The folks behind the Cappies program that
recognizes high school theater productions and performances decided to
establish a new recognition for the 2014 awards, presented on Friday,
May 23, at the Aronoff Center.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s presentation of the rarely produced The Two Noble Kinsmen is a noble feat, as it put CSC in the company of only six modern theater companies who have also “completed the canon” by performing all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays.
When scholars refer to William
Shakespeare’s canon — his “complete works” — they typically count 38
plays, written between 1590 and 1612. Only six modern theater companies
have staged them all, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is set to join the ranks this week.
If you’ve gone to an elementary school in
Cincinnati anytime between the ’80s and now, chances are you remember a
Madcap Puppets performance. Giant puppets, music and acting have
brought Madcap performances to life since 1981, teaching children the
fundamentals of puppetry and theater.
Directed by Greg Procaccino, Other People’s Money is
both thoughtful and funny. While we understand that the corporate
raiders of the 1980s decimated entire communities, it feels more like a
nostalgic and wistful take on gentler times.
Gypsy, a great musical from 1959,
has a score by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a script by
Arthur Laurents. It’s the true story of burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose
Lee (she preferred the label “ecdysiast”)...
When house lights dim and a play begins,
every theatergoer prays to witness something that entertains, transports
and, in the best cases, transforms...Tom Jacobson’s The Twentieth-Century Way, receiving its regional premiere at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, does just that.