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Monthly Archives: September 2015

NKU’s “Moon Over Buffalo” Promises Humor and Romance

Preview by Lissa Gapultos of “Moon over Buffalo”: Northern Kentucky University Back in January, Northern Kentucky University first announced the establishment of its School of the Arts, the combining of three departments: theatre and dance, visual arts and music. This new model brings new collaborations among the departments which previously did not exist, creating a […]

Human Race Struts its Stuff with “The Full Monty”

Review by Liz Eichler of The Full Monty: Human race Theatre I fully recommend THE FULL MONTY, playing now through October 4 at the HUMAN RACE THEATRE in Dayton. In addition to the titillating strip tease acts, there is also a story, about how a steel town faces unemployment, unpaid bills, and broken lives. Much […]

Incline Theatre Gets Serious with “Extremities”

Preview by Laurel Humes of Extremities: Incline Theater “You will be on the edge of your seat.” That’s a promise from director Tim Perrino as he prepares to stage Extremities, opening Sept. 30 at the still very new Warsaw Federal Incline Theater in the Incline District, East Price Hill. It is the first show in […]

CSC’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” is a Welcoming Classic

  Review by Greg Bossler of Cyrano de Bergerac: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has opened their current season with a solid production of Edmond Rostand’s classic melodrama Cyrano de Bergerac, based on the translation by Anthony Burgess, who infuses the original text with a 20th-century directness that doesn’t always suit the courtly artifice […]

CSC’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” Captures the Essence of Love

Review by Prabir Das of Cyrano de Bergerac: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Cyrano de Bergerac, authored by Edmond Rostand over a century ago in 1897, can still make audiences’ hearts beat in 2015, and perhaps will continue to do so for many more years, or as long as the essence of heartfelt love prevails in the […]

ETC’s “Luna Gale” Highlights the Normalcy of Tragedy in America

Review by Kenneth Stern of Luna Gale: Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati Odd that America, the richest country on Earth, abounds in tragedy and that tragedy is perhaps most ubiquitous in the hollowed out middle where the 99 percent reside. Rebecca Gilman’s 2014 play, Luna Gale, pierces the heartland, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, finding that in this […]

CSC’s “Cyrano” a Visual and Emotional Indulgence

Review by Liz Eichler of Cyrano de Bergerac: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Even before the curtain speech is over, you will be drawn into this beautiful show. The costumes are delicious, lit with great skill, in beautiful tableau. You will be transported visually and emotionally into the world of Cyrano de Bergerac, playing now through October […]

ETC Rises to the Challenge with “Luna Gale”

Review by Kay Sloane of Luna Gale: Ensemble Theatre The Ensemble Theater’s new season opened Wednesday night with Luna Gale, Rebecca Gilman’s unsettling look at the harsh dilemma of a social worker as she struggles to find the safest environment for an endangered infant, eponymously named Luna Gale. Caroline, beautifully played by Cincinnati’s talented Annie Fitzpatrick, […]