“The Birds” terrorizes

By: Katelyn Summers ~Copy Editor~ For those looking for an immersive horror experience, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s (CSC) “The Birds,” directed by Brian Isaac Phillips, offers feelings of terror and much more. Based on the short story by Daphne Du Maurier and adapted for the stage by Conor McPherson, “The Birds” has little in common with the famous horror film that shares its name. The play focuses on three people struggling to survive in what seems to be the end of days. The story follows Diane, played by Sherman Fracher, and Nat, played by Brent Vimtrup, as they hide out from … Continue reading “The Birds” terrorizes

“The Great Gatsby” faithfully dazzles

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ The Queen City’s own Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) recently premiered Simon Levy’s stage adaptation of the American novel “The Great Gatsby,” and the results are as beautifully tragic as the novel itself. Whether or not theatergoers are fans of the novel, CSC’s stage adaptation incorporates stunning artistic elements to shed a unique light on the story of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, breathing new life into a story that is now 89 years old. The show, which is directed by Brian Isaac Phillips, features a talented cast that digs deep into the complicated characters. … Continue reading “The Great Gatsby” faithfully dazzles