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Safe House (Review)

Safe House is a dangerous place

0 Comments · Friday, October 31, 2014
Although Safe House is the title of Keith Josef Adkins’ world premiere play at the Cincinnati Playhouse, the primitive but neat cabin inhabited by the Pedigrews, a free family of color in 1843 Kentucky, is a dangerous place.  

Ooh La La! Diane Lala Keeps Performers Moving at CCM

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
With a name like Diane Lala, she was apparently destined for a career in musical theater.  

Onstage: Into the Woods

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Stephen Sondheim took the Brothers Grimm to Broadway with this mashed-up fairytale musical.  
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Stage Door: Safe House and Spooky Performances

{CommentsCant} · Friday, October 24, 2014
Last night I was at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for the opening of Keith Josef Adkins' new play, Safe House, the 71st world premiere staged by our Tony Award-winning regional theater. (CityBeat feature story here.)

It's a fascinating piece that's about the little-known circum...  

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Safe House explores a little known dimension of freedom at the Cincinnati Playhouse

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I thought I knew quite a bit about American history before I read Keith Josef Adkins’ new play, Safe House, about to have its world premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.  

Onstage: Safe House

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Safe House, about a “free family of color” in 1843 Kentucky, has its world premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.  
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Stage Door: An Iliad, Varekai, and Other Items of Note

{CommentsCant} · Friday, October 17, 2014
On Wednesday evening I attended one of the most remarkable solo performances I've ever seen: Bruce Cromer starring in An Iliad at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.  Based on Homer's epic poem about the Trojan War, the poetic but dynamic script calls on one actor to play a dozen or so charac...  

An Iliad (Review)

Cromer gives an astonishing, memorable performance in ETC’s An Iliad

0 Comments · Thursday, October 16, 2014
Bruce Cromer's embodiment of Poet is an acting performance to cherish, one of the most powerful I have ever witnessed onstage.
  

A Poet (and an Actor) Explore the Nature of War: You See?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Bruce Cromer’s performance as The Poet in An Iliad is no easy task. He’s playing a world-weary soul, sick of repeating tales of devastation and death.  

Onstage: Cirque du Soleil Varekai

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In this touring show, a solitary young man falls from the sky — perhaps it’s Icarus who flew too close to the sun? — into a magical forest populated by fantastic creatures.