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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Cincy Shakespeare’s “Dracula” is Eerie and Lush

Review by Liz Eichler of “Dracula”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company If you’ve never been to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, “Dracula” is a great opportunity to enjoy a  very accessible show and explore a beautiful space. This amazing professional company finally has a larger, more audience friendly space in the Otto M. Budig Theatre on Elm Street. The […]

Fanning the Flames of Know Theatre’s “The Arsonists”

Review by Alan Jozwiak of The Arsonists: Know Theatre Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? Tigers, like in the lines from the William Blake poem, look like they are burning from a distance.  They are also part of the imagery within […]

Falcon’s Production is Not Your Father’s “Frankenstein”

Review by Laurel Humes of Frankenstein: Falcon Theatre The opening moments of Falcon Theatre’s Frankenstein are a gift to the audience by actor Olaf Eide and lighting designer Jared Doren. Eide’s Creature, newly created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein, is trying to stand and walk, lit as in a pantomime. We can relate – we’ve seen […]

CCM’s “Hamlet” Unites the Epic with the Familiar

Review by Alan Jozwiak of Hamlet: CCM Acting “Tne union of the epic with the familiar.” These words comes from Susan Felder’s Director’s Notes from the CCM Acting Main Stage production Hamlet. They aptly describe the overall tone of her production. Felder beautifully sets her production of Hamlet during the Roaring Twenties in Denmark at […]

Incline Raises the Bar with “Cabaret”

Review by Laurel Humes of Cabaret: Incline Theatre ‘Come to this Cabaret, my friend.’ A fantastic production at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater through Oct. 15. Incline has staged a near-perfect production of the acclaimed musical, first seen on Broadway a hard-to-believe 50 years ago and revived there at least three times, most recently in […]

CCM’s “Hamlet” is Strong and New

Review by Shawn Maus of Hamlet: CCM Acting Any staging of Hamlet has an enormous responsibility: engagement with Shakespeare’s text, clarity or confusion about place, and character. Director Susan Felder has beautifully made everything fall into place with the College-Conservatory of Music’s production of Hamlet. Hamlet has always been one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. […]