Audiences will laugh and gasp at Karen Zacarías’ amusing Native Gardens at the Cincinnati
Playhouse and feel troubled by the plight of a fighter pilot in George Brant’s gripping
Grounded at Ensemble Theatre.
There are so many things happening on local stages it’s a bit of a challenge make recommendations. But every one of these productions has some sort of conflict at its heart. Grounded opened Wednesday night Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. George Brant’s a one-woman script is about a fearless fighter pilot whose career is cut short by an unexpected pregnancy, marriage and parent...
Yes, it’s a stage rendition of Dorothy’s 1939 cinematic dream of Oz,
with every bit of music you will recall — plus a number you won’t (it
includes “The Jitterbug,” deleted from the film) — performed lushly by
the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is staging the original “game of thrones” — England’s Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453) as retold by the Bard’s history plays — eight shows being presented in chronological order across five theater seasons. (Cincy Shakes is only the second theater company in the U.S. to present the history cycle in Chronological order.) We’ve already seen Richar...