Blogging Behind Bars (Critic's Pick)

Unity Productions (Cincinnati)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
The mission of Unity Productions is to make a positive change through the arts, education and community service. Blogging Behind Bars fulfills that mission. It’s the story of Whitney Smith, a local kid who found himself imprisoned in maximum security, where he eventually took his own life.   

The King & I: a Hunk of Burnin’ Love (Critic's Pick)

Schedule C Productions (Anderson, Ind.)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
Celebrity worship can sometimes become exactly that. That’s never been more true than with Elvis Presley. Almost 40 years after his death he’s still celebrated as a pillar of music and more. Kevin Holladay’s show explores the King of Rock & Roll’s sway on his people and the allure of groupthink on the masses.   

The Legend of White Woman Creek (Critic's Pick)

The Coldharts (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

0 Comments · Saturday, May 31, 2014
In a narrow, dank room beneath MOTR Pub (seating about 60), you can take in a mournful, historically based ghost story told in song.  


The Freedom Ensemble (Cincinnati)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
It’s no secret that in our culture thinness is a social and cultural ideal and that adolescents are particularly vulnerable to negative feelings regarding their inability to meet unrealistic physical standards.  


Performance Gallery (Cincinnati)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
Here’s what you get with Heist, this year’s Fringe production from Performance Gallery (the only group to be represented in each of the 11 Cincinnati Fringe Festivals): Three odd thugs have taken refuge in a closed basement space. With them are two bags of loot and two hostages.   

Aquarian Exposition: A Trip Back to the Original Woodstock

SHARP Dance Company (Philadelphia)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
Cut to 1969, the Summer of Love and Woodstock. Well, almost. This Philadelphia dance company offers a modern homage to Woodstock or — according to the program notes — what the people listening to the concert might have been doing in the fields during those three days that defined an era.  


Highlands High School (Ft. Thomas, Ky.)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
Arienette, central character in the interest-compelling production Names, is a young girl beset by demons, not unlike a character in an old-fashioned story. But because this is not an old-fashioned story, her demons are figments of schizophrenia — every bit as hard to handle as the demons of old.  

A Brief History of Beer

Wish Experience (London, England)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
“This is a drink-along show,” it said on the video monitor in Know Theatre’s Underground Bar prior to this show by Wish Experience from the U.K. It continues, “You may wish to have more than one drink at the ready. You have been warned.”  

Short Attention Span Theatre

SAST (Tucson, Ariz.)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
The self-imposed challenge faced by Short Attention Span Theatre: 30 short shows performed in a maximum of 60 minutes. An appealing eight-member ensemble from Tucson tackles theater performance as a quasi-athletic completion. If they can accomplish the feat within an hour, the cast gets to munch on a bag of candy. If the hour timer goes off before the plays are completed, the audience gets to eat the candy.