Annapurna is the Hindu goddess of nourishment. It’s also
the name given to one of the most dangerous Himalayan climbing peaks,
the 10th highest in the world, with a horrendous fatality rate of 40
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.
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.
The show is not easy to watch: American Idiot
takes a hard, cynical look at jaded youth who struggle with the
expectations of the American Dream and come to epitomize a generation
that failed to launch.