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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Falcon’s “The Pillowman” Attests to the Power of Stories

Review by Alan Jozwiak of The Pillowman: Falcon Theatre Once upon a time, in a theatre in Newport, Kentucky, there resided a theatre company who decided to produce a play that was a little bit peculiar. . .             Now this may sound like a fairy tale, but in Falcon Theatre’s latest outing, stories framed […]

CSC’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” Still As Relevant as Ever

Review by Doug Iden of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Guess who’s coming to the Shakespeare Theater?  Based upon the groundbreaking 1967 movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, the play tells the story of the interracial relationship between an esteemed black doctor and the white daughter of liberal parents.  The movie was […]

Amazing Ensemble in CSC’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” Will Move You to Laughter and Tears

Review by Liz Eichler of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Have you ever examined a cherished formal sepia-toned photograph of your grandparents or great-grandparents, and noticed the family resemblance? It could be the shape of the jaw, the crook of the nose, but unmistakably your people. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, now […]

Incline’s “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” Features Strong Performances

Review by Doug Iden of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress: Incline Theatre Ever been asked to be a bridesmaid for someone you barely know and don’t like, amidst people you despise while forced to wear an outlandish dress that makes you look like a ghoulish Disney Cinderella parody?  This is the premise of Alan […]

An App for Empathy: A Review of Know Theatre’s “SuperTrue”

Review by Alan Jozwiak of SuperTrue: Know Theatre It is refreshing when Cincinnati theater companies produces a world premiere play because we are witnessing theatrical history-in-the-making.  Know Theatre is making history of its own by hosting the world premiere of SuperTrue by playwright Karen Hartman.  SuperTrue follows the trials and tribulations of Martin (played by […]

“Supertrue” at the Know Theatre: Dreams Unravel, but Love Remains

Review by Liz Eichler of SuperTrue: Know Theatre Know Theatre once again proves it is the playground for theatre in Cincinnati, producing the new work SuperTrue by Karen Hartman. It is both a loving paean and a mournful dirge of getting older and not achieving your goals. It is uneven, but has moments of such […]

Carnegie’s “Wonka” Satisfies with Sweet Nostalgia

Review by Hannah Gregory of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Carnegie Theatre Even before the show starts, there is a sense that Willy Wonka aims to satisfy your taste buds while simultaneously claiming your heart. The bar includes sweet treats, a themed drink, and a candy raffle from Bellevue staple Witt’s End Candy Emporium––a […]

Carnegie’s “Willy Wonka” is Pure Imagination

Review by Jack Crumley of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka: The Carnegie The annual family-friendly show at the Carnegie in Covington has begun, and this season’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a sweet treat for kids of all ages. This production is an adaptation of both the original book and the 1971 movie starring […]