Love Song (Review)

Playhouse offers quirky, contemporary romantic comedy

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2008
If you need to be uplifted, you couldn’t find a better tonic for your mental state than the Cincinnati Playhouse’s regional premiere of John Kolvenbach’s Love Song, a quirky, contemporary romantic comedy with characters and situations that would fit perfectly in a Seinfeld episode.  

The Next Stage

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The Cincinnati Playhouse's Marx Theatre resembled a boxing ring on Oct. 6. The foundation for a new set was a roped-off floor of raw plywood. And combat was on the minds of many in the crowd of 250 at a town hall meeting about the Playhouse's need for a different kind of facility.  

Emma (Review)

Capturing the essence of Austen for those who love her novels

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2008
If you're clueless about Jane Austen's witty romances, you'll likely be bewildered by the angst over matchmaking and gossip in "Emma." The most serious drama is whether the heroine will realize she's not a very good matchmaker. If you've read "Emma," you'll not only be in heaven -- you'll know what’s going to happen from start to finish.  

Durango (Review)

Playhouse takes audience on a road trip to self-knowledge

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Julia Cho's new play "Durango," getting its Midwestern premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse, decribes a road trip on which she sends her three principal characters (brothers Jimmy and Isaac Lee and their Korean immigrant father Boo-Seng). Where they're headed isn't revealed. In fact, Cho leaves us hanging. But that's the nature of life, isn't it?