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THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: CINCINNATI EDITION Announced Photo THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: CINCINNATI EDITION Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021

The 24 Hour Plays has announced a special Cincinnati edition round of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, which they will host in partnership with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and featuring brand-new monologues written, rehearsed and recorded in 24 hours by 12 actors and playwrights.  

LeLand Gantt Stars in RHAPSODY IN BLACK Presented by The Cincinnati Arts Association Photo LeLand Gantt Stars in RHAPSODY IN BLACK Presented by The Cincinnati Arts Association
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021

The Cincinnati Arts Association will present LeLand Gantt in his one-man show, Rhapsody in Black, streaming May 4-17, 2021. Written and performed by LeLand and developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Academy Award-winner Estelle Parsons, the show explores his personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America.

Ensemble Theatre Presents Virtual Reading of 20TH CENTURY BLUES Photo Ensemble Theatre Presents Virtual Reading of 20TH CENTURY BLUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2021

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) kicks off the new year with the virtual dramatic reading of the regional premiere drama/comedy 20th Century Blues by Susan Miller, streaming online for two weeks only February 1-14, 2021. Originally scheduled to close the 2019-2020 Season, this production was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kentucky Shakespeare Offers Virtual HAMLET This Weekend Photo Kentucky Shakespeare Offers Virtual HAMLET This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Dec 3, 2020

For one weekend only, see a recorded performance of Kentucky Shakespeare's postponed spring tour of HAMLET! After canceling all of the company's parks tour dates for April and May of this year, they have remounted the show for one recorded performance only. Award-winning Kelly's Filmworks filmed on the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheatre stage at Central Park. 

KET Premieres Kentucky Shakespeare's 2019 AS YOU LIKE IT On KET KY Photo KET Premieres Kentucky Shakespeare's 2019 AS YOU LIKE IT On KET KY
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2020

Kentucky Shakespeare, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth, is partnering with KET, the state network of PBS member television stations, to televise an encore production of the 2019 production of As You Like It. The production will air September 6, 2020 at 8:00pm ET and September 11, 2020 at 7:00pm ET on KET KY: The Kentucky Channel.

Kentucky Shakespeare to Present Special Encore Presentation of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Photo Kentucky Shakespeare to Present Special Encore Presentation of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2020

It's time to laugh this Friday, with Shakespeare's comedy of two pairs of separated twins! Hear the cicadas, watch the antics of some of our best comic actors, and lose yourself for just a little bit in the magic of Kentucky Shakespeare in the park.

Kentucky Shakespeare to Present AS YOU LIKE IT Free on Facebook Photo Kentucky Shakespeare to Present AS YOU LIKE IT Free on Facebook
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2020

Kentucky Shakespeare will present a special encore presentation of AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare Directed by Matt Wallace, a virtual free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival broadcast as a Facebook Premiere.

BWW Review: GHOST at Stage One Family Theatre Photo BWW Review: GHOST at Stage One Family Theatre
by Keith Waits - Oct 7, 2019

Ghost, a faithful adaptation of the novel by Jason Reynolds, tells the story of Castle 'Ghost' Crenshaw (played by the always-excellent Crystian Wiltshire), an earnest seventh grader who finds himself unexpectedly recruited onto the track team thanks to the encouragement of Coach (Louis Robert Thompson). Ghost is haunted by the memories of an abusive father, and a large part of this play's journey is watching how the discipline of sports and the support of friends and mentors help Ghost keep his life moving in a positive direction.

BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR at Kentucky Shakespeare Photo BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Jul 2, 2019

Among the greatest of the plays written by William Shakespeare, there are several titular roles that are each a veritable Mt. Everest for actors; Charlton Heston called them the 'Man-killers', and I doubt they are any easier for women. Of these, the monarch named Lear stands as a particularly daunting challenge. It has often been said that if you are old enough to truly understand the unique blend of aging, madness, and arrogance required to play it, you may be too old to pull it off onstage.

BWW Review: HENRY IV, PART TWO at Kentucky Shakespeare Photo BWW Review: HENRY IV, PART TWO at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Jun 19, 2019

Now comes the third chapter in director Amy Attaway's 'Game of Kings' series, which began with Richard II in 2017, followed by Henry IV, Part One a year ago, and will finish with Henry V in the summer of 2020.

BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Kentucky Shakespeare Photo BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Jun 10, 2019

There is something special about this time of year. The school schedule is winding down, the sun shines a bit longer in the day, fireflies come out of their hibernation and the Kentucky Shakespeare Company begins their season. This year will mark the venerable company's 59th Anniversary and they are still going strong. So what magic is weaved that keeps this program going year after year? The answer is quite simple really and can be summed up in a few words: imagination, reinvention, education, and dedication. All of these were on full display in the season opener of As You Like It.

