Month: September 2018

Get Hooked by NKU’s “Big Fish”

Review by Doug Iden of Big Fish: NKU Theatre Northern Kentucky University opened its theatrical season with the poignant musical fantasy Big Fish.  Based upon the novel by Daniel Wallace and the movie directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish reveals the search that a son makes to learn the true...

Covedale’s “A Few Good Men” Challenges Audiences

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of A Few Good Men: Covedale Theatre Performing a theatrical version of an iconic movie is always fraught with pitfalls—even if it was a play first, as was A Few Good Men, which was a drama by Adam Sorkin before the memorable film starring Tom...

Know’s “Mary’s Monster” Grabs You and Doesn’t Let Go

Review by Willie Caldwell  of “Mary’s Monster “: Know Theatre Known as Cincinnati’s theatrical playground, the Know Theatre explores “Fear Itself” during the company’s 21st season. The experimental, and often avant-garde, theatre company embraces new works and emerging playwrights to create unique theatrical experiences on an intimate scale. “Mary’s Monster”...

Electrifying “Mary’s Monsters” at Know is a Must See

Review by Liz Eichler of “Mary’s Monsters”: Know Theatre An amazing evening of storytelling, Maggie Lou Rader’s “Mary’s Monsters” is a must see.  You’re in for an electric on-the-edge-of-your-seat evening to hear the truth is stranger than fiction life of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, daughter, wife, sister, and haunted writer...

“Banned from Baseball” is a Homerun for Human Race

Review by Liz Eichler of “Banned from Baseball”: Human Race Theatre Traditional Greek Tragedies are about the fall from grace for a king, usually because of their pride or hubris. “Banned From Baseball,” running through September 23 at Dayton’s Human Race Theatre,  explores the hubris of two kings, Rose...

CSC Gets Audiences Laughing with First Musical “A Funny Thing…”

Review by Liz Eichler of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for launching its first musical, the hilarious “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” The show is funny, raucous, colorful, bawdy, silly, appealing, appalling,...