Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is premiering a fascinating new play by Gina Gionfriddo called Rapture, Blister, Burn about two ex-best friends jealous of each other’s lives. One of the lead actors, Jen Joplin, joins Rick Pender to talk about the play, her character, and some of today’s issues the play addresses.
Playhouse in the Park’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theater premieres Seven Spots on the Sun by playwright Martín Zimmerman starting September 28. Our Rick Pender talks with the Playhouse’s new artistic associate, and director of this play, KJ Sanchez, about this fable of revenge and redemption and the talented cast of all Latino actors.
Playwright Ricardo Khan joins our Rick Pender to discuss the play he co-wrote about the Tuskegee Airmen, Fly, and the upcoming production he is directing, kicking off the new season at Playhouse in the Park.
The newest regional premiere from the folks at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a sharp, witty play from the creator of TV’s Brothers and Sisters, Jon Robin Baitz, called Other Desert Cities. Two of the production’s stars, Ryan Gilreath and Sarah Mackie, are in the studio with Rick Pender to discuss their roles and how they approach recreating the feel of a real family.
There’s a new production happening at Know Theatre, and this one is a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth. As Jim Stump learns from Producing Artistic Director Eric Vosmeier, Lauren Gunderson’s Toil and Trouble sets this tale of greed, power and murder in San Francisco as three over-educated, under-employed 30-somethings test friendships, make alliances and cross lines, all because of messages received in fortune cookies. And yes, it is a comedy.