Month: January 2018

Falcon’s “The Pillowman” Attests to the Power of Stories

Review by Alan Jozwiak of The Pillowman: Falcon Theatre Once upon a time, in a theatre in Newport, Kentucky, there resided a theatre company who decided to produce a play that was a little bit peculiar. . .             Now this may sound like a fairy tale, but in...

CSC’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” Still As Relevant as Ever

Review by Doug Iden of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Guess who’s coming to the Shakespeare Theater?  Based upon the groundbreaking 1967 movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, the play tells the story of the interracial relationship between an esteemed black doctor and the white daughter...

An App for Empathy: A Review of Know Theatre’s “SuperTrue”

Review by Alan Jozwiak of SuperTrue: Know Theatre It is refreshing when Cincinnati theater companies produces a world premiere play because we are witnessing theatrical history-in-the-making.  Know Theatre is making history of its own by hosting the world premiere of SuperTrue by playwright Karen Hartman.  SuperTrue follows the trials...

Carnegie’s “Wonka” Satisfies with Sweet Nostalgia

Review by Hannah Gregory of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Carnegie Theatre Even before the show starts, there is a sense that Willy Wonka aims to satisfy your taste buds while simultaneously claiming your heart. The bar includes sweet treats, a themed drink, and a candy raffle from...

Carnegie’s “Willy Wonka” is Pure Imagination

Review by Jack Crumley of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka: The Carnegie The annual family-friendly show at the Carnegie in Covington has begun, and this season’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a sweet treat for kids of all ages. This production is an adaptation of both the original...