Monthly Archives: August 2011

BURN THIS runs Sept. 29-Oct. 15

Presented by New Edgecliff Theatre
Sept. 29-Oct. 15
Columbia Tusculum

BTC review | CityBeat review |

A powerful, electrifying work by the playwright whom many regard as the finest American playwright of the late 20th Century. Presented both in Los Angeles and on Broadway to critical and popular acclaim, the play probes deeply and humorously into the lives of its singular characters. After the death of Robby, a roommate, friend and collaborator in her professional dance career, Anna is haunted by his family’s ignorance of him being gay. Shortly after his death, Robby’s brother Pale shows up to claim Robby’s belongings and piece together the missing parts of his life. Together with Anna, he works to unravel the secrets of a person they both loved.

Directed by Timothy Waldrip

Cast: Nathan Neorr as Pale, Gina Cerimele-Mechley as Anna, Jason Burgess as Larry & John Wilmes as Burton

  • Wed, Sept. 28 at 7:30pm (Pay what you can preview)
  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at 7:30pm
  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 6-8 at 7:30pm
  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 13-15 at 7:30pm

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Presented by Northern Kentucky University
Sept. 29-Oct. 9
Highland Heights

Enquirer review | BTC reviewCityBeat review |

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, it focuses on the four March sisters – brassy, tomboy-like, aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind-hearted Beth – and their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. Intercut with the vignettes in which their lives unfold are several recreations of the melodramatic short stories Jo writes in her attic studio.

Directed by Sandra Forman
Music directed by Jamey Strawn

  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 2 at 3pm
  • Tue-Sat, Oct. 4-8 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 9 at 3pm

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST runs Sept. 27-Oct. 9

Presented by Broadway in Cincinnati
Sept. 27-Oct. 9

iSpyCincy review | Enquirer review | BTC review | CityBeat review | Talkin’ Broadway review |

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

  • Tue-Fri, Sept. 27-30 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 1 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Oct, 2 at 1pm & 6:30pm
  • Tue-Fri, Oct. 4-7 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 8 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 9 at 1pm & 6:30pm

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EDGAR runs Sept. 23-24

Presented by Springfield StageWorks
Sept. 23-24

Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most influential and mysterious characters in literature. His work and the enigma of his life have captivated a wide range of audiences. His most popular works have been showcased in countless television shows & parodies, films, stage productions, and school auditoriums.

Imagine the mystery revealed; seeing Poe for not only his work and his fame, but for who he really was. This production is a multi-faceted adventure. Transforming the stage from the very beginning with a multimedia presentation of Poe from birth to his final day; then that very presentation transforms into live action as POE himself takes the stage.

Directed by Wayne Justice

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 23-24 at 8pm

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SUPERIOR DONUTS runs Sept. 9-18

Presented by The Clifton Players
Sept. 9-18

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Arthur Przybyszewski (Kevin Crowley) owns a decrepit donut shop in the uptown neighborhood of Chicago.  Franco Wicks (Brandon Anderson) is a black teenager who is his only employee and wants to change the shop for the better, while Max Tarasov (Michael Bath) wants to tear it down to expand his DVD store.  This comedy-drama, set in the heart of one of Chicago’s most diverse communities (much like Clifton, where the play will be performed), explores the challenges of embracing the past, keeping up with the future, and the redemptive power of friendship and community.

Directed by Cathy Springfield
Cast:  Michael Bath, Kevin Crowley, Buz Davis, Pam Shooner, Brandon Anderson, Reggie Willis, Pepper Sweeney, Carol Brammer and Carter Bratton

  • Fri-Sun, Sept. 9-11 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sun, Sept. 16-18 at 7:30pm

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