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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Taking Another Streetcar: A Review of Falcon Theatre’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”

Review by Alan Jozwiak of A Streetcar Named Desire: Falcon Theatre They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at–Elysian Fields!  –Blanche Dubois Blanche DuBois’s directions are not for getting onto the Cincinnati streetcar, but THE streetcar—A Streetcar Named Desire […]

Look on the Bright Side of Life at Incline’s “Spamalot”

Review by Laurel Humes of Spamalot: Incline Theatre Just for laughs – a lot of them! – go see Spamalot at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. The full name of the musical comedy is Monty Python’s Spamalot. That’s what you need to know about this mix of irreverent wit, silliness, sight gags, and fart jokes. It’s […]

Incline’s “Spamalot” Proves that the Monty Python Revival Is Not Dead Yet

Review by Doug Iden of Spamalot: Incline Theatre You’ll never view the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table quite the same way again as Monty Python’s Spamalot invaded the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater.  The show is based upon a Monty Python movie which spoofs the King Arthur legend, the British […]

Strong Performances Keep Falcon Theatre’s “Streetcar” On Track

Review by Laurel Humes of Streetcar Named Desire: Falcon Theatre Tara Williams’ tour de force as Blanche is the highlight of Falcon Theatre’s A Streetcar Named Desire. The other actors are strong, especially Ellie Margolis as sister Stella. But Blanche is the play’s most complex character, and Williams takes every advantage of that. The basic […]

“Kill Move Paradise”: The Clouds Part, and then the Pain Comes

Review by Liz Eichler of “Kill Move Paradise”: Know Theatre The language of Kevin Ijames’ powerful avant garde “Kill Move Paradise,” playing now through March 24 at Know Theatre, is multi-layered with poetry, songs, cries, and questions. As those layers move and shift like the clouds, then comes light, understanding, rain, anger, pain, and empathy […]

Miami’s “We are Proud to Present…” Proudly Presents a Wake-Up Call

Review by Shawn Maus of We are Proud to Present…: Miami University Theatre The title of the play truly sums up what Miami should be – PROUD! Jackie Sibbles Frury’s play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia Formerly Known As South West Africa From the German Sudwestafrika Bwtween The […]

CSC’s Contemporary “Othello” is as Relevant as Ever

Review by Doug Iden of Othello: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Shakespeare returned to the Shakespeare Theater with a brilliant but somewhat jarring rendition of the classic tragedy Othello.  After three straight non-Shakespearean plays, it was refreshing to revisit the Bard. Placed in a contemporary world, Othello, played by visiting actor William Oliver Watkins, tumbles from a […]

New Edgecliff Theatre’s Thought-provoking “Venus in Fur” Titillates and Tantalizes

Review by Hannah Gregory of Venus in Fur: New Edgecliff Theatre New Edgecliff sets its production of Venus in Fur in the intimate Hoffner Lodge on Northside’s Hamilton Avenue. An electrically charged cerebral piece by David Ives, the play is served well by this space: a large room with a stairway leading to a church-like […]