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Of People and Not Things

1 Comment · Thursday, June 3, 2010
Fringe veteran Andrew Hungerford's show, featuring him and Know Theatre regular Liz Vosmeier, is an engaging piece of storytelling, artfully delivered by two excellent actors. This piece of theater will stick with you because it's so human — not about "things" but about real people.  

Angels in America: Perestroika (Review)

Know Theatre completes its 'Angels' repertory with a powerful Part II

0 Comments · Sunday, April 25, 2010
Know Theatre of Cincinnati's staging of Tony Kushner's monumental '90s icon 'Angels in America' continues with 'Part II: Perestroika.' Let me simply say that if you miss this show you'll kick yourself. It's a showcase of excellent Cincinnati actors doing one of the most important plays of the past 25 years.   

Adding Machine (Review)

An appropriate staging for society's current recessionary state

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Smart calculation: In the wintry depths of the Great Recession, Know Theatre of Cincinnati brings a bleak chamber opera based on an anti-capitalist play from the 1920s, in which an outsourced drone gets revenge on the boss.  

Boom (Review)

Know Theatre opens season with an offbeat comedy

2 Comments · Monday, October 12, 2009
The ability to predict the end of life on Earth is a mixed blessing for Jules (Joshua Murphy), a character in 'Boom,' the new play by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb opening Know Theatre of Cincinnati's 2009-10 season. Nachtrieb has a good ear for contemporary dialogue, and the actors throw themselves into this absurdist tale with manic energy, as directed by Drew Fracher.  

Oklahoma! (Review)

Jersey Productions' version of the classic musical has straightforward momentum

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Jersey Productions' summer season has kicked off with a production that avoids cliches and plays to the strengths of the Rodgers and Hammerstein show that actually established a new way to tell stories, using songs and dancing to advance the plot. Director Jason Bruffy has given this spirited 'Oklahoma!' a straightforward momentum, and Liz Vosmeier has reproduced Agnes de Mille's iconic choreography that was an essential attraction of the original hit.  

Review: Jacques Brel's Lonsesome Losers of the Night

0 Comments · Friday, May 29, 2009
This show was originally mounted in Chicago a year ago by a company called Theo Ubique; it was well received by audiences there. The Cincinnati production is staged by director Lyle Benjamin, under the auspices of his Queen City Off-Broadway company.  

Preview: Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Lyle Benjamin, artistic director of Queen City Off Broadway, is restaging this hit production from Chicago, calling it the "perfect show when you drink, look French and despair."  

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