0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
From necessity comes invention, and from
the need to store everyday essentials in a convenient and stylish way
came BANDI Wear.
The Mercer OTR deliciously fills a niche in the Over-the-Rhine dining scene
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Mercer OTR fills the niche for those diners with delicious flavor and gracious service.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Zvi Gotheiner's modern dance company
appears this weekend for the second time in Cincinnati as part of ZviDance/Dabke,
presented by Contemporary Dance Theater.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Celebrating his 46th anniversary as music director for the Cincinnati Ballet, Carmon DeLeone has a lot to be proud of.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Coming off a successful fall touring
season with performances in Chicago and Roanoke, Va., the eight modern
dancers of MamLuft&Co. Dance take the Aronoff stage this weekend for
the company’s first mixed repertory concert.
Murals showcase past and present Cincinnati brews
0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2015
While live music has always mixed well
with alcohol, visual bar art in Cincinnati is starting to stretch beyond
portraits of dogs playing poker and glowing beer signs.
Over-the-Rhine’s Simple Space is a short-term haven for long-term ideas
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
What does Over-the-Rhine mean to you? Is
it a stoplight point on your way to work, just a weekend dining
destination, or is it a place you can call home?
Chefs and artists reflect the popular children’s board game at The Carnegie for 'The Art of Food'
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
is absolutely nothing run-of-the-mill about The Art of Food
exhibit opening Friday. The popular event is expected to attract as
many as 700 guests. And it’s safe to say that this year’s over-the-top
extravaganza with a Candy Land theme might be the zaniest ever.
“Forgotten” Japanese art collection returns to the Cincinnati Art Museum
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
When an art museum has a collection of
more than 65,000 objects, it isn’t surprising that many of them wind up
hidden in storage. Sometimes complete collections are stowed there,
rarely if ever seen or studied.
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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati continues its hot streak of well-cast and engaging scripts with Sharr White's The Other Place, the story of a brilliant but abrasive woman who is losing her grip. Regina Pugh is excellent in this moving and sometimes funny production, ably supported by Michael G. Bath as her perplexed husband, and with two performers usually seen at Cincinnati Shakespeare, Kelly Mengelkoch and Billy Chace, in an array of supporting roles. This is a drama that keeps you guessing as to what's the truth behind the story that's unfolding. When it all comes together, the revelation is devastating. Definitely worth seeing. Box office: 513-421-3555.Another powerful piece of theater is onstage at Know Theatre, where another Cincy Shakes regular is featured in the one-woman adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. The script feels a tad long, but it's such a pleasure to watch Corinne Mohlenhoff as Offred — and a half-dozen other distinct characters — that all you can do is marvel at her skill in presenting them, not to mention in memorizing more than two hours of text. This frightening dystopian tale of America's possible future staged by Brian Phillips (Cincy Shakes artistic director and Mohlenhoff's husband) on a very effective set designed designed by Andrew Hungerford (Know's artistic director) is definitely worth seeing. Box office: 513-300-5669.Other productions worth seeing on local stages: A collection of Johnny Cash tunes in Ring of Fire at the Cincinnati Playhouse (CityBeat interview here), the humorous Greater Tuna at Covedale (CityBeat review here) and a compelling staging of Samuel Beckett's breathtaking piece of absurdity, Waiting for Godot, at Cincy Shakes (CityBeat review here).
Get ready for more fun at Know Theatre with the kick-off of the second season of Serials!, this one subtitled "Thunderdome." Starting Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. (and continuing at two-week intervals through the end of March) will be five 15-minute pieces intended to be episodically developed. But this time, two will be voted off each week by the audience, to be replaced by two new works the next time around. Sounds like fun, and if this repeats the success of last summer's inaugural event, it's a chance to see local actors and writers at work. Box office: 513-300-5669.Rick Pender's STAGE DOOR blog appears here every Friday. Find more theater reviews and feature stories here.