If you’re excited by the imminent arrival (Dec. 25) of a movie version of Into the Woods, you can get ready for the experience by catching a performance of the show at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.
Although Safe House is the title of Keith Josef Adkins’ world
premiere play at the Cincinnati Playhouse, the primitive but neat cabin inhabited by the Pedigrews, a free
family of color in 1843 Kentucky, is a dangerous place.
The show’s gimmick is that it’s set in a working kitchen where LaVecchia
prepares an aromatic three-course Italian meal while animatedly
describing her romantic adventures, starting at age 16 and continuing
into her 40s.
There’s some deliciously nasty storytelling
going on upstairs at the Hoffner Lodge on Hamilton Avenue in Northside
thanks to New Edgecliff Theatre’s production of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed.
It is a wonderful risk any time a theatre company takes on a classic like Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.
It is an especially wonderful risk for actors who go up against our
collective or personal expectations of what their performances should