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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Human Race Theatre Company’s “Sylvia” is a Very Good Girl

Review by Liz Eichler of “Sylvia”: Human Race Theatre Spoiler alert! No, I’m not going to give you the end of the play, but I am disclosing that I am a spoiler of my dog. I am a talker, a cajoler, a pick-up-and-carry-down-the-steps-and-put-in-the-grass-to-pee-because-she’s-too-tired dog mom.  I am the Food Lady, not to be confused with the Tall Girl, Walking Man, […]

CCM’s “Association of Controlled Dreamers” Shows the Power of Action

Review by Doug Iden of “The Association of Controlled Dreamers”: CCM Acting What can a group of college students do to counteract a potential law that would jeopardize public education?  In a commissioned play torn from today’s headlines, CCM addresses that question in the premiere of “The Association of Controlled Dreamers” at the Cohen Family Theater. […]

Miami’s “Bat Boy” is Something You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Review by Shawn Maus of “Bat Boy: The Musical”: Miami Theatre What can only be categorized as a Bacchanalian merciless ribbing of today’s hyper-sensitive, quick to judge culture in the world of social “media, Miami University’s “Bat Boy: The Musical” is a laugh-out-loud tour de force.  Even though it was written over 20 years ago, the musical reflects a lot of what’s […]

“Bat Boy” Discovered on Miami Theatre Stage!

Review by Kevin Reynolds of ‘Bat Boy: The Musical”: Miami Theatre It’s not breaking news that there are some unusual or unexpected inspirations for Broadway (or wanna be Broadway) musicals. I give you a Stephen King horror story (“Carrie”), the banning of public toilets (“Urinetown”), even the first Treasurer of the United States (really? You […]

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS PROVES VALUABLE IN “CONTROLLED DREAMERS,” CCM’S CONTEMPORARY TALE OF STUDENT UNITY

Review by Kevin Reynolds of “Association of Controlled Dreamers”: CCM Acting For the past three years, UC’s College-Conservatory of Music has hosted a Playwrights’ Workshop where, among other projects, the attendees develop a commissioned play from a guest playwright. The most recent of those plays is “Association of Controlled Dreamers” by one of the staff writers […]

After Know’s “Mercury”, You’ll Never Look At Your Neighbors The Same Way Again!

Review by Spenser Smith of “Mercury”: Know Theatre If I had to describe the Know Theatre‘s “Mercury” in one sentence it would go a little something like this: Meddling desperate housewives, with a little help from a punk rock Sanderson sister, send their enemies to hell to meet Sweeney Todd. I hope you’re intrigued. The […]

“Mercury” is a Twisted Look into Revenge, and We Can’t Look Away

Review by Liz Eichler of “Mercury”: Know Theatre Steve Yockey’s plays are kaleidoscopic – a slight turn, an imperceptible twist makes all the difference. He takes simple concepts and twists them with love and magic, so we see them anew. In Know Theatre’s production of “Mercury” the stars align, making “Mercury” a must-see this spring. “Mercury” is a dark comedy about some ordinary yet nasty people, seeking revenge for the wrongs […]

Your Life as a Dungeons and Dragons Game: A Review of NKU’s Y.E.S Festival production of “Initiativel

By Alan Jozwiak Life changes as easily as a roll of a multi-sided dice.  This holds true if you play Dungeons and Dragons, as well as in the world premiere play “Initiative” by Jacob York.  This play is one of the two Y.E.S. Festivals plays offered this season for the biennial festival. Initiative tells the story of Dave (played […]