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Monthly Archives: November 2019

In Bocca Performance’s “Like Demons” is Not Your Dad’s History Play

Review by Blair Godshall  of “Like Demons”: In Bocca Performance We’ve all seen historical plays (likely written for museums or schools who still teach using a VHS) and we’ve thought to ourselves “this is an old story.” When we hear “American Civil War” we may only envision Confederate, slave owning soldiers fighting against Abraham Lincoln and the Union; but that may be […]

Miami University: SHE KILLS MONSTERS is a Well-Designed Quest

Review by Liz Eichler of “She Kills Monsters”: Miami University Theatre Miami University Department of Theatre selected a great production for college students to sink their teeth into, and they deliver high skills in a well-designed and executed production. Set in 1995 “in a time before FaceBook,” “She Kills Monsters” was written in 2012 by […]

Magic Abounds at Miami University’s “She Kills Monsters”

Review by Nathan Top of “She Kills Monsters”: Miami University Theatre Snappily written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Bridget Leak, “She Kills Monsters” takes place between two different worlds: Mid-nineties Ohio and a fantasy Dungeons and Dragons campaign created by the protagonist’s sister, Tilly.  Following her sister’s death, Agnes the Average and Ordinary stumbles […]

Falcon’s “Marjorie Prime” is Thoughtful, Futuristic Tale

Review by Laurel Humes of “Marjorie Prime”: Know Theatre Falcon’s  “Marjorie Prime” is a fine, thought-provoking production, as the Newport theater continues its 30th anniversary season. The play by Jordan Harrison was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2015. I have seen it labeled as science fiction (the time is about 2060), but this is a family drama that resonates in any time period. Marjorie […]

PUFFS at Know Theatre: Best. Comical. Holiday. Show. Ever.*

Review by Liz Eichler Of “Puffs”: Know Theatre If you grew up with Harry Potter (I’m talking to you Gens X, Y, and Z and your parents!) then “Puffs” at Know Theatre is a MUST SEE! The full title of the play is “PUFFS or seven increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic and […]

The Know’s “Puffs” Will Have You Huffing and Puffing For Air From Laughing

Review by Raechel Lombardo of “Puffs”: Know Theatre Are you familiar with, or even a fan of, a certain wizarding boy franchise that dominated the literature and movie industry in the early 2000s?  Are you curious about the perspective of a particular house or group of people from that universe during the dark times at […]

“What is ‘Urinetown’?” A Timely Question Hilariously answered in A.L.T and TMU Villa Players Production

Review by Christiana Molldrem Hakulich of “Urinetown”: American Legacy Theatre and TMU Villa Players In the opening moments of “Urinetown”, Officer Lockstock and Little Sally talk about all the things that can kill a show, including a bad title (which of course, this musical has). Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis’s “Urinetown” has been proving that […]

“Merry Wives” Delivers Laughter at CSC

Review by Liz Eichler of “The Merry Wives of Windsor”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company What a treasure we have at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company! After a long day of work, it’s just a short drive to world class theatre, a place where you can laugh, cry or think, and simply refresh your point of view. And if […]