Playhouse launches ‘High School Alien’

By: Taylor Roberts ~Staff Writer~ Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park launches its 2015-16 “Off the Hill” series with the world premiere of Allyson Currin’s “High School Alien.” Those ages seven and up are welcome to join Maddie as she navigates her way through her freshman year of high school. In the shows, he decides to reinvent herself in the hopes of joining the popular crowd. However, her plans are thrown out of orbit when she meets Renata, an alien from outer space who enrolls in Maddie’s high school. “Maddie looks forward to starting over as she transitions into her first … Continue reading Playhouse launches ‘High School Alien’

‘Starcatcher’ is humorous, but lacking

By: Griff Bludworth ~Staff Writer~ It is easy to feel as if theater demands either huge musical numbers or a profound stance on life to warrant its price of admission, especially at such a grand venue as Playhouse in the Park’s Marx Theater. The Playhouse’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” tries to subvert exactly these sentiments. Rife with innovative direction and design, lively performances and cackle-inducing one-liners, “Peter” has its share of faults, but ultimately proves that sometimes theatre can just be fun and accessible without sacrificing attention to production quality. “Peter and the Starcatcher” is Rick Elice’s stage … Continue reading ‘Starcatcher’ is humorous, but lacking