…BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS
The Story: A “Greek tragedy,” a rekindled marriage, and a lesson on where babies come from, converge (with a few other themes), in this collection of hilariously brisk one-act plays by Christopher Durang. Due to content, “An Evening with Durang” is not appropriate for children.
The Dates: May 30
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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The Story: Four lovers who each want someone who they can’t have. The play includes two rulers from different worlds looking forward to their honeymoons; a group of clumsy actors, trying to put on a “tragic” play for their Duke’s upcoming wedding and the marital quarrels of two omnipotent beings, who’s conflicts wreak havoc on the weather and those around them. All of this craziness is tied together by a mischievous imp. In one crazy night in the woods, Shakespeare teaches the audience about love, breakups, sex, marriage, death, life, fairies, some odd plants and a donkey.
The Dates: May 29-30, 2012
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…NEW THIS WEEK
The Story: A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet sexpert), Lucy the Slut (need we say more?), and other colorful types who help Princeton finally discover his purpose in life!
The Dates: June 1-10, 2012
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival
The Story: During the festival local, regional, national and international artists invade downtown Cincinnati for 12 days of artistic celebration in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. These artists represent a variety of media including theatre, dance, music, poetry, visual art, film and beyond.
The Dates: May 30-June 9, 2012
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The Story: An average day in the life of the famous comic strip child hero, Charlie Brown. The audience is introduced to the whole Peanuts gang: Patty, Shroeder, Lucy and Snoopy. All of the characters share their observations, largely negative, of Charlie Brown. As the play progresses, the relationships of the Peanuts characters to one another are further expanded. Lucy is infatuated with Schroeder and takes great pleasure in tormenting Charlie Brown. Linus loves his blanket. Snoopy lives in his rich imagination. Charlie Brown is in love with a mysterious little, redheaded girl.
The Dates: June 1-9, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Falcon Theatre | BTC page |
THE SECOND CITY: LESS PRIDE MORE PORK
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
The Story: The world’s premier comedy company will again set its razor-sharp sights on Cincinnati. What’s left to skewer? The Second City was in town long enough to know they haven’t come close to exhausting the material. Not to mention, between now and opening night, entire sports seasons will come and go, politicians will star on reality shows and streetcars may (or may not) be on track. The future holds nothing but promise for comedy at our expense.
The Dates: April 29-July 1, 2012
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The Story: THE WHISTLER takes place in 1965 in an unnamed Southern city where the neighbors enjoy running pickaninnies off the road. With the Andy Griffith Show in its fifth season, professional whistler Henry has a steady royalty income though he hasn’t worked in years. His wife wants to move to New York to further her career as a page-turner; his 14-year old son wants to undermine the military-industrial complex, and for his parents to stop quarreling. Enter an edgy washed-up trumpet player who is drawn by Henry’s talent but reluctant to show himself; he’s been burned by white men too many times before. But he may be the one person whose heart is as pure and terrible as Henry’s own.
The Dates: May 24-June 10, 2012
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…ENDING THIS WEEK
BABES IN HOLLYWOOD
The Story: Get ready to swing, sway and swoon to over 30 of the most glorious songs of the Twentieth Century. BABES IN HOLLYWOOD salutes the legendary musical careers of Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
The Dates: May 16-June 3, 2012
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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The Story: Passion, betrayal, and a bargain with a terrible price. In one of the Bard’s most controversial and thrilling plays, Antonio covers a debt for his friend Bassanio, from the complicated and persecuted Shylock—who has much reason to resent Antonio. Across lines of race and wrongdoing, Antonio must face a terrible fate, while Bassanio finds true love in the arms of the delightful Portia. Watch what happens as events culminate in a cross-dressing courtroom battle in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.
The Dates: May 11-June 3, 2012
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Kincaid Regional Theatre
Cincinnati Arts Association
The Dates: June 9, 2012
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Disney’s MY SON PINOCCHIO: Geppetto’s Musical Tale
East Side Players
Artists’ Enterprise Covington
The Dates: June 8-16, 2012
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Commonwealth Theatre Company