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Five Summer Theater Performances Not to Miss

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Our local theater world's version of summer blockbusters.

It’s a Wrap for the 2013 Cincy Fringe

0 Comments · Monday, June 10, 2013
Almost one-third of the 2013 Cincy Fringe Festival productions won some form of voted recognition, a testament to the high quality of shows this year.   

Ensemble Theatre Announces Remainder of Season

Cincy Playhouse veterans Ed Stern and Michael Evan Haney to stage shows

{CommentsCant} · Sunday, June 9, 2013
If you enjoyed "great theater in a great theater" at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park during past seasons, you'll be pleased to learn that Ed Stern, former producing artistic director, and Michael Evan Haney, whose tenure as associate artistic director ends on June 30, have both been engaged to stage shows at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) for its 2013-2014 season. Haney will stage Nin...  

Swimming in the Shallows (Review - Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Saturday, June 8, 2013
The 2013 Fringe has provided a final showcase for a half-dozen talented performers to shine in their own light in a production of Adam Bock’s absurdist comedy.  
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Stage Door: Finishing Up Fringe

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 7, 2013
Two more days of the 2013 Cincy Fringe remain. In its 10th year, this year's festival has provided consistently high-quality offerings. If you're serious about the full range of theater, you owe it to yourself to catch a couple of them. I can't go into everything here, but you can check out my column from the current issue of CityBeat   

Surfing the Fringe

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
There are just a few days left for the 2013 Cincinnati Fringe, our annual celebration of weirdness and creativity, produced by Know Theatre. It’s over on Saturday evening (the final party is at 10:30 p.m. at the Jackson Street theater’s Underground Bar), but there’s still time to catch several productions.  

Onstage: The Hound of the Baskervilles

0 Comments · Monday, June 3, 2013
If you missed Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s nutty, through-the-looking-glass rendition of the Sherlock Holmes tale last summer in a sold-out run, you have another chance to laugh yourself silly,   

Loon (Review - Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Monday, June 3, 2013
Last year’s charming Wonderheads production of Grim and Fischer was one of the “Pick of the Fringe” winners, and deservedly so. If anything, Loon is even better   

Stage Door: Fringe Your Weekend

{CommentsCant} · Friday, May 31, 2013
The 2013 Cincinnati Fringe is at its first weekend with almost two dozen shows available for you to attend over the weekend. Pick a few and take a chance — read the commentaries by CityBeat reviewers posted here, if you want the inside scoop on various productions.

This is the 10th annual event...  

The Space Between My Head and My Body (Review)

0 Comments · Friday, May 31, 2013
O’Keefe’s script is poetic, thoughtful and evocative. The cleverly designed program (resembling the safety information brochure found in the seatback pocket when you travel by air) suggests “somewhere between departure and arrival, you can be anyone.” Or, perhaps, no one.