Onstage: Private Lives

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company wraps up its 20th season with this sparkling story of a divorced couple who have remarried and headed out on their respective honeymoons only to find themselves in adjacent suites.

click to enlarge Private Lives at Cincy Shakes
Private Lives at Cincy Shakes

Noel Coward might have been one of the wittiest playwrights of the 20th century. Not only did he write the 1930 comedy Private Lives, but he also starred in its original production with a cast that included Gertrude Lawrence and Laurence Olivier. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company wraps up its 20th season with this sparkling story of a divorced couple who have remarried and headed out on their respective honeymoons only to find themselves in adjacent suites. It’s a great story about the fine line between loving and loathing, and you can be sure it will be presented with panache by Cincy Shakes veterans Jeremy Dubin and Kelly Mengelkoch, who happen to be a real-life married couple. 


Through June 29. $22-$35. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., Downtown, 513-381-2273, cincyshakes.com.

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