‘The Revolutionists’ comes to Playhouse

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ “The Revolutionists” is a tale of four badass women whose lives are tossed into adventure during the French Revolution. The play follows the stories of these four daring women during the height of the Reign of Terror in France, in which the women are forced to work together for the greater good of the country. The action tells the tales of playwright Olympe De Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, activist Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette as they plot in an effort to restore Paris’s former glory, while defeating the extremists in the city. The play … Continue reading ‘The Revolutionists’ comes to Playhouse

Antigone comes to Playhouse

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ Inspired by the traditions of Greek theatre tragedy, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s popular family series “Off the Hill” will continue the 2015-16 season with performances of the world premiere of John Yearly’s adaptation of the legendary tale “Antigone.” “Antigone” is a classic Greek legend that follows the story of a woman named Antigone and her marriage to Prince Haemon. With this modern adaptation, after a terrible war the two desire to bring peace and stability to their city through their marriage. However, the strong will of the king leaves Antigone in a position where … Continue reading Antigone comes to Playhouse

‘This Is Our Youth’ Preview

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ “The combination of comedy and drama work together seamlessly to create something really organic,” director Ed Stern said when asked what makes “This Is Our Youth” different from other Xavier productions. “It explores the vulnerability of high school students transitioning into adult life. Whether it be continuing education or beginning permanent work.” “This Is Our Youth,” a dramatic- comedy set in 1982 in New York City, deals with issues of growth and transition to which young adults of any time period can relate. The storyline follows three wayward youths who are just beginning the difficult … Continue reading ‘This Is Our Youth’ Preview