Playhouse http://wvxu.org en "Fly" ready to debut at Playhouse in the Park http://wvxu.org/post/fly-ready-debut-playhouse-park <p>Playwright <a href="http://cas.umkc.edu/theatre/faculty/khan.htm"><strong>Ricardo Khan</strong></a> joins our Rick Pender to discuss the play he co-wrote about the Tuskegee Airmen, <a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/index.php?option=com_production&amp;id=45&amp;Itemid=438"><strong>Fly</strong></a>, and the upcoming production he is directing, kicking off the new season at <strong>Playhouse in the Park</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Rick Pender 16875 at http://wvxu.org "Fly" ready to debut at Playhouse in the Park "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment" http://wvxu.org/post/shipwrecked-entertainment <p>The final production in the<a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/"> </a><strong><a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/">Playhouse in the Par</a></strong><a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/"><strong>k</strong></a> season is the rough and ready, but family friendly, <a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/index.php?option=com_production&amp;id=19&amp;Itemid=490"><strong>Shipwrecked! An Entertainment</strong></a> by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Margulies"><strong>Donald Margulies</strong></a>. <strong>Anna Goller</strong>, the props master at the<strong> Playhouse</strong>, joins our Rick Pender to discuss the challenges of bringing this <a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/index.php?option=com_venues&amp;view=venues&amp;Itemid=541"><strong>Thompson Shelterhouse</strong></a> presentation to life.</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 05:32:25 +0000 Rick Pender 12599 at http://wvxu.org "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment" "Double Indemnity" on stage http://wvxu.org/post/double-indemnity-stage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cincinnati’s </span><a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Playhouse in the Park</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brings one of Hollywood’s classic Billy Wilder films to the stage. </span><a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/index.php?option=com_production&amp;id=15&amp;Itemid=438" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Double Indemnity</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a story filled with intrigue, lust and murder and it begins its premiere fun in the </span><a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/index.php?option=com_venues&amp;view=venues&amp;Itemid=540" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Marx Theater</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on April 25. One of the challenges of this production is the complex set, so Rick </span>Pender<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with the set designer, </span><a href="http://www.paulshorttdesign.com/clients/shorttp/nav/frameset.shtml" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Paul Shortt</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, about successfully staging a play with so many set changes while maintaining the dramatic tension.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 05:32:15 +0000 Rick Pender 11493 at http://wvxu.org "Double Indemnity" on stage Rachel Leslie from "A Trip to Bountiful" http://wvxu.org/post/rachel-leslie-trip-bountiful <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Actor </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Rachel Leslie</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grew up in Golf Manor and attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts. She’s back in town, performing in the </span><a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Playhouse in the Park</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> production of </span><a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/shows/Details.aspx?performanceNumber=12759" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>A Trip to Bountiful</strong>.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jim Stump had the chance to sit down with this psych major about growing up here, her stage career, and some recent world premieres in which she performed.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 05:32:25 +0000 Jim Stump 10980 at http://wvxu.org Rachel Leslie from "A Trip to Bountiful" "The Book Club Play" http://wvxu.org/post/book-club-play <p>The explosion of book clubs has taken the inevitable turn: a play has been written about them. <a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/shows/Details.aspx?performanceNumber=13068"><strong>The Book Club Play</strong></a> is making its debut at Cincinnati’s <a href="http://www.cincyplay.com/Default.aspx"><strong>Playhouse in the Park</strong></a> now. Rick Pender welcomes <strong>Blake Robison</strong>, the Playhouse’s artistic director and director of this comedy, into the studio to talk not only about this production, but about his first year at the Playhouse.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:32:10 +0000 Rick Pender 10508 at http://wvxu.org "The Book Club Play"