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You’ll Clap Your Hands Off at Covedale’s “A Christmas Story”

Review by Jack Crumley of A Christmas Story: Covedale Center for the Performing Arts The weather is getting colder, and Dorothy has returned from her trip over the rainbow, which means the Covedale is now telling a different kind of story. A Christmas Story. Philip Grecian has adapted the classic, 1983 film that broadcasts non-stop on […]

Covedale Captures the Magic and Nostalgia of “A Christmas Story”

Review by Doug Iden of A Christmas Story: Covedale Theatre The day after Thanksgiving, I dust off my collection of holiday movies to initiate the season.  One of the treasures is the beloved A Christmas Story, written by humorist Jean Shepherd, based upon his semi-autobiographical novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash”, a story […]

“Pride and Prejudice” at NKU A Feast for the Eyes

Review by Laurel Humes of Pride and Prejudice: NKU Theatre Northern Kentucky University has staged a picture-perfect production of Pride and Prejudice. The unfortunate problem is understanding all of the dialogue. The original 1813 novel by Jane Austin has been filmed for movies and TV and adapted for the stage, in this version, by Jon […]

“Susan Swayne” Thrusts, Parries, and Scores in Know Theatre’s Latest Production

Review by Willie Caldwell of Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride: Know Theatre Take one-part murder mystery, one-part comedy, add a healthy dose cross dressing, a case of mistaken identity, mix in some flourishing swordplay, and you have Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride at Know Theatre. Written by Reina Hardy, the play centers around […]

Everything is Right in Broadway In Cincinnati’s “Play That Goes Wrong”

Review by Liz Eichler of “The Play That Goes Wrong”: Broadway in Cincinnati If you’re in need of a good chuckle (aren’t we all) imagine 2 hours of sustained belly laughs – that what you find in “The Play That Goes Wrong,” part of the Broadway in Cincinnati series. Recently closed on Broadway, many of […]

Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Play That Goes Wrong” Definitely Goes Right

Review by Spenser Smith of The Play That Goes Wrong: Broadway in Cincinnati At the risk of needing no further review, I must say this is absolutely the funniest play I have ever seen. Bring tissues. The Play That Goes Wrong is a play by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre […]

Know’s “Susan Swayne” Brandishes Corsets and Cutlasses

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride: Know Theatre The Know Theatre summarizes its Thanksgiving offering, Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride, written by Reina Hardy, as “Sherlock Holmes meets Mary Poppins”. That’s as apt a description as I can think of, with the added suggestion of a little “League of […]

CSC’s “Twelfth Night” Shows How the West Was Won

Review by Doug Iden of Twelfth Night: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company I attended a Shakespeare play last night and a Wild West Show broke out. Set against a background of an Old West barroom (designed by Vince Salpietro), the Cincinnati Shakespeare Theater opened its production of Twelfth Night in “rootin’-tootin’” fashion. The gender-bending comedy follows twins […]