Produced by Know Theatre of Cincinnati and presented through February 22, this abstract play, written by Steve Yockey, is the story of a single mother who tries to reconnect with her withdrawn son after a violent tragedy at a local community college, while mysterious forces threaten to invade their kitchen.
LCT panelists say â€œthe magical realism in the play is brutal, astonishing, and moving.â€ Another adds â€œthe play is outstanding as a vision of the unbearable happening and how time refuses to move forward.â€
Panelists applaud the skills of costume designer Noelle Wedig (her costumes are â€œbizarrely provocativeâ€) and set designer Andrew Hungerford: â€œall the special effects, the lighting, the sound, the set, the supernatural elements – come together to enhance a dark but interesting script in the best way possible.â€
Panelists also single out lead actor Wesley Carman, an NKU Junior, for his moving portrayal of the troubled son, Bailey.
For more information or tickets for â€œPlutoâ€ go toÂ www.knowtheatre.com/shows.htmlÂ or call 513-300-KNOW.
Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.