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Queer in the U.S.A.

3 Comments · Thursday, June 10, 2010
Johnny, a 14-year-old boy from New Jersey, is bullied by his peers and taunted by his Glee Club teacher for being "a little light on your feet." He soon splits for New York City to escape from his miserable life and find something better — particularly people who will appreciate him.  


1 Comments · Friday, June 4, 2010
This 'Cyrano,' by Jo Roets, is a highly condensed version of Edmond Rostand's three-hour romantic comedy. It's sleeker and sharper but lacks some of the poetry and dimensionality of the original. What remains is a post-modern machine for shaking out the story and meaning of Cyrano and Roxanne.  

Soul Juice

2 Comments · Friday, June 4, 2010
Dylan Shelton and Annie Kalahurka play newly minted born-again Christians whom God has sent on a mission: to convert the audience with "Soul Juice." This involves saving our souls with 'Saturday Night Live'-style sketches, including songs, jokes, puppetry and even a clown show.  


Mixx Ultra Lounge: June 3, 5, 7, 10 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The acting interns at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park have cooked up a theater piece for our delectation, a new version of the classic French play 'Cyrano de Bergerac.'  

Soul Juice

Gabriel's Corner: June 3, 5, 8, 10 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
What would you do if you had an earth-shattering vision that prompted you to create a Christian ministry called "Soul Juice?" Josiah Pratt stands up and answers the call, creating a ministry with his wife, Ruth Gardener, to open the eyes (and hearts) of the most egregious sinner.  

Queer in the U.S.A.

Below Zero: June 8, 9, 11 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Imagine that you're a kid from New Jersey, 14 years old and gay. It would be unfortunately normal to suffer abuse from your peers, but how about a cruel rejection from your high school glee club?  

Review: The Gayer Show

0 Comments · Sunday, May 31, 2009
Perhaps the most striking thing about this performance is the juxtaposition of the two lives, gay men born 20 years apart. The two men don't interact, but they trade off speaking time, and their experiences comment on each other. The resulting synergy makes the whole greater than the sum of the parts.  

Review: Sex, Dreams and Self-Control

0 Comments · Saturday, May 30, 2009
Kevin Thornton's piece is a tour de force. At times hilarious, at times poignant, it's the story of a reluctant gay boy (later man) who's made to feel incredible shame for his sexuality. The performance is at once genuine, entertaining, poetic and professional.  

Review: Cinema Fantastique

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2009
This exploration of Hollywood movies includes almost completely new material from previous productions by Eagle to Squirrel Variety Hour. The concept fixes the performance to a degree and allows the discursive group to frame material in a more coherent and theatrical manner.  

Preview: Cinema Fantastique

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The uniqueness of Eagle to Squirrel Variety Hour resides in its combination of genres, including Electronic music, Hip Hop, Jazz and spoken word.