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Parents, Children and the Ways of the World

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Because we all have parents and many of us have children, plays about adults’ impact on their offspring typically resonate with audiences. The results can be for better or for worse, as evidenced by two plays currently on Cincinnati stages.  

To Kill a Mockingbird (Review)

Creative adaptation at Cincinnati Playhouse is a lesson for our time

0 Comments · Sunday, March 13, 2016
I’m willing to bet you’ve never seen the story told in quite the way Cincinnati Playhouse Associate Artist Eric Ting has shaped this adaptation, using a script adapted by Christopher Sergel.  

Onstage: To Kill a Mockingbird

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Harper Lee passed away last month, but her Pulitzer Prize-winning story of justice and racial inequality lives on, not only as a novel and its memorable cinematic rendition, but also in Christopher Sergel’s theatrical adaptation.  

Bad Negro

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
I made it all the way through high school and some college without ever reading Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and not because it wasn’t assigned.  

Newsroom Enthusiasm and Harper Lee's Long-Lost Manuscript

0 Comments · Monday, February 16, 2015
Finding genuine but previously unknown or long-lost manuscripts can be a publisher’s dream. Narratives by early American writers — as diverse as pioneer midwives or former slaves — still create minor sensations and career-enhancing moments for scholars.   

Stagestruck

Cincy theaters put good shows on every stage in town

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Throughout the year I assign “Critic’s Picks” to noteworthy theatrical productions. As 2012 draws to a close, it seems like a good time to take a look back at some shows that made the grade.   

Cromer Is a Man for All Theater Seasons

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
What makes Bruce Cromer one of our region’s best actors? He’s especially good at virtuous characters such as Atticus Finch, the admirable, broadminded attorney in To Kill a Mockingbird, a role he’s currently playing for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC).  

To Kill a Mockingbird (Review)

Hope springs eternal in CSC staging of Harper Lee's evergreen tale

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Mockingbird is about the importance of tolerance and understanding, something not achieved in these circumstances but that seems possible eventually. Those sparks of hope have made this a meaningful tale for a half-century, and CSC has brought the story to life.  

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