Category: Stage Insights News

Boy Meets (a Funny) Girl in ETC’s “Buyer and Cellar”

Review by Kenneth Stern of Buyer and Cellar: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati If I were writing this review as Alex, the protagonist of ETC’s delightful Buyer and Cellar, a one man show about an actor who becomes the caretaker of the treasures in Barbra Streisand’s basement, here is how it...

Uff da! Clifton’s “The Norwegians” Delights

Review by Katie N. Johnson of The Norwegians: Clifton Performance Theatre Norwegians don’t brag. Norwegians aren’t flashy, self-promoting or ostentatious. Norwegians are understated, humble, and self-effacing. They will get the job done without drawing attention to themselves.   Because that’s the Norwegian way, playwright C. Denby Swanson tells us. But...

ETC’s “Buyer and Cellar” a Fantasyland for Streisand Lovers

Review by Donna Hoffman of Buyers and Cellars: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati A monochromatic set is suitable for a 110 minute monologue. The handsome, tasteful, French Provincial set with white molded trim at the ceiling and the bottom half of the back wall with teal painted in-between is just a...

Clifton’s “The Norwegians” Hits the Mark

Review by Kay Sloan of The Norwegians: Clifton Performance Theatre Clifton Performance Theater is Cincinnati’s most delightful venue for experiencing plays in intimate, close quarters. With each new play, the stage and seating shift to accommodate the action so that the drama unfolds in close proximity to the audience, making...

Clifton Performance Theatre Warms Audiences with “The Norwegians”

Review by Teddy Gumbleton of The Norwegians: Clifton Theatre The cast soars in Clifton Performance Theatre’s dark comedy, The Norwegians Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Especially when she also has to contend with a Minnesota winter. This is the basis for the play Clifton Performance Theatre...