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Preview: Painted

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
What's one day you'll never forget? A person who changed everything? A color you'll carry forever? Cincinnati-based White Beard Productions blends those thoughts via interviews and fiction, text and movement, theater and visual art.  

Preview: Four Wishes

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
In this Native American fable retold by Gunstwork Puppet Mask Theatre of Boulder, Colo., four Abenaki tribesmen journey to the island of the great Gluskabe, who grants one wish to each. "It has to do with human desire," says Michael Gunst, the show's creator and solo performer. "We can all relate to that."  

Preview: Empire of Feathers

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
It's a bummer growing up. "We get to an age where we think we have to become adults and put the toys away," says Karim Muasher of Giant Bird, an internationally touring three-man troupe whose members ignored that impulse.  

Preview: The Secrets Project

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The 60-minute show was group-written by several Miami University students, then nailed down into a performance script that "explores our humanity through secrets," says director-coordinator Lindsey Barlag. Five women and two men will do the revealing and exploring.   

Recruiting, Inspiring, Motivating

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Jay Kalagayan’s departure from Know Theatre, the company he founded in 1997, surprised a lot of people. He evolved from founder to actor, writer, artistic director, executive director and development director. I wondered if perhaps he simply ran out of roles to play. In reality, he’s evolved: He married Jan in 2006 and they now have a daughter. Kalagayan, who came to Cincinnati from Virginia to attend Xavier University, launched what was first called the “Know Theatre Tribe” to create a kind of family locally.  

Preview: April Fools

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Fringe vets Four Humors Theater is focused on laughter, and it seems likely that not only will their 'April Fools' search for and find the object of their desire, but so will the audience.   

Preview: Bibliography of Love

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Virginia Woolf's sweeping novel, 'Orlando,' has been referred to as the longest love letter in history. It's also the inspiration behind Jan Street Dance Theatre's 'Bibliography of Love,' a multi-faceted exploration of gender transformations of the past and present — of the Bloomsbury Group and of the quintet of performers.  

Preview: 7 (x1) Samurai

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Kurosawa's classic film 'Seven Samurai' is three hours of banditry, heroics and slaughter. David Gaines, who clowns with Big Apple Circus, gets the tale told and the slaughtering done in an hour — using two masks and one costume while playing 40-plus samurai, peasants and bandits and infusing generous amounts of Merrie Melodies comedy.  

Preview: The Gayer Show

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This narrative, autobiographical theater piece takes an original slant on the issues concerning gay life because the two male characters are 20 years apart and their sensibilities are often stretched by this generation gap.  

Preview: The 4 Food Groups

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
With a dinner party of four people, four food groups and four scenes of true stories relating to sexuality, the performance possibilities intrigue. Are they couples or friends or something else?  

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