Professor Lorenzo’s Carnival of Mysteries Interactive Art Installation Coming to Findlay Market

People’s Liberty announces Professor Lorenzo’s Carnival of Mysteries, the second of three 2019 Globe Grant projects to transform the Globefront gallery at 1805 Elm Street next to Findlay Market. Launching the evening of April 12, this interactive art installation invites guests of all ages to test their creative strengths and unlock puzzles to solve an imaginative mystery.

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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents A Doll’s House, Part 2 through March 30

Nora’s back, and this time, she’s kicking down the door! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents the regional premiere of the scintillating comedy that’s sweeping the nation, A Doll’s House, Part 2. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, Lucas Hnath’s completely unauthorized sequel to Ibsen’s theatrical classic is a thoughtful and contemporary commentary on marriage and how the roles of women have—and haven’t—changed over time.

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Cincinnati Ballet opens The Sleeping Beauty this weekend

Be swept up in the romance of The Sleeping Beauty this Valentine’s Day weekend. First staged almost 130 years ago, Sleeping Beauty is the epitome of classical ballet. The stunning production is set to the Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s magical score, performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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ArtsWave campaign kicks off

Acknowledging the power of the arts to connect communities and drive a vibrant economy, 70th Anniversary Campaign Chair Leigh Fox announced today a goal of $12,300,000, with a stretch goal of $12,400,000 to be raised between now and April 30 during the 2019 ArtsWave Community Campaign. 

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It’s a Wrap on the Sundance Film Festival with Film Cincinnati

After Saturday night’s Sundance premiere of the Cincinnati-shot Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, reviews continue to pour in for the movie and, in particular, Zac Efron’s portrayal of mass murderer Ted Bundy, including this from The Hollywood Reporter: “Not to say that Zac Efron was born to play Ted Bundy, but the former High School Musical teen heartthrob is more than a bit convincing..”

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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents Ripcord

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents the regional premiere of Ripcord by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical). This uproarious new comedy sets two spirited senior citizens against each other in a head-to-head battle of wits and wagers, leading to discoveries about friendship, forgiveness, and free falling. Playing now through February 16 and directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Production Sponsor is the Schueler Group.

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“Rent” continues to spotlight society’s issues

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two decades since the groundbreaking production of “Rent” entered our social and pop culture consciousness. As the 20th anniversary tour makes its stop at the Aronoff Center this week, the musical reminds us how things have changed since the 1990s (the timeframe in which it is set) and how much things have not.

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From Elizabeth to Lisbeth: Claire Foy transforms in “Spider’s Web”

It’ll be hard to go to the cineplex this weekend without running into Claire Foy: While “First Man,” featuring Foy as astronaut Neil Armstrong’s wife, Janet, continues to show in theaters, her latest film, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” also hits the big screen this weekend. And the two characters could not be more opposite, with Foy switching from a 1960s housewife in “First Man” to a leather-wearing, Ducati-riding vigilante in “Spider’s Web.” 

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OTR International Film Festival announces 2018 Film Winners

Formerly, the ReelAbilities Film Festival, the 2018 Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival organized by LADD, a local non-profit that supports adults with disabilities, made its debut September 26-30 and celebrated the human spirit to critical acclaim and box office success. The screenings, events and discussions attracted more than 5,000 patrons over the five-day festival. 

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