George Washington was known for never
telling a lie. But telling the truth — even the so-called truth — can be
a hazardous path, as evidenced by the meltdown of the Weston family,
who populate Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, August: Osage County.
As I wrote on Monday, season announcements from Cincinnati theaters are a sure sign that warmer days are ahead. The temperature cranked up a few more notches tonight when Cincinnati Shakespeare Company announced its 2015-2016 season. It’s no secret that ...
I don’t pay much attention to Groundhog Day for signs of spring, and Reds Opening Day is way too late to celebrate the promise of warmer weather. My key indicator for when spring is just around the corner is when Cincinnati-area theaters start announcing their upcoming seasons. (In fact, Cincinnati Landmark Productions was the first out of the gate a few weeks back; more about that in a moment.)...
Just how can Tracy Letts' sprawling play August: Osage County be wedged into the tiny Clifton Performance Theatre on Ludlow? Director Buz Davis knows that this show is more about characters and great dialogue than the set; he told me so. (Read more in my Curtain Call column
is absolutely nothing run-of-the-mill about TheArt of Food
exhibit opening Friday. The popular event is expected to attract as
many as 700 guests. And it’s safe to say that this year’s over-the-top
extravaganza with a Candy Land theme might be the zaniest ever.
I hope my Curtain Call column (foundhere) in a recent issue moves you to head to UC's College Conservatory of Music for Richard Hess's staging of Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize winner, The Heidi Chronicles, onst...
Pets can fill our lives in important ways, but Christian O’Reilly’s play, Chapatti, at the Cincinnati Playhouse, suggests that human interaction — the company of another person — is needed for true fulfillment.