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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Know Theatre Goes Out of the Box with “Andy’s House of [Blank]”

Sneak Peak by Erica Minton of Andy’s House of [Blank]: Sneak Peak An Interview with Co-Creator Paul Strickland Without spoiling the story, how would you describe Andy’s House of [Blank]? There’s a fellow with an oddities house. People bring him stuff, and he goes and finds stuff that is super weird, like Tom Thumb’s favorite […]

INSIDE HIS HEAD: Meet Willy Loman and Bruce Cromer

Sneak Peak  by Elizabeth Eichler of Death of a Salesman: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Willy Loman is a road warrior, a traveling salesman, eking out a living, with a wife, two kids, and all that went with it in the 1940s. He spends his days, and some nights scouring New England for orders, schmoozing with clients, […]

Know Theatre Takes Historical to Hysterical in “The Hunchback of Seville”

Review by Grace Eichler of The Hunchback of Seville: Know Theatre Know Theatre of Cincinnati is embracing its 18th season with a barely-legal irreverence, starting with Charise Castro Smith’s The Hunchback of Seville. HRH Queen Isabella of Spain is on the decline, and her estranged “adopted twin sister,” the titular Maxima Terrible Segunda, is faced […]

Know Theatre and CCM Drama Test Audience’s Boundaries in “Hunchback of Seville”

Review by Erica Minton of “Hunchback of Seville”: Know Theatre (in partnership with CCM Drama) Summary: Know Theatre and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music partner for a farsical look at Spain in the 1500s: a time of Inquisition, genocide, colonialism and murder. Maxima—the Hunchback of Seville and adopted sister of Queen Isabella—is given […]

Take a Trip Down the Mississippi with CCM’s “Big River”

Review by Teddy Gumbleton of Big River: CCM Musical Theatre The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is widely regarded as one of the great American novels. Published in 1885, the book has become an essential read and has received numerous adaptions, including a musical, Big River, which is the first show of the University […]

CCM’s “Big River” Brings to Life an American Classic

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of Big River: CCM Musical Theater For much of the first act of CCM’s musical production , Big River, I kept “waiting for the light to shine”—and golly gee willickers, it finally did as this talented student cast settled into a balanced, heartfelt and thought-provoking staging of the hit Broadway show, […]

Incline’s “Extremities” Challenges Its Audiences

Review by Lissa Gapultos of Extremities: Incline Theatre What would you do if a complete stranger just walks into your home as if he belongs there? In Extremities, currently playing at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, Marjorie is lounging around in her living room, when a man she does not know comes in looking for […]

Incline Theatre’s “Extremities” Exposes the Visible Violence of Society

Review by Kenneth Stern of Extremities: Incline Theatre When a play like William Mastrosimone’s Extremities moves from a blonde babe in bikini pajamas and a silk robe to a sexual assault choreographed at center stage in the first ten minutes, the audience’s attention is grabbed, as it was at the opening performance at the Incline Theater […]