Black Nativity,bythe poet and playwright Langston Hughes, and originally performed in 1961, celebrates more than just Christmas. And it has become a regular seasonal favorite of the Cincinnati Black Theater Company. The CBTC is performing Black Nativity tonight and Saturday night. James Christian, Jr., who plays the role of Griot (the storyteller), talks about the production.
A Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge is denying a temporary restraining order (TRO) request by a group that wants to restore the Emery Theatre in Over-the-Rhine. In doing so, however, Judge Carl Stich noted that both sides' arguments have merit and both sides potentially have a legal case.
The Requiem Project filed suit against the non-profit and for-profit groups that run the historic Emery Building, and its owner, the University of Cincinnati.
As part of CCM’s year-long celebration of Kurt Weill, they will present The Threepenny Opera beginning February 28, along with concert performances of Weill’s Kiddush (Prayer of Sanctification) and the a capella madrigal Ho, Billy, O! from the Weill musical Love Life. Anne Arenstein learns more about the Weill festival and these upcoming performances from Robin Guarino, CCM’s J. Ralph Corbett Chair of Opera and director of The Threepenny Opera, and dramaturge Bruce McClung.