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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Carnegie’s “Motherhood Out Loud” is a Candid Look at Being a Parent

Review by Hannah Gregory of Motherhood Out Loud: Carnegie Theatre The Carnegie’s Motherhood Out Loud must have been meticulously planned as a pre-Mother’s Day treat. With spring finally settling in, this show about the givers of life seems appropriate. This medley of stories about motherhood touts the authorships of many female playwrights, including notable names […]

CCM Immerses Its Audience with “H2O: A Play About Water”

Review by Shawn Maus of H2O: A Play About Water: CCM Acting “The Greeks called me Poseidon. The Americans: Katrina, Harvey, Irma. I am the damn breaker and the hands that cup Monet’s lilies.? According the Wikipedia, water is “a transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance that is the main constituent of Earth’s […]

So In Love We Are! with NKU’s “Kiss Me Kate”

Review by Spenser Smith of Kiss Me, Kate: NKU Theatre Northern Kentucky University closes its current season with a wildly entertaining production of Kiss Me, Kate, a musical within a musical telling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The action of the musical within the musical tells the story of Shakespeare’s characters Bianca (Natalie Bellamy) […]

Human Race’s “Erma Bombeck” is a Joyful Portrayal of Dayton’s American Icon

Review by Liz Eichler of “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End”: Human Race Theatre Human Race Theatre has a true gem in the one-woman production of “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” The Dayton area native still inspires many American women who were raising children in the 1960’s to the 90’s, as she makes moms laugh and […]

If You Don’t Take Your Mom to Carnegie’s “Motherhood Out Loud”, At Least Call Her After

Review by Jack Crumley of Motherhood Out Loud: The Carnegie I’m wrapping up my second year of seeing shows at The Carnegie for the League of Cincinnati Theatres. One of my favorites there was Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which involved a series of vignettes that told stories of life as a […]

One, One, Zero: A Review of Know Theatre’s “Ada and the Engine”

Review by Alan Jozwiak of Ada and the Engine: Know Theatre 01000001 01100100 01100001. These are not random numbers, but binary code for the name “Ada,” the titular protagonist who appears in Know Theatre’s latest production Ada and the Engine. Penned by Lauren Gunderson, who wrote the powerful and moving Silent Sky that Know Theatre produced in 2016, Ada […]

CSC’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is “Must-See Tennessee”

Review by Liz Eichler of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Cincy Shakespeare‘s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is “must-see Tennessee” Williams. The production, directed by Michael Evan Haney, delivers visually, with actors exploring the complicated characters with passion and gusto, and is a powerful use of CSC’s new space. The […]

“Ada and the Engine” Delightfully Shares the “Herstory” of Computers

Review by Liz Eichler of “Ada and the Engine”: Know Theatre If you haven’t heard the story of Ada Byron Lovelace, I wouldn’t be surprised.  She was a woman, born in an age in which her job was simply to marry well and bear children, not bringing attention to herself.  In fact, her whole life […]