Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park brings one of Hollywood’s classic Billy Wilder films to the stage. Double Indemnity is a story filled with intrigue, lust and murder and it begins its premiere fun in the Marx Theater on April 25. One of the challenges of this production is the complex set, so Rick Pender talks with the set designer, Paul Shortt, about successfully staging a play with so many set changes while maintaining the dramatic tension.
Five-time Tony Award winning play,War Horse, is making its Cincinnati debut at the Aronoff Center as part of the Broadway series. Starting as a children’s book before becoming this uniquely staged production, it was then translated into a Steven Spielberg-directed film. Jim Stump welcomes Genevieve Miller and Elizabeth Truitt from Broadway in Cincinnati to talk about War Horse in advance of its March 26 opening.
The explosion of book clubs has taken the inevitable turn: a play has been written about them. The Book Club Play is making its debut at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park now. Rick Pender welcomes Blake Robison, the Playhouse’s artistic director and director of this comedy, into the studio to talk not only about this production, but about his first year at the Playhouse.