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Chapatti (Review)

Finding love by living

0 Comments · Friday, February 13, 2015
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.   

Onstage: Chapatti

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Pets can be great companions. But as Dan, grieving the loss of a longtime lover, and Betty, a solitary divorcée, discover in Christian O’Reilly’s humorous tale of a pair of lonely hearts in an Irish town, human contact is essential and sometimes unexpected.  
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Stage Door: Two One-Woman Shows Worth Seeing This Weekend

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 6, 2015
A special treat onstage at the Aronoff Center's Fifth Third Bank Theater through a Sunday 2 p.m. matinee: Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, featuring Torie Wiggins giving voice to people making pronouncements about race, justice and violence in America. The script by Anna Deavere Smith, drawn verbatim from numerous interviews, was created in the mid-1990s in the following the Los Angeles ...  

Playwriting “Like a Girl”

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
In a “Curtain Call” column last August, I pointed out the scarcity of plays by women staged locally. But I neglected to mention one of the most important writers of the late 20th century: Wendy Wasserstein.  

Onstage: The Year of Magical Thinking

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
In 2004, author Joan Didion came to terms with the unexpected death of her husband of 40 years as well as the grave illness of their only daughter by writing a memoir.  

Love List: Tamara Winters

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Tamara Winters is new to Know Theatre, but not to Cincinnati. She spent two years at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) a decade ago as a member of the intern company after her 2004 graduation from Ohio University.  

The Other Place (Review)

ETC's latest offers a thoughtfully circuitous journey

0 Comments · Sunday, February 1, 2015
Lynn Meyers, producing artistic director at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, has a knack for finding thoughtful, engaging new plays that haven’t been seen on any local stage and giving them memorable productions.  
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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.