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BWW Review: SOONER/LATER Reveals a Different Side of the Romantic Comedy at Cincinnat Photo BWW Review: SOONER/LATER Reveals a Different Side of the Romantic Comedy at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
by Abby Rowold - Apr 5, 2018

Currently running through April 21st at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Shelterhouse Theater is Allyson Currin's world premiere play, Sooner/Later.

Mildred's Umbrella presents FEATHERS AND TEETH Photo Mildred's Umbrella presents FEATHERS AND TEETH
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2017

Reminding us all that Halloween is the best holiday of the year, Mildred's Umbrella (MU) dusts off its spooky side with the fun and bloody dark comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH by playwright and actress Charise Castro Smith.

Hamlet Isn't Dead to Stage All-Female HENRY V This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents an all-female production of William Shakespeare's Henry V.

BWW Review: THE BURIALS Beautifully Portrays The Haunting, Heartbreaking Cost of Gun Violence in Schools
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 11, 2016

In Caitlin Parrish's new play THE BURIALS, Steppenwolf for Young Adults has found an informative and moving new play that tackles the realities of gun violence in schools with intensity and heart under the direction of Erica Weiss. Loosely based on the Greek tragedy ANTIGONE, THE BURIALS smartly addresses this topical issue from a personal and human perspective, which will allow school-aged audiences to engage with the material without ever feeling spoon-fed. THE BURIALS follows successful high school senior and social media lover Sophie Martin (the superlative Olivia Cygan), who has her world turned upside down when her younger brother Ben (a haunting Matt Farrabee) opens fire inside her school and kills 16 students and one teacher...using her father's guns. In the wake of this incident, Sophie, her younger sister Chloe (Becca Savoy) and their father, Ryan Martin (Coburn Goss)-an extremely conservative junior senator running for office-must process the experience under intense scrutiny from the public eye. In the case of Sophie and Chloe, they must also face their high school peers, who have been traumatized and some of whom look to the surviving Martin siblings to blame. When Mr. Martin decides to take a public stance advocating for the mandatory presence of guns in schools as a method of preventing future shootings, Sophie must decide if she will stand by her father-or if she will take a different stance.

Casting Complete for New Play THE BURIALS at Steppenwolf for Young Adults
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for The Burials, a world premiere by Caitlin Parrish and the first production of SYA's 2016/17 season.

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf for Young Adults Unveils Artwork for THE BURIALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone, the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation. Scroll down for a look at the show's artwork!

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents BURIALS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone, the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation. 

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THE BURIALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone, the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company of The Burials in rehearsal below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's THE BURIALS
by Christina Mancuso - Oct 7, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone, the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below!

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THE BURIALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone, the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company of The Burials in rehearsal below!

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents BURIALS, 10/8
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 20, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone, the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation. 

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf for Young Adults Unveils Artwork for THE BURIALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone, the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation. Scroll down for a look at the show's artwork!

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents THE BURIALS
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone,the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation.

Casting Complete for New Play THE BURIALS at Steppenwolf for Young Adults
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for The Burials, a world premiere by Caitlin Parrish and the first production of SYA's 2016/17 season.

BWW Review: Gift Theatre's High-Tech RICHARD III Reaches New Heights
by Teresa Budasi - Mar 9, 2016

The title character's opening soliloquy sets the tone for the despicable acts to come in William Shakespeare's 'RICHARD III,' but it is a later scene in The Gift Theatre's version that packs the biggest punch.

Michael Patrick Thornton Stars in Next Theatre's RICHARD III, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2015

Next Theatre Company presents the second production in its 34th season, Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Jessica Thebus, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street.

Photo Flash: First Look at FEATHERS AND TEETH as Part of 'New Stages' at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The 11th annual New Stages Festival kicked off at Goodman Theatre on October 29. Appearing in repertory alongside FEATHERS AND TEETH is THE MAGIC PLAY by Andrew Hinderaker, a play that fuses magic and reality directed by Halena Kays; and CARLYLE by Thomas Bradshaw, an exploration of right-wing politics in America through the eyes of an African American Republican directed by Benjamin Kamine. Scroll down for a first look at FEATHERS AND TEETH!

Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Casting is complete for the three developmental productions featured in 2014 New Stages, a free annual festival of new American plays that also includes three staged readings.

Michael Patrick Thornton to Star in Next Theatre's RICHARD III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

?Next Theatre Company announces the cast for its second production in its 34th season, Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Jessica Thebus, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are Saturday, January 3 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, January 4 at 2p.m., Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 11 at 2 p.m. Press Opening night is Tuesday, January 13 at 7 p.m.

Casting Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival, Running 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Casting is complete for the three developmental productions featured in 2014 New Stages, a free annual festival of new American plays that also includes three staged readings.