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New Plays in Shepherdstown WV

For many years I enthusiastically attended the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The last festival was in 2019; between the worldwide pandemic, changing priorities for corporate sponsorship and new artistic leadership, Actors Theatre has chosen not to resurrect the annual celebration that brought directors, producers, actors and critics together […]

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Theater, dance and classical music in Cincinnati for 2024-2025

My most recent feature for CityBeat details the 2024-2025 seasons for the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Ballet and the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops. Read all about all the exciting productions, concerts and performances: https://www.citybeat.com/arts/tis-the-next-season-four-cincinnati-performing-arts-organizations-announce-2024-2025-seasons-17018220

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My theater writing can now be found via a Facebook group

Fellow Theatergoers, If you’ve enjoyed my longtime coverage of theater in Greater Cincinnati (and occasionally beyond), I invite you to join my Facebook group Rick Pender’s Theater Stages & Scenes, where I post notices about shows and links to my reviews and features published in CityBeat. I’m now also writing occasional reviews of local play

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