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Theatre Review: Red Herring’s Darkly Beautiful ‘Knives in Hens’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Red Herring’s Darkly Beautiful ‘Knives in Hens’

Red Herring continues its mission of bringing less-performed (in Columbus) classics to our stages with a crackling, brutal production of David Harrower’s debut Knives in Hens, directed by Penny Napoli. This tight, hundred-minute (no intermission) play centers on a rural village in a pre-industrial but post-printing press time. An unnamed young woman (Jordan Davis), married […]

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Theatre Review: Red Herring’s Taut and Disturbing ‘Building the Wall’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Red Herring’s Taut and Disturbing ‘Building the Wall’

The core of most good writing – if it has the nerve – is an act of love, an attempt to understand. Live theatre – by putting these characters as flesh and blood people in front of us – has a sharper direct line to empathy than most other art forms. Robert Schenkkan’s near-future dystopian […]

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Theater Review: Red Herring’s World Premiere of Dark Comedy Dirt

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: Red Herring’s World Premiere of Dark Comedy Dirt

Red Herring continues their ambitious season with the world premiere of Creighton James’ dark comedy Dirt in a visceral, frenetic mounting directed by Amanda Phillips. Dirt recasts Sam Shepard’s working-class surrealism as a cartoonish farce. Jimmy (Benjamin Turner) returns to his hometown in the heart of coal country Pennsylvania for the first time in seven […]

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