Category: Stage Insights News

‘Lysistrata’ and ‘The Trojan Women’ at CCM: Two views of war

By Kathleen Lamorelle, LCT Lysistrata and The Trojan Women, adapted by Ellen Mclaughlin and directed by Brant Russell is now playing at University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. The evening melds a satirical comedic with a contemplative tragedy under an umbrella of common themes: sex and gender, war...

No Shrinking “Violet” at NKU

This passion-filled musical is a testament to overcoming our fears–whether imposed by society or ourselves, and that we will truly be able to live our best lives when we let go of the past. ...

Cincy Shakes Opens Season with Compelling “King Lear”

Jim Hopkins as Lear commands the stage.  He is physically a big man with a shock of white hair but it is his bluster, ranting, raving, and railing that dominates the space. Hopkins, essentially, plays multiple characters ranging from the narcissistic egomaniac at the start to the doddering fool...

Maggie Lou Rader Soars in Human Race’s “Grounded”

This story, told by a masterful actress, is definitely worth seeing by military personnel or civilians alike,  if you have or have never thought about who flies a drone to deliver the Hellfire missiles, or if it is something that haunts you. ...