most engaging of the three dances presented by The Space/Movement
Project in Kiss Kiss Missiles: A Retrospectacle is the
first, with all five of the company’s dancers barefoot and wearing
costumes that could almost have come out of their everyday closets
with a sash or a ribbon added for the stage. A dancer wearing a
flaring red skirt and dark top appears in movement as slim and supple
as pulled taffy.
you’ve had it up to here with Love Thy Neighbor, this is the show
for you. A Hands On Guide to the Apocalypse arrives just in
time, since 2012 — as we’re being frequently reminded — is the
year the Mayans tagged for the end of the world.
mistakes Madeline made, which give title to this 75-minute excursion
into wanton lack of bathing and job despair, are exactly those our
heroine Edna adopts as her personal route to coming of age and
meeting life on its own terms.
how-do-we-get-grown-up story seems appropriate for the annual intern
project at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC), this year the work of
five actors, directed by fellow intern Jenny Estill.
box Audrey is trapped in is a theater box office, and she is the
voice on the phone. Audrey’s calling is indeed the theater, but her
goal is the stage itself, not selling tickets to the audience. This
funny exercise in frustration was written by Casey Pilkenton, who
also plays Audrey and recorded all the various voices of those who
Cincinnati writer Dale Patrick Brown says, in her lively new book Literary Cincinnati,the
city “can point to an impressive literary history, but rarely does.”
Brown proceeds to remedy the situation with eminently readable accounts
of literary figures, homegrown and visiting.
Although gardeners have always been drawn
to the exotic, the authors of this book encourage exactly the opposite
approach and eye non-native plants as encroachers. As gardeners
themselves, this husband and wife team has transformed their own grounds
from a traditional mixture of naturalized and native plants to one that
harbors only natives to the benefit of birds, butterflies, bees and