Author: Sheldon Polonsky

CCM’s “Clybourne Park” is Thought-provoking, Uncomfortable and Absolutely Necessary

Review by Jenifer Moore of “Clybourne Park”: CCM Acting If you are planning to attend a showing of CCM’s “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, prepare to be equal parts entertained as well as reminded of the ways of living in America. Set in inner-city Chicago, the production picks up where barrier-breaking playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in...

Covedale’s “Meet Me in St. Louis” is “Arch”-etypical Nostalgia

Review by Doug Iden of “Meet Me in St. Louis”: Covedale Theatre The year long wait by the Smith family for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (known informally as the St. Louis World’s Fair) is depicted on the Covedale Stage in the theater version of “Meet Me in St. Louis”. Based upon “The Kensington Stories” by...

In CCM’s “Clybourne Park”, Home is Where the Heart Is

Review by Kevin Reynolds of “Clybourne Park”: CCM Acting On a cold, busy night in Clifton, a friendly and appreciative audience bypassed the sold-out UC men’s basketball game in favor of a production of Bruce Norris’ award-winning play, “Clybourne Park”, a CCM On Stage presentation directed by Richard Hess....

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,...

“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...

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...

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...