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The Crucible (Review)

Collaboration between Cincy Shakes and Xavier is a powerful production of a timeless story

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
It was a perfect storm when Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Xavier University decided to collaborate on Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.   

Onstage: Dracula

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Cincinnati Landmark Productions recently announced plans to focus its productions on the West Side’s Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, adding a new, smaller venue in the Incline District and   

Dracula (Review)

A gothic treat

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Dracula is a fun and well-timed gothic offering for theatergoers of all ages. This is a three-act dramatization from 1927, reduced to two with one intermission.   

Bus Stop (Review)

A bus stop worth stopping for

0 Comments · Friday, September 20, 2013
Set in a small-town Kansas diner where passengers on bus must wait out a blizzard overnight with a few friendly locals, the show is a tale of love vs. loneliness and staying vs. going.
  

Oliver Twist (Review)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's remake of a classic generally “well-cured”

1 Comments · Monday, September 9, 2013
 Michael Evan Haney, an associate artist at the Cincinnati Playhouse ably directs Neil Bartlett adaptation of Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens’ classic orphan tale. While it features several songs, it’s definitely not the jaunty 1960 musical Oliver!   

Lolita: A Three Man Show (Review - Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Monday, June 3, 2013
Four Humors’ Lolita achieves three remarkable things: It honors the source material; it let’s us know that the revered plot is downright horrifying; and it is side-splittingly hilarious from start to finish.
  

Dirk Darrow: NCSSI (Review - Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Friday, May 31, 2013
Darrow’s gumshoe detective story goes like this: He is a fedora-wearing, gun-toting man in love with the wrong kind of dame. Man is murdered (bum, bum, bum!) and with magic tricks, mentalism and plenty of help from game audience members he solves the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY of the crime.   

Pulling off Procreation (Review)

1 Comments · Friday, May 31, 2013
I suppose if you saw it, you might say that Pulling off Procreation is a Fringe-esque meditation on celebrity and fame in a 24/7 “news” culture. You might also say, as I did via my review notes, “OH MY GOD KILL ME NOW.”
  

MixTape (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
This show's 100-percent family friendly content is a win-win for those looking for the theatrical equivalent of a cool glass of water on a hot summer Fringe night.  

Tainted Love: A Zombie-Human Love Story

0 Comments · Saturday, June 2, 2012
This particular romp is by local playwright Alan Jozwiak and was adapted from a short story he had published in a zombie quarterly. Directed by Kevin Crowley and gamely acted by a cast of 10, including a quintet of mainly high-school-aged zombies, it is beyond harmless and moves toward the genuinely charming.