If you've read this week's issue of CityBeat, you can probably predict my recommendation for theater-going this weekend: It's Walter Mosley's The Fall of Heaven, getting its world premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. (Check out my review here.)
Mosley is a well-known novelist, but this is his first endeavor as a playwright, and it shows great promise.
The show is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking, and the set (by Tony Award winner David Gallo) is a mind-bending view of central Harlem and some of its greatest landmarks, including the Apollo Theatre and the Lenox Lounge.
I suspect that Mosley's venture into playwriting will be picked up by other theaters around the country — including New York City — so you should take an afternoon or an evening this weekend to see The Fall of Heaven so you can brag, once again, about Cincinnati's great theater scene.