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American Legacy Theatre’s “Spinning in Butter” Highlights Its Unique Mission

Cincinnati’s newest entry into the theatre scene, the American Legacy Theatre, presents a powerful and personal scrutiny of racism on campus with its latest production, Spinning in Butter. The driving force of the new American Legacy Theatre (A.L.T.) is to change the nature of the theatrical experience. The brainchild of  Matthew David Gellin, a local actor-director who has […]

The View from Death Row: A Review of Falcon Theatre’s Production of “The Exonerated”

Review by Alan Jozwiak of The Exonerated: Falcon Theatre This is not the place for thought that does not end in concreteness; It is not easy to be open or too curious. It is dangerous to dwell too much on things: To wonder who or why or when, to wonder how, is dangerous. This warning, […]

Incline’s “The Graduate” Wants to Ask You a Personal Question

Review by Jack Crumley of The Graduate: Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre Mike Nichol’s film, The Graduate, is arguably the most iconic coming-of-age tale of love and sex of the 1960s. From its long, dialogue-free opening shots and iconic framing to its highly quotable dialogue (“Plastics!”), The Graduate represents an essential piece of American culture. In […]

CSC “Fences” Testifies “Keep Swinging for the Fences, Even if You Miss”

Review by Jenifer Moore of “Fences”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company “In life, you gotta take the crooked with the straight.”  That’s what the main character, Troy Maxson, believes in August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Fences”. Director Christopher V. Edward’s powerful rendition of this iconic stage play at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company captures hearts and minds, […]

CSC Hits “Fences” Out of the Park

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of Fences: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company takes on August Wilson’s renowned drama Fences this month, a play which has gotten a lot of attention lately due to the recent acclaimed film version with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. I had not seen either the film or the play […]

A Powerful Education: Social (In)Justice at Falcon’s THE EXONERATED

Review by Liz Eichler of “The Exonerated”: Falcon Theatre There are a lot of great reasons to go to the theatre, but few are a matter of life and death.  “The Exonerated” is a play that has the power to change minds, to open people up to the idea that the justice system is flawed, […]

Incline’s “Graduate” is the Top of the Class

Review by Laurel Humes of “The Graduate”: Incline Theatre Let “The Graduate,” now onstage at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, take you back to the 1960s, when young people were rebelling and Simon/Garfunkel was the soundtrack of their lives. But “The Graduate” has a very specific, intimate story to tell. No hippies or war protesters here. […]

Find Sanctuary with Carnegie’s “Hunchback”

Review by Jack Crumley of The Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Carnegie The new year means it’s time for The Carnegie’s annual family-friendly show, and this year’s production will really ring your bell. Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame hit movie theatres in 1996, directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise with music by Alan Menken. It adapts the original novel […]