When I Grow Up…

I want to be Sausage Queen and lead the Bockfest Parade. Please support my bid for the title this Saturday night in the preliminary competition at 10PM, at Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern.

Deathmarch of Fun…

Min Usha aptly called this weekend’s heavily scheduled itinerary of arts the Deathmarch of Fun.

Day 1 – Thursday – CCM production of The Good Person of Setzuan – Good, but a little long. Min said there were more characters in this production than the one she saw in Chicago last year. Drinks & pizza after at Macs served as pleasant reminder of my college days.

Day 2 – Friday – CAM & CAC Gallery Openings. I only made it to the CAC portion of this collaborative opening, but it was a great show.

Day 3 – Saturday – CSO Encore Dinner & Concert. CSO Encore coordinated dinner at the Symphony Hotel before the concert. I’ve never been to the Symphony Hotel but it was lovely and dinner was excellent. The concert was amazing, John Adams conducting On the Transmigration of Souls and The Dharma at Big Sur.

Day 4 – Sunday – Movie – Be Kind Rewind – Cute and fun. Not as funny as I had hoped but enough funny parts linked together to make it worthwhile.

Stay tuned as the Deathmarch continues with Leap Year Final Friday, party, Sausage Queen contest, movies, One World Wednesday, Dim Sum, Bockfest parade, Prohibition Tour…

Take Me Out – Hot Stove League

Reds Pitchers and Catchers don’t report until the 16th, but New Stage Collective’s team of actors got into the spirit of the winter leagues with a little practice:

A Highlight of the video is NSC Artistic Director Alan Patrick Kenny taking his turn in the batting cage.

Take Me Out runs:
February 14-16, 21-23, 28-29, March 1, & 6-8 @ 8pm
February 17, 24, March 2, & 9 @ 3pm
*SOLD OUT February 14, 16, 28


Don't miss Topdog/Underdog at Know. You can probably guess how it ends if you've read the summary but the story is pretty good. A little redundancy in the first half but it's pretty realistic in that sense. Saturday's show sold out and Red Light Winter is opening this weekend.

CSC Studio Series

The double-bill at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (No Exit & Endgame) is well worth the trip. I did get a little antsy about 1/2way through the second play but that's usually what happens if I have to sit for a while on a Friday night.