59th Annual Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Comes to Central Park Photo 59th Annual Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Comes to Central Park
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2019

Kentucky Shakespeare kicks off its 59th annual free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park with a comedy, a history, and a tragedy. The season begins with their professional productions of As You Like It May 29th, then Henry IV, Part II June 13th, followed by King Lear on June 27th. July 9th-21st all three performances will be presented in repertory. The season will be dedicated to the late Bekki Jo Schneider, former Producer of Kentucky Shakespeare and founder Doug Ramey's immediate successor. Last year we lost our dear friend Bekki Jo. She was instrumental in helping make the company what it is today, not only during her tenure here as an actor and leader but for years after as a mentor to me and to so many others in our community. We dedicate this season to her as we celebrate her life and legacy, said Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director.

Photo Flash: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Presents August Wilson's FENCES Photo Photo Flash: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2019

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season at The Otto M. Budig Theater with August Wilson's "Fences", directed by Christopher V. Edwards and features "ranney" [sic] as Troy Maxson, Torie Wiggins as Rose and Crystian Wilshire as Cory. This production is generously sponsored by Frost Brown Todd, BB&T, and Johnson Investment Council.

August Wilson's FENCES Opening Soon And Cincinnati Shakespeare Company! Photo August Wilson's FENCES Opening Soon And Cincinnati Shakespeare Company!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2019

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season at The Otto M. Budig Theater with August Wilson's "Fences", directed by Christopher V. Edwards and features "ranney" [sic] as Troy Maxson, Torie Wiggins as Rose and Crystian Wilshire as Cory. This production is generously sponsored by Frost Brown Todd, BB&T, and Johnson Investment Council.

Derby Dinner Playhouse Will Warm the Winter Nights with A VELVETEEN RABBIT CHRISTMAS Photo Derby Dinner Playhouse Will Warm the Winter Nights with A VELVETEEN RABBIT CHRISTMAS
by Julie Musbach - Nov 13, 2018

Derby Dinner Playhouse will open the holiday musical A VELVETEEN RABBIT CHRISTMAS on November 17, 2018 as part of their Children's Musical Theatre Series.

Actors Theatre Presents Fifth Third Bank's DRACULA Beginning September 7 Photo Actors Theatre Presents Fifth Third Bank's DRACULA Beginning September 7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Actors Theatre of Louisville and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are thrilled to announce the return of Fifth Third Bank's Dracula, in the Bingham Theatre from September 7-October 31, 2018. With fangs bared and eyes aglow, Louisville's favorite vampire is back! Based on Bram Stoker's gothic tale of the immortal Transylvanian count and his unexpectedly feisty human prey, this fast-paced, fright-filled adaptation is a Halloween treat that drips with suspense-and even more blood.

Photo Flash: Actors Theatre Presents Fifth Third Bank's DRACULA Photo Photo Flash: Actors Theatre Presents Fifth Third Bank's DRACULA
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

Actors Theatre of Louisville and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are thrilled to announce the return of Fifth Third Bank's Dracula, in the Bingham Theatre from September 7-October 31, 2018. With fangs bared and eyes aglow, Louisville's favorite vampire is back! Based on Bram Stoker's gothic tale of the immortal Transylvanian count and his unexpectedly feisty human prey, this fast-paced, fright-filled adaptation is a Halloween treat that drips with suspense-and even more blood.

Actors Theatre Presents Fifth Third Bank's DRACULA Beginning September 7 Photo Actors Theatre Presents Fifth Third Bank's DRACULA Beginning September 7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Actors Theatre of Louisville and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are thrilled to announce the return of Fifth Third Bank's Dracula, in the Bingham Theatre from September 7-October 31, 2018. With fangs bared and eyes aglow, Louisville's favorite vampire is back! Based on Bram Stoker's gothic tale of the immortal Transylvanian count and his unexpectedly feisty human prey, this fast-paced, fright-filled adaptation is a Halloween treat that drips with suspense-and even more blood.

Actors Theatre Presents Fifth Third Bank's DRACULA Beginning September 7 Photo Actors Theatre Presents Fifth Third Bank's DRACULA Beginning September 7
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2018

Actors Theatre of Louisville and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are thrilled to announce the return of Fifth Third Bank's Dracula, in the Bingham Theatre from September 7-October 31, 2018. With fangs bared and eyes aglow, Louisville's favorite vampire is back! Based on Bram Stoker's gothic tale of the immortal Transylvanian count and his unexpectedly feisty human prey, this fast-paced, fright-filled adaptation is a Halloween treat that drips with suspense-and even more blood.

BWW Review: HENRY IV, PART 1 at Kentucky Shakespeare Photo BWW Review: HENRY IV, PART 1 at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Jun 25, 2018

What more pleasant way to spend a summer evening than outdoors in the heart of Old Louisville, surrounded by green space, with some of the loveliest turns of phrase ever written in the English language wafting on the breeze? Thanks to Kentucky Shakespeare and its supporters, we can do just that - free of charge - virtually all summer long in Louisville. What a treat, indeed!

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