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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Incline’s “Cabaret” is Raucous and Sexy

Review by Doug Iden of Cabaret: Incline Theatre Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! to the opening scene of the opening musical for the 2017-2018 season at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. Based upon Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories, Cabaret shows us the tawdry, unsettled world of early 1930’s Berlin while the characters deal with the rise of Nazi […]

NKU’s “Midsummer” Will Put a Spell On You

Review by Spenser Smith of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: NKU Theatre To say the plot of Midsummer is convoluted would be an understatement. We follow (or don’t) simultaneous action throughout, yet the brisk-paced production now on stage at Northern Kentucky University is sure to delight. The action begins with a wedding. What else? It’s Shakespeare. […]

Clifton’s “Guest Artist” Lays Bare the Creative Process

Review by Lissa Urriquia Gapultos of “Guest Artist”: Clifton Performance Theatre Clifton Performance Theatre opens their season with Guest Artist, a 3-person play set in the bus station of Steubenville, Ohio, a place where you go only if you have to, according to Joseph Harris, the fictional Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who is a character in […]

Miami University’s “The Flick” Is the Stuff Dreams are Made Of

Review by Shawn Maus of The Flick: Miami University Theatre A flickering beam of light from the projector hypnotizes our eyes. The setting is a dingy Worchester County, Massachusetts movie theatre; a superbly, faithful replica of a dumpy movie house (seats, aisles, projection booth et al) by scenic designer Laura Schorsch.  The seats of the […]

Welcome “Guest Artist” at Clifton Players

Review by Liz Eichler of Guest Artist: Clifton Performance Theatre Jeff Daniel’s Guest Artist will definitely hit home with theatre people, and anyone who has confronted their idol to see that he or she is made of flesh. Guest Artist is the story of an aspiring playwright/intern sent to pick up his idol from the […]

Know’s “The Arsonists”–a Love Poem

Review by Liz Eichler of The Arsonists: A Love Poem: Know Theatre One of the themes of Jacqueline Goldfinger’s The Arsonists playing now through October 14 at Know Theatre, is that no matter how despicable the family business, it is family first. Lovingly directed by Tamara Winters, this is a paean to family connections, playing […]

Prepare to be Enchanted by CSC’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Review by Doug Iden of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company The Cincinnati Shakespeare Theater inaugurated the 2017-18 season in its new digs with a technically spectacular production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Even for those of you who think that Shakespeare is an alien being who really talks funny, this is a show […]

Human Race’s “Legendale” is a Fun Escape

Review by Liz Eichler of “Legendale”: Human Race Theatre Watching a new work is always fun.  You get to see what works and what still has room to grow. Human Race’s “Legendale” by Andrea Daly and Jeff Bienstock is a musical that is a lot of fun, but is still on a quest to maturity. […]