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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Diogenes “Relatively Speaking” is Objectively Fun

Review by Prabir Das of Relatively Speaking: Diogenes Theatre Company Relatively Speaking, presented by Diogenes Theatre Company at the Fifth Third Bank Theater of Aronoff Center, is indeed a story that can be a reality. Although set in the 1960s, Alan Ayckbourn’s play still resonates with many households even today. The cast of four, consisting of […]

Take a Walk in the Woods with CSC’s “As You Like It

Sneak Peak by Gregory Bossler of As You Like It: CSC This season’s Shakespeare opener at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is the pastoral As You Like It, which runs from November 20 to December 12. The show follows Rosalind, who is banished to the Forest of Arden, where she finds her exiled father and his supporters, […]

NKU’s “Seussical” Excites the Imagination

Review by Grace Eichler of Seussical: Northern Kentucky University NKU‘s School of the Arts’s first musical of the season, the ever-exuberant Seussical, takes an ingenious and downright funky approach to what can often be a sickly saccharine story. The Flaherty and Ahrens work, based on the famous works of Dr. Seuss, combines all of our […]

Carnegie’s “Sleuth” Keeps the Audience Guessing

Review by Doug Iden of “Sleuth”: I love a mystery – especially one with a labyrinthine plot featuring a titanic verbal battle between two master gamesters. This is the premise in the play Sleuth showing at the Carnegie Theater. In the Anthony Shaffer masterpiece, an older man, Andrew Wyke, (played by Brent Burington) matches wits […]

The Force is with Know Theatre in its Next Production: “All Childish Things”

Sneak Preview by Abby Rowold of All Childish Things: Know Theatre All Childish Things, the play by Joseph Zettelmaier and the Know Theatre’s next mainstage offering in an adventurous season, focuses on the effects of a generation raised on Star Wars. The films and merchandise flooded our homes and filled our minds with the potential […]

NKU’s “Seussical” Brings Out its Audiences’ Inner Child

Review by Lisa Gapultos of Seussical: Northern Kentucky University Through his popular collections of illustrated children’s, Theodore Seuss Geisel – better known as Dr. Seuss– created a colorful world, populated by characters like Sam I Am, The Grinch, Things One and Two,  and Red Fish and Blue Fish. Seussical, currently running at Northern Kentucky University, […]

“Mystery Plays” at Falcon will Haunt You

Review by Alan Jozwiak of The Mystery Plays: Falcon Theatre Our story lies between the House of Secrets and House of Mystery. So says the interlocutor (Leah Strasser) at the beginning of Robert Aguirre-Sacasa’s The Mystery Plays, now showing at Falcon Theatre. This dark brooding play on the mysteries of life, death, and the hereafter […]

Diogenes’ Freshens up Farce with “Relatively Speaking”

Review by Erica Minton of “Relatively Speaking”: Diogenes Theatre Company Relatively Speaking, a frothy comedy of errors by Alan Ayckbourn, opened this week at Diogenes Theatre Company. The play’s foursome is well cast. Married couple Philip and Sheila are hysterical in the hands of Robert Pavlovich and Abby Rowold. Rowold, in particular, clearly understands the […]