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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Miami University’s “Vibrator Play” Offers Life, Love, Health, and Technology – Always New and Changing

Sneak Peak by Kenneth Stern of In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play: Miami University Miami University’s Department of Theatre first 2016 production in its Gates-Abegglen Theatre, In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play, by Sarah Ruhl, opens October 21 at 7:30 p.m. This 2009 play wrestles with the age old issues of […]

Outstanding Performances Sell Cincinnati Shakespeare’s “Death of a Salesman”

Review by Gregory Bossler of Death of a Salesman: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller’s 1949 Pulitzer-winning indictment of the American Dream, is among a handful of classic American plays that remain as relevant today as when written. And it is receiving the full Shakespearean treatment in a robustly paced production at […]

Boy Meets (a Funny) Girl in ETC’s “Buyer and Cellar”

Review by Kenneth Stern of Buyer and Cellar: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati If I were writing this review as Alex, the protagonist of ETC’s delightful Buyer and Cellar, a one man show about an actor who becomes the caretaker of the treasures in Barbra Streisand’s basement, here is how it might go: When the buyer and […]

Uff da! Clifton’s “The Norwegians” Delights

Review by Katie N. Johnson of The Norwegians: Clifton Performance Theatre Norwegians don’t brag. Norwegians aren’t flashy, self-promoting or ostentatious. Norwegians are understated, humble, and self-effacing. They will get the job done without drawing attention to themselves.   Because that’s the Norwegian way, playwright C. Denby Swanson tells us. But if they did allow self-aggrandizing, then […]

ETC’s “Buyer and Cellar” a Fantasyland for Streisand Lovers

Review by Donna Hoffman of Buyers and Cellars: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati A monochromatic set is suitable for a 110 minute monologue. The handsome, tasteful, French Provincial set with white molded trim at the ceiling and the bottom half of the back wall with teal painted in-between is just a façade for a full video screen […]

NKU’s “A Winter’s Tale” Focuses on Magic and Imagination

Sneak Peak by Grace Eichler of A Winter’s Tale: Northern Kentucky University Northern Kentucky University‘s season continues this week with William Shakespeare’s comedy The Winter’s Tale. Set in two worlds of Bohemia and Sicilia, director Corrie Danieley is capitalizing on the fairy tale nature of the show: kings, queens, lovers, magic and comedy. The plot […]

Clifton’s “The Norwegians” Hits the Mark

Review by Kay Sloan of The Norwegians: Clifton Performance Theatre Clifton Performance Theater is Cincinnati’s most delightful venue for experiencing plays in intimate, close quarters. With each new play, the stage and seating shift to accommodate the action so that the drama unfolds in close proximity to the audience, making for a rich theater-going experience. The […]

Clifton Performance Theatre Warms Audiences with “The Norwegians”

Review by Teddy Gumbleton of The Norwegians: Clifton Theatre The cast soars in Clifton Performance Theatre’s dark comedy, The Norwegians Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Especially when she also has to contend with a Minnesota winter. This is the basis for the play Clifton Performance Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with, C. […]