I submit as Exhibit A for the strength of Cincinnati theater the current production at Know Theatre, Part I of 'Angels in America,' 'Millennium Approaches.' This powerful script deserves and demands strong acting, and some of the city's best performers have risen to the challenge, guest directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Brian Isaac Phillips.
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.
A successful comedy is tougher to pull off than a serious dramatic play. Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati's D. Lynn Meyers never seems daunted by that challenge. The latest piece of evidence is ETC's production of 'Becky's New Car' by Steven Dietz. I've seldom heard people laugh out loud so heartily or repeatedly as they did on opening night for this clever show.