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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Listen for the Light Shines at Know Theatre

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of Listen for the Light: Know Theatre In Roger Miller’s Big River, a wonderful musical adaptation of Huckleberry Finn, there is a song that permeates the production: “Waitin’ for the Light to Shine,” in which Huck sings, in his own simple way, about trying to find his personal spiritual and moral […]

Listen for the Light, World Premiere at Know, is a Story of Transformation

Review by Liz Eichler of Listen for the Light: Know Theatre Listen for the Light by Kara Lee Corthron is loosely based on stories surrounding the history of the Mormon religion, including a character based on Elijah Abel, a documented freeman, carpenter, and Mormon convert who lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 1840’s. The production […]

Unfrozen, at NKU‘s Y.E.S., Will Melt Your Heart

Review by Doug Iden of Unfrozen: N.K.U Year End Series NKU’s bi-annual Y.E.S. (Year End Series) Festival opened with the world premiere of Mark Eisman’s play Unfrozen. The play is a somewhat whimsical view of a family obsessed with competitive figure skating told from the viewpoint of the youngest daughter who can’t stay upright on […]

Miami’s Wild Party is One You Need to Go To

Review by Ken Stern of The Wild Party: Miami University The Wild Party is going on this weekend and next up at Miami University’s Gates-Abegglen Theatre in Oxford. If you like a swinging good time, boarding on debauchery, and insist on live music, dance, singing, and fisticuffs at your parties, then go. You won’t be […]

Equus at the Incline: Fury, Rage, Worship, and Love Are Closely Intertwined

Review by Ken Stern of Equus: Incline Theatre Is the primary human story that of parents and children? And is love—and trust—life’s primary motive? So when your dad is a socialist, and an atheist, and your mom is a devout Christian, and each suppresses criticism and conflict while voicing their beliefs, of course their only […]

Enjoy Your Visit On Golden Pond

Review by Liz Eichler of On Golden Pond: Human Race Theatre On Golden Pond, produced by the Human Race Theatre Company, is simple and warm as the setting sun, keeping a smile on your face. On Golden Pond, by Ernest Thompson, was written in 1979, and is still a relevant meditation on the realities of […]

Clifton’s Latest Dark Comedy is the Small Engine that Could

Review by Lissa Gapultos of Small Engine Repair: Clifton Players he setting of Clifton Performance Theatre’s Small Engine Repair is Frank’s repair shop, which encompasses nearly the entire space of the performance space. Dressed with authenticity – a work bench, steel shelving that contains various mechanical tools, a refrigerator with random magnets– the set also […]

Engage your Mind at Incline’s Provocative Equus

Review by Laurel Humes of Equus: Incline Theatre Be sure to take a thinking person with you to Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre’s production of Equus. You are going to want to discuss this play! The premise is established early: A 17-year-old boy has blinded six horses with a metal stake. But this is not a […]