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Onstage: Death and the Maiden

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Ariel Dorfman’s award-winning moral thriller explores vengeful actions precipitated by violent abuse.  
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Stage Door: The Kids Are All Right

{CommentsCant} · Friday, April 17, 2015
This is a busy time of year on local stages, and that's especially true at colleges and universities where the academic year is winding down.At Northern Kentucky University, the 17th biennial Year End Series (Y.E.S.) Festival is underway, presenting three world premiere productions in rotating repertory. It's a Grand Night for Murder opened on Thursday; The Divine Visitor</...  

Onstage: The Taming of the Shrew

0 Comments · Thursday, April 16, 2015
If you’ve ever seen The Taming of the Shrew, you might remember it as the tale of an ill-tempered woman brought into line by an abusive, gold-digging suitor.   

The Future of American Theater: a Report From Louisville

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I spent last weekend in Kentucky at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville watching a half-dozen brand new works. The festival is an invigorating whirl of creativity, conviviality and engaging performances.  

Onstage: Y.E.S. Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Every two years Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theatre and Dance offers audiences several theatrical adventures when it presents the world premieres of three plays.  

The Cuckoo Clock Might Need Some Fine Tuning

0 Comments · Monday, April 13, 2015
When you hear the name Steve Martin, you surely think of a funny guy — "wild and crazy," in fact — both as an actor and a comedian. But he's also a playwright, and you have the opportunity to see one of his most amusing works at the Carnegie where The Underpants is onstage through April 26.  
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Stage Door: The Heat Is on at CCM ... And All Over Town

{CommentsCant} · Friday, April 10, 2015
There's a ton of theater opening up this weekend, something for just about every taste. But if you're looking for something free, I have a special recommendation: It's 110 in the Shade at UC's College-Conservatory of Music. This is a production in the Cohen Family Studio Theater (an intimate black box ven...  

Onstage: Race

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2015
David Mamet is a playwright known for dialogue that comes at you like a spray of bullets from an automatic weapon.   

A Jolly Romp Through a Problem Play

0 Comments · Monday, April 6, 2015
If you’ve ever seen The Taming of the Shrew, you might remember it as the tale of an ill-tempered woman brought into line by an abusive, gold-digging suitor. In  

Onstage: The Lion King

0 Comments · Monday, April 6, 2015
The Lion King, presented by Broadway in Cincinnati, continues at the Aronoff Center through April 26.