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Entertaining Views from Cincinnati · 1Y ago

Chicago Landscapes and Architecture

The Original Chicago Architecture TourChicago Skyline South of the Chicago RiverThe Wrigley Building     We recently took a few days to explore Chicago's architecture and gardens.  We arrive...
Entertaining Views from Cincinnati · 1Y ago

When did Second City become so Self-Satisfied?

     In today’s marketing era, an institution is one whose brand is indestructible, no matter whether the quality has slipped.  Second City embodies this definition in its current main stage...
Entertaining Views from Cincinnati · 1Y ago

Mary Page Marlowe at Steppenwolf

     Neil was interested in seeing Tracy Lettts’ Mary Page Marlowe (MPM) because it was premiering at Steppenwolf and we wanted a reason to visit Chicago; I was interested after I read a rav...
Entertaining Views from Cincinnati · 1Y ago

Forno Osteria & Bar

Forno Osteria & Bar     Cincinnati needs another mid-range plus priced Italian restaurant like Columbus needs another restaurant chain.  Cristian Pietoso is also the chef owner of Via Vite o...
Entertaining Views from Cincinnati · 1Y ago

Eye in the Sky: A contemporary British cross between Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘50s period and Kathryn Bigelow’s war movies

     Though Helen Mirren has been featured as the star and has valiantly promoted the movie, Eye in the Sky depends upon a strong ensemble cast and an impressive script to achieve its goals....
Entertaining Views from Cincinnati · 1Y ago

Delhi Palace: Unassuming but essential Indian cuisine in the region

     Delhi Palace on Montgomery Road in Silverton has been open for a couple of years and it’s turned into our go-to destination for its lunch buffet.  I don’t know why we haven’t reviewed i...
Entertaining Views from Cincinnati · 1Y ago

Annapurna at Ensemble: Powerful but Uneven

     Sharr White’s Annapurna (2011), directed in its regional premiere by Lynn Meyers, starts off as if it’s the sequel to one of Sam Shepard’s classics.  Those crazy, intense lovers in thei...
Entertaining Views from Cincinnati · 1Y ago

Mothers and Sons: Almost There

     Terrence McNally’s Mother and Sons (2014) has been directed with clarity by Timothy Douglas in the Thompson Shelterhouse space at Playhouse in the Park.  When I read it in his Selected ...
Entertaining Views from Cincinnati · 1Y ago

Actors Theatre of Louisville still takes risks with The Humana Festival

     It’s always worth a trip to Louisville in March-April to see one of the world premieres at Actors Theatre of Louisville (ATL) as part of the Humana Festival.  This is the 40th year of t...
Entertaining Views from Cincinnati · 1Y ago

Don’s Party

Smart, rude, and relevant     Bruce Beresford’s Don’s Party (1976) was barely released outside of Australia, but thanks to TCM (and probably Netflix), it’s available.  It’s a party movie tha...