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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Review by Jenifer Moore of “Blues for an Alabama Sky” Falcoln Theatre Your blues ain’t like mine. Everyone is working hard to navigate this thing called life. While some are up, others are down. But despite circumstances, having a tribe to share life’s journey makes it worth it. Well, sort of. Falcon Theatre’s adaptation of […]

“All the Way” with LBJ (and Shakespeare too)

Review of “All the Way”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company All the Way, a raw and unflinching portrayal of the tumultuous year between the Kennedy assassination and Lyndon Johnson’s presidential run in 1964, explodes onto the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s stage.  The 2014 Tony winner written by Robert Schenkkan is crafted as a thriller which shows three different camps striving […]

Falcon Presents Deep “Blues for an Alabama Sky”

Review by Laurel Humes of “Blues for an Alabama Sky”: Falcon Theatre Complex characters, witty dialogue and social issues combine to make Falcon Theatre’s “Blues for an Alabama Sky” a compelling production. The setting is 1930 Harlem, the beginning of the Great Depression. The 1920’s Harlem Renaissance, described as an intellectual, artistic and social “explosion,” […]

CSC’s “All The Way” Proves Gripping and Thought Provoking

Review by Nathan Top of “All The Way”: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, “All The Way” begins with Vice President Lyndon Johnson taking on his new role as POTUS immediately following the Kennedy assasination. The rest of the show revolves around President Johnson’s first year in […]

A Puppet, A Pastor, and a Play come together for “Hand To God” at the Incline

Review by Mary Kate Groh of “Hand to God”: Incline Theatre If you thought puppets were used only in children’s story-telling, you were wrong. Written by playwright Robert Askins, “Hand To God” is a hilarious, raunchy satire about teen angst, Christianity, and puppets, now playing at the Warsaw Incline Theater.  This play is definitely not […]

Puppets Play with People in “Hand to God” at the Incline

Review by Blair Godshall of “Hand to God”: Incline Theatre The play “Hand to God” could be described as a dysfunctional family drama/teenager coping with angst saga/angry satire on Christianity/ horror movie/ raunchy comedy/ puppet show. All these elements coexist like a cat fight you can’t stop watching in Robert Askins’ script, now playing at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre.  Puppetry is the show’s signature but it’s not as similar to“Avenue Q” […]

New Parents’ Worries Exposed in Know’s “In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises)”

Review by Christiana Molldrem Harkulich Of “In the Night Time”: Know Theatre Nina Segal’s “In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises)” at Know Theatre is a timely and dark story at the intersection of exhausted new parenthood and global climate precariousness and war. As the Woman and the Man keep reminding us, these disparate events that […]

Know’s “In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises)” is a Defining Moment

Review by Raechel Lombardo Of “In the Night Time”: Know Theatre Ostensibly, Know Theatre‘s “In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises),” by Nina Segal, is a play; it certainly has all of the characteristics and structure of one.  It follows the hypothetical, every day circumstances, and very personal lives, of a man and a woman […]