It is a wonderful risk any time a theatre company takes on a classic like Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.
It is an especially wonderful risk for actors who go up against our
collective or personal expectations of what their performances should
Harry & The Thief by Sigrid
Gilmer is a wonderfully ridiculous, history-twisting, large cast mash-up
of a play about Harriet Tubman (Harry), slavery and time travel. It is
also the first play in Know Theatre’s 17th season, with Andrew
Hungerford now at the artistic helm. This bodes well.
Sarge is a one-woman show
written by Cincinnati-based actor, writer and director Kevin Crowley featuring
Christine Dye. In three short vignettes, Crowley imagines the life of Dottie
Sandusky, aka “Sarge,” the wife of Penn State’s assistant football coach Jerry
Sandusky around the time he was indicted for multiple counts of child
New Edgecliff Theatre returns to Fringe with
Will Eno’s 2008 TRAGEDY: a tragedy in
which a local television news anchor and three reporters in the field cover the
unfolding media drama of “the event of ‘night.’” Is it merely nightfall as
usual? Or does the apocalypse come under the cloak of darkness?
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s presentation of the rarely produced The Two Noble Kinsmen is a noble feat, as it put CSC in the company of only six modern theater companies who have also “completed the canon” by performing all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays.
Directed by Greg Procaccino, Other People’s Money is
both thoughtful and funny. While we understand that the corporate
raiders of the 1980s decimated entire communities, it feels more like a
nostalgic and wistful take on gentler times.
When house lights dim and a play begins,
every theatergoer prays to witness something that entertains, transports
and, in the best cases, transforms...Tom Jacobson’s The Twentieth-Century Way, receiving its regional premiere at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, does just that.