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Stage Door: Women in Distress on Local Stages This Weekend

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 30, 2015
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati continues its hot streak of well-cast and engaging scripts with Sharr White's The Other Place, the story of a brilliant but abrasive woman who is losing her grip. Regina Pugh is excellent in this moving and sometimes funny production, ably supported by Michael G. Bath as her perplexed husband, and with two performers usually seen at Cincinnati Shakespeare,...  

Onstage: The Other Place

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Sharr White’s troubling, engrossing and sometimes humorous drama debuted on Broadway a year ago; Ensemble Theatre’s D. Lynn Meyers is staging its regional premiere, featuring veteran actress Regina Pugh  

The Handmaid's Tale (Review)

Know's latest is a powerful personal story

0 Comments · Monday, January 26, 2015
Corinne Mohlenhoff's performance is not merely a tour-de-force of memorization but also of making the show constantly engaging.   
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Stage Door: Theater Abounds This Weekend

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 23, 2015
I attended the opening of Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical at the Cincinnati Playhouse last evening. The show offers some sense of the great Country music singer's life, but it's not detailed in the way Rosemary Clooney was portrayed in the Playhouse's recent production. Instead, it's Cash's music that's front and center, performed by a half-dozen veteran musicians and four sing...  

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Adaptation Warns Against Complacency

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Joe Stollenwerk lives in Bloomington, Ind., where he’s pursuing a doctorate in theater at Indiana University.  

Downhome Shakespeare

Playhouse’s Ring of Fire gives a full portrait of Johnny Cash

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 20, 2015
In the same sense that it takes a village to raise a child, it appears that it takes a crowd to tell the story of Johnny Cash. At least that’s the case with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.  

Waiting for Godot (Review)

Waiting and waiting and waiting

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s “tragicomedy in two acts,” has bewildered many theatergoers since its premiere in 1953.  

Onstage: Greater Tuna

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 20, 2015
If you hail from a small town, you’ll recognize the shenanigans of the oddballs who populate this tried-and-true comedy.   

Onstage: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 20, 2015
In the same sense that it takes a village to raise a child, it appears that it takes a crowd to tell the story of Johnny Cash. At least that’s the case with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.   

Onstage: The Handmaid's Tale

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 20, 2015
In the near future, what’s left of the United States has become the Republic of Gilead, a nation oppressively governed by strictly religious principles.