“Oliver Twist” a success

By: Alex Spindler The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s 20th anniversary season kicked off with their opening night performance of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist.” Adapted by Neil Bartlett, “Oliver Twist” follows the journey of orphaned Oliver from his terrors in a rogue band of ne’er-do-wells to his eventual adoption by the wealthy and loving Mr. Brownlow, played by Xavier University Theatre Department’s Professor Stephen Skiles. As the show began, an a capella performance welcomed everyone in a true storybook- like fashion. This production offered something which remains absent in many adaptations and performances of Dickens’ work: a thrilling pulse. In a production … Continue reading “Oliver Twist” a success