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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.  

Where Is My Mind? (Recommended)

1 Comments · Friday, June 1, 2012
I’m not inclined to give you more detail than the program notes about what is “in” the show. Yes, indeed, there is mesmerizing mindreading, crazy karaoke, ventriloquist figures, a soulful song (oh my god, it is really, really soulful) and he does make out with a puppet. You also learn the secret trick as to how you too can get a one-man show in the Cincinnati Fringe.   

2012 FringeNext: You Will Have 25 Minutes to Complete This Essay

0 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2012
You Will Have 25 Minutes To Complete This Essay is one of two teen-created shows in this year’s FringeNext category. Written and directed by Alexx Rouse, it is a happy breeze of a piece that plays against teen stereotypes by speaking directly to them and then surprising you again with odd little twists.  

Female Desires

1 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2012
Female Desires is a collection of monologues expressing the desires, needs, challenges and fears of young women today. Written by Eliza Martin, the piece is organized into four quartets of interwoven stories, loosely connected to each other thematically.