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Category Archives: Stage Insights Reviews

Incline’s “Irma Vep” Shows the Dark Side of the Farce

Review by Laurel Humes of The Mystery of Irma Vep: Incline Theatre The Mystery of Irma Vep, now onstage at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, is a slapstick comic mix of werewolves, vampires and mummies, set in an English manor ruled by the ghostly portrait of the former lady of the house. Oh, and two male […]

Incline’s “Irma Vep” Provides Plenty of Summer Camp

Review by Doug Iden of The Mystery of Irma Vep: Incline Theatre Consider Halloween in July. What could be better on a warm summer evening than visits from werewolves, vampires, ghosts, mummies and other assorted crazies?  This is not P. T. Barnum but rather the comedy farce The Mystery of Irma Vep which is now […]

Prepare to be Charmed by Incline’s “Once On This Island”

Review by Laurel Humes of Once On This Island: Incline Theatre Enchanting is the one-word description of Once On This Island, now onstage at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. The musical is a fairy tale, where gods rule, and it’s a story of star-crossed lovers. It’s also a story of class differences: two groups of people, […]

Incline’s “Once On This Island” Celebrates the Power of Storytelling and Myth

Review by Doug Iden of Once On This Island: Incline Theatre Care to take a trip to a Caribbean island complete with colorful natives, calypso music and enthusiastic storytellers?  If so, you can forget your plane ticket and merely sashay down to the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater for their latest production, Once On This Island. […]

Lots of Low Brow Laughs in “Complete Works of Shakespeare” at Human Race

Review by Liz Eichler of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Revised”: Human Race If you want a guaranteed evening of laughs, see Human Race Theatre’s “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Revised,” originally produced by the Reduced Shakespeare Company. You don’t have to know a lot about Shakespeare to enjoy your evening […]

CSC’s “Noises Off” Leaves Them Laughing

Review by Doug Iden of “Noises Off”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company This is one of the funniest plays I have seen in a long time.  The problem is that you miss three jokes while laughing at the first one.  You may need to watch it several times to absorb all the humor. The play is Noises […]

“Noises Off” at CSC: Doors and Sardines Will Never Get So Many Laughs

Review By Liz Eichler of “Noises Off”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Audiences jumped to their feet in enthusiastic applause for “Noises Off,” playing now through June 9 at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.  They laughed, guffawed, chuckled, chortled, loud and long and clear–and you will too–with the hysterical premise and great performances of the CSC ensemble in this […]

Without Water, Compass, or Food: Getting Lost in “A Great Wilderness” by Falcon Theatre

Review by Alan Jozwiak of A Great Wilderness: Falcon Theatre A Gay conversion camp. This is the least likely place to set a play, but it’s the setting for Falcon Theatre’s latest production, Samuel D. Hunter’s A Great Wilderness.  Known for such plays as The Whale and A Bright New Boise, Hunter’s plays explore the […]