“Rapture, Blister, Burn” enlightens and entertains

By: Andrew Koch Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) in Over-the-Rhine put on Gina Gionfriddo’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn” in its first regional production. The play, a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, explores the various roles of women in a post-feminism society. While the five-member cast may have been small in size, it was certainly not lacking in talent. Corinne Mohlenhoff gave a strong and dynamic performance as Cathy, delicately balancing her character’s tightly-wound ambition with her growing need for a sense of belonging. The plot follows Cathy, a fortysomething best-selling author and feminist scholar, as she questions her life … Continue reading “Rapture, Blister, Burn” enlightens and entertains