Family Ties Bound To Be a Hit in for Human Race Theatre

Review by Liz Eichler of Family Ties: Human Race Theatre

The cast of “Family Ties”at Human Race Theatre

Imagine the television network pitch: liberal activist parents raising a conservative son. Comedy ensues. Would it work? Well, it worked for seven years on the CBS series Family Ties as a young Republican questioned his liberal . . . → Read More: Family Ties Bound To Be a Hit in for Human Race Theatre

Incline’s Damn Yankees is Devilishly Engaging

Review by Laurel Humes of Damn Yankees: Incline Theatre

William Jackson and Rachel Perin in “Damn Yankees”

I’m still humming “You’ve Got to Have Heart,” one of the pleasures of Damn Yankees, the baseball themed musical now onstage at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater.

The 1955 show has historical fact – there was a Washington . . . → Read More: Incline’s Damn Yankees is Devilishly Engaging

Incline Theatre Has a Solid Hit in Damn Yankees

Review by Doug Iden of Damn Yankees: Incline Theatre

If you are disappointed about the Reds season so far, imagine being a Washington Senators fan during the 1950’s when the New York Yankees routinely drubbed the home team. This is the premise of Damn Yankees, a classic musical which is playing at the Warsaw Federal . . . → Read More: Incline Theatre Has a Solid Hit in Damn Yankees

Quickstepping through Falcon Theatre’s Master Harold… And the Boys

Review by Alan Jozwiak of Master Harold…and the Boys: Falcon Theatre

These days, ballroom dancing seems reserved for reality television shows like Dancing with the Stars—something that ordinary people do not participate in. However, learning the quickstep forms part of the basic storyline for Athol Fugard’s masterpiece Master Harold…And the Boys.

Set in South Africa . . . → Read More: Quickstepping through Falcon Theatre’s Master Harold… And the Boys

Growing up is Hard for Master Harold a Struggle Well Portrayed on Falcon’s Stage

Review by Ken Stern of Master Harold…and the Boys: Falcon Theatre

In the best of all worlds, in an ideal setting, life is hard enough for teenagers growing into maturity, reaching towards their authentic adult human self. In the real world, fathers are crippled, physically and mentally as war veterans, ruined by alcohol, and . . . → Read More: Growing up is Hard for Master Harold a Struggle Well Portrayed on Falcon’s Stage

Falcon Faces the Repercussions of Racism in Master Harold…And the Boys

Review by Laurel Humes of Master Harold…And the Boys: Falcon Theatre

Racism – personal and institutional – is explored in Falcon Theatre’s excellent production of Athol Fugard’s acclaimed play Master Harold …And the Boys.

It is 1950 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Apartheid, the country’s system of legal racial segregation and discrimination, had formally begun . . . → Read More: Falcon Faces the Repercussions of Racism in Master Harold…And the Boys

CSC’s The Tempest Plays With Magic And Moving On

Review by Liz Eichler of The Tempest: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Nick Rose right) and Geoffrey Warren Barnes II in “The Tempest”

There are many reasons you should get to Shakespeare’s The Tempest, playing through May 20 at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Yes, it is their last show on Race Street, before they move into their . . . → Read More: CSC’s The Tempest Plays With Magic And Moving On

CSC’s Tempest Ends Its Season with a Bang Before Heading to a Brave New World

Review by Doug Iden of The Tempest: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Nick Rose (right) and Caitlin McWethy in “The Tempest”

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company triumphantly opened its final show at its current Race Street location in tempestuous fashion with one of Shakespeare’s last plays, The Tempest. The play tells the story of sorcerer Prospero (Nicholas . . . → Read More: CSC’s Tempest Ends Its Season with a Bang Before Heading to a Brave New World