Best Of 2022

Best Conqueror in Butler County

Late last summer, the great Genghis Khan of the Mongol Empire extended his reach to the land just north of Cincinnati. The charismatic 12th- and 13th-century leader was known to crush all resistance in his path as he added conquered peoples to his empire. There was no actual threat to residents of Butler County, of course, but theater fans had the opportunity to see an outdoor production of Mongrel, a one-man show written and performed by actor Adam Tran and presented by Know Theatre of Cincinnati at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum. Around a campfire in the sculpture park, Khan’s most trusted lieutenant offered some advice to those in attendance. The show has subsequently been offered as video-on-demand. knowtheatre.com.