CityBeat - Onstage http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-27-1-onstage.html <![CDATA[CAC Takes Audiences Into the Deep, Dark Woods - ]]> Want to take a contemplative walk in the woods? The Contemporary Arts Center is offering a chance to see nature in a new light — or darkness — on Friday and Saturday. ]]> <![CDATA[Hit and a Miss: NKU's Y.E.S. Festival - Encore, Encore and It's a Grand Night for Murder (Review)]]> Northern Kentucky University’s 17th biennial Year End Series (Y.E.S.) Festival began last week and continues through April 26. According to NKU professor Sandra Forman, who oversees the project every two years, no other university in America undertakes a festival on this scale.]]> <![CDATA[Too Much of a Good Thing - The Divine Visitor at NKU's Y.E.S. Festival (Review)]]> The third play in Northern Kentucky University’s biennial Year End Series (Y.E.S.) Festival is David L. Williams' The Divine Visitor. ]]> <![CDATA[The Cuckoo Clock Might Need Some Fine Tuning - ]]> When you hear the name Steve Martin, you surely think of a funny guy — "wild and crazy," in fact — both as an actor and a comedian. But he's also a playwright, and you have the opportunity to see one of his most amusing works at the Carnegie where The Underpants is onstage through April 26.]]> <![CDATA[A Jolly Romp Through a Problem Play - ]]> If you’ve ever seen The Taming of the Shrew, you might remember it as the tale of an ill-tempered woman brought into line by an abusive, gold-digging suitor. In]]> <![CDATA[Long Live the King - Julie Taymor transformed a cartoon into a blockbuster stage production]]> The Lion King began as a popular Disney animated feature film in 1994, but back then no one imagined that it would become a worldwide blockbuster stage production.]]> <![CDATA['Buzzer' Is More About People Than Place - ]]> Tracey Scott Wilson is a playwright unafraid of the prickly issues of contemporary life. In Buzzer at the Cincinnati Playhouse, she tells a story that could be set in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine. (It’s actually in New York City.) ]]> <![CDATA[Heartbreak at Know Theatre - ]]> When I was a teenager, I devoured comic books ... I haven’t spent much time with those stories or characters for years, but Know Theatre’s production of Hearts Like Fists took me back to the days of two-dimensional characters, clear delineation between good and evil and lots of slam-bam action.
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<![CDATA[Confounding Conversations - Tracey Scott Wilson's plays keep people talking about race in America]]> Tracey Scott Wilson, whose recent play Buzzer opens this week at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (it’s onstage through April 19), once said in an interview, “The biggest issue we have in this country is race, and it’s an issue that Americans don’t talk about much. ]]> <![CDATA[Detroit '67 (Review) - The fires of 'Detroit '67' are still burning]]> In late July 1967 more than 10,000 citizens of Detroit rioted. Police had raided a blind pig — an unauthorized after-hours hangout very much like the one Chelle and Lank have established in their family’s basement — where more than 80 patrons, all African-American, had gathered to celebrate the return of a Vietnam veteran. ]]> <![CDATA[Comedy That Rocks - ]]> Jeremy Essig may or may not be recording a CD at Go Bananas this week. “I don’t know if they know about it,” he says, laughing, “I just sort of decided. I had a spot open up and [Go Bananas] had a week open, so I picked it up."]]> <![CDATA[The Marvelous Wonderettes (Review) - It's their party]]>

When I attended the Covedale Center’s production of The Marvelous Wonderettes at a Sunday matinee, there were no young people in attendance.

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<![CDATA[Peter and the Starcatcher (Review) - Laughing all the way to Neverland]]> For anyone yearning to return to childhood for a few hours — reveling in clever wordplay, fart jokes and an adventure won “against impossible odds” — this show is a must-see.]]> <![CDATA[Little Women (Review) - 'Little Women' grow large at Cincy Shakes]]> Let’s hear it for the girls! Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s excellent female performers are showcased in the regional premiere of Emma Reeve’s stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. ]]> <![CDATA[August: Osage County (Review) - Truth telling: watch out]]>

George Washington was known for never telling a lie. But telling the truth — even the so-called truth — can be a hazardous path, as evidenced by the meltdown of the Weston family, who populate Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, August: Osage County.

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<![CDATA[Unblinded by Science - ]]>

Lewis Black calls from a hotel room in Los Angeles. Taking a short break from his “The Rant is Due: Part Deux” tour, Black is in Hollywood to do some voice work on the new Pixar animated film Inside Out, in which he appropriately voices the character of Anger.

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<![CDATA[Chapatti (Review) - Finding love by living]]>

Pets can fill our lives in important ways, but Christian O’Reilly’s play, Chapatti, at the Cincinnati Playhouse, suggests that human interaction — the company of another person — is needed for true fulfillment. 

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<![CDATA[The Other Place (Review) - ETC's latest offers a thoughtfully circuitous journey]]>

Lynn Meyers, producing artistic director at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, has a knack for finding thoughtful, engaging new plays that haven’t been seen on any local stage and giving them memorable productions.

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<![CDATA[Opera Fusion: New Works Enables Completion of Daniel Catán Work - ]]>

In 2008, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Cincinnati Opera launched Opera Fusion, an initiative to share resources and nurture emerging talent in artistic and technical areas.

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<![CDATA[The Handmaid's Tale (Review) - Know's latest is a powerful personal story]]>

Corinne Mohlenhoff's performance is not merely a tour-de-force of memorization but also of making the show constantly engaging. 

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