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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Review)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's existential comedy is stark raving sane

0 Comments · Sunday, February 23, 2014
Cincinnati Shakespeare has deeply enhanced the experience of both of these classic works, separated by four centuries in their creation, but sharing common philosophical ground in their exploration of the meaning of existence.  
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Stage Door: Options Abound

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 21, 2014
I’m not making up a story when I suggest you could be charmed by Mary Zimmerman’s Arabian Nights at Northern Kentucky University. After all, her play is about telling tales: Scheherazade, the latest bride of a cruel king who has a history of marrying and executing his wives, survives by stringing him along with stories she promises to finish the next night — for a “Thousa...  

Onstage: 4000 Miles

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Amy Herzog’s 2011 play 4000 Miles opened last week and runs through March 9 at the Cincinnati Playhouse.  

Onstage: Pluto

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Steve Yockey’s world-premiere script, set in a world that vacillates between apparent reality and something like mythology come-to-life, concludes its run this weekend.  
curtain call - 4000 miles @ playhouse - photo sandy underwood

Stage Door: Valentine's Weekend

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 14, 2014
Last night I caught the opening of 4000 Miles at the Cincinnati Playhouse. What with today being Valentine's Day, this tale of a feisty grandmother and her hippie grandson — separated by a 70-year gap in age — might not seem like a very typical love story. But it's about understanding and finding common ground, and what else is that but true love? Actor Robbie Tann plays 21-year-...  
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Know Introduces New Artistic Director

Andrew Hungerford announces four coming productions

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 13, 2014
Know Theatre formally introduced its incoming artistic director, Andrew Hungerford, before a full house on Wednesday evening. He might not approach the boundless energy of his predecessor Eric Vosmeier (more on his half-dozen years at the helm here), but Hungerford has a kind of boyish enthusiasm...  

Onstage: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Through January and early February, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s (CSC) production of Hamlet captivated audiences. Two minor characters, Hamlet’s college chums Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, wat  
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Stage Door: Choices Galore

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 7, 2014
Last evening I went to see Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses at UC's College-Conservatory of Music. You can read more about playwright Zimmerman in my column in this week's issue here, and you'll probably figure out that this is one of my favorite scripts. CCM's drama program has cr...  

Tribes (Review)

Can you hear me now? 'Tribes' at Ensemble Theatre

0 Comments · Friday, February 7, 2014
Nina Raine’s award-winning play Tribes is overtly — and creatively — about people living with deafness. But it’s also a story of families and the human need to connect.   

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance — Shows Coming Our Way Next Season

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
With this week’s announcements of the 2014-15 seasons for touring shows presented by Broadway in Cincinnati and by Cincinnati Landmark Productions at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, you have more than a dozen choices to consider.