Produced by Know Theatre of Cincinnati and presented through February 22, this abstract play, written by Steve Yockey, is the story of a single mother who tries to reconnect with her withdrawn son after a violent tragedy at a local community college, while mysterious forces threaten to invade their kitchen.
LCT panelists say “the magical realism in the play is brutal, astonishing, and moving.” Another adds “the play is outstanding as a vision of the unbearable happening and how time refuses to move forward.”
Panelists applaud the skills of costume designer Noelle Wedig (her costumes are “bizarrely provocative”) and set designer Andrew Hungerford: “all the special effects, the lighting, the sound, the set, the supernatural elements – come together to enhance a dark but interesting script in the best way possible.”
Panelists also single out lead actor Wesley Carman, an NKU Junior, for his moving portrayal of the troubled son, Bailey.
For more information or tickets for “Pluto” go to www.knowtheatre.com/shows.html or call 513-300-KNOW.
Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.