Stage Door: Seeing the Little-Seen

Feb 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm

This weekend wraps up Cincinnati Shakespeare's great set of infrequently seen shows. Strindberg's Miss Julie (Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.) is a naturalistic drama about love and strife between people of different classes in 1888. (Read our review here.) —-

On Friday (7:30 p.m.) or Sunday (2 p.m.) you can see veteran actor Joneal Joplin in two very different pieces, each about 45 minutes in length. Joplin bears no resemblance to Ebenezer Scrooge (who he played for eight years at the Cincinnati Playhouse). Now he's a sleazy Broadway gambler in Eugene O'Neill's Hughie and the enigmatic, virtually silent Krapp in Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. Joplin's work is a tour de force of acting, something anyone who loves theater should endeavor to see. (Read our reviews here.)

For tickets ($26 general admission; $20 students): 513-381-2273.