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Cincinnati Shakespeare Tackles a Modern Masterpiece with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”

Review by Doug Iden of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company “Maggie the Cat” is sharpening her claws as Tennessee Williams’s classic American drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens at the Cincinnati Shakespeare theater.  The Pulitzer Prize winning play tells the story of the moral decay, the dissolution and greed […]

Covedale Stages a Classic With Oklahoma!

Review by Doug Iden of Oklahoma!: Covedale Theatre There’s a bright, golden haze on the Covedale as the beloved musical Oklahoma gallops onto the stage at Cincinnati Landmark Productions.  Based upon the play Green Grow the Lilacs, Oklahoma tells the simple story about two men who want to take a young woman to a box […]

Covedale’s “Oklahoma!” Is More than OK!

Review by Jack Crumley of Oklahoma!: Covedale Center for Performing Arts The Covedale Center for Performing Arts continues its tradition of playing the hits, closing out this season of shows with Oklahoma! In American musical history, 1943’s Oklahoma! is one of the first shows to ever incorporate song and dance numbers that are a part […]

Taking Another Streetcar: A Review of Falcon Theatre’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”

Review by Alan Jozwiak of A Streetcar Named Desire: Falcon Theatre They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at–Elysian Fields!  –Blanche Dubois Blanche DuBois’s directions are not for getting onto the Cincinnati streetcar, but THE streetcar—A Streetcar Named Desire […]

Look on the Bright Side of Life at Incline’s “Spamalot”

Review by Laurel Humes of Spamalot: Incline Theatre Just for laughs – a lot of them! – go see Spamalot at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. The full name of the musical comedy is Monty Python’s Spamalot. That’s what you need to know about this mix of irreverent wit, silliness, sight gags, and fart jokes. It’s […]

Incline’s “Spamalot” Proves that the Monty Python Revival Is Not Dead Yet

Review by Doug Iden of Spamalot: Incline Theatre You’ll never view the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table quite the same way again as Monty Python’s Spamalot invaded the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater.  The show is based upon a Monty Python movie which spoofs the King Arthur legend, the British […]

Strong Performances Keep Falcon Theatre’s “Streetcar” On Track

Review by Laurel Humes of Streetcar Named Desire: Falcon Theatre Tara Williams’ tour de force as Blanche is the highlight of Falcon Theatre’s A Streetcar Named Desire. The other actors are strong, especially Ellie Margolis as sister Stella. But Blanche is the play’s most complex character, and Williams takes every advantage of that. The basic […]

“Kill Move Paradise”: The Clouds Part, and then the Pain Comes

Review by Liz Eichler of “Kill Move Paradise”: Know Theatre The language of Kevin Ijames’ powerful avant garde “Kill Move Paradise,” playing now through March 24 at Know Theatre, is multi-layered with poetry, songs, cries, and questions. As those layers move and shift like the clouds, then comes light, understanding, rain, anger, pain, and empathy […]