Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues the rarely done eight play History Cycle (Shakespeare plays about kings in chronological order, done only one other time in the US) with the classic Henry V. Justin McCombs, who takes on this iconic role, joins Jim Stump to talk about the cycle and his interpretation of this larger-than-life character.

The New School Montessori is the only elementary school taking part in the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Project 38, where each of the Bard’s plays (or some part of one) will be performed by local schools. Jeff Groh, The New School’s assistant director and teacher and student actors Catherine Swift (4th grade) and Jack Giglia (6th grade) are with our Barbara Gray to talk about this challenging artistic undertaking.

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A perennial stage favorite, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, is now on stage at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Jim Stump talks with Brian Isaac Phillips, the show’s director, about this latest production featuring two local acting powerhouses: Bruce Cromer and Nicholas Rose.

Coming off their successful anniversary year and completion of Shakespeare’s canon, there is no down time for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. As Jeanna Vella from CSC tells our Jim Stump, they are mounting the always fun Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) for the summer before starting their 2014-15 season with such classics as Little Women, The Comedy of Errors, Henry V and more.

Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company which is one of 40 theatre companies in the country to receive a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as a participant in the Shakespeare in American Communities program!  Shakespeare in American Communities introduces middle and high school students to the power of live theater and the masterpieces of William Shakespeare.

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