Coming Up in Cincinnati Theatre: Feb. 20-26

…BLINK AND THEY’RE GONE

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF

Miami University

The Story: The lives of seven women are rolled into one expressive voice in this unique and triumphant tale. From the agony of self-awareness to overcoming love loss, these women search for self through music, dance, laughter and pain. This highly acclaimed, award–winning play promises to excite, inspire, and transform the spirit.
Dates: Feb. 22-26, 2012
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GOOD BOYS AND TRUE

Mad Anthony Theatre Company

The Story: The privileged life of a brilliant, athletic, popular and charming prep-school senior threatens to collapse when a disturbing videotape is found on campus. As the resulting scandal takes unexpected turns, his mother must sort fact from fiction and confront unsettling truths about her son, herself and their life. Contains adult themes and language.
Dates: Feb. 22-26, 2012
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DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Xavier University Players

The Story: CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife when his dog dies from rabies. His best friend is a burn-out; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. Rated R.
Dates: Feb. 23-26, 2012
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A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS

Irish American Theater Company

The Story: Follows the trials of the young McCourts in poverty-stricken Limerick, Ireland, to their journey to the U.S. and Brooklyn, New York, where the young men learn to incorporate the day-to-day lessons of their hard Irish past.
The Dates: Feb. 24-26, 2012
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…NEW THIS WEEK

Chris Blem as The Baker, Victoria Cook as The Witch, Michelle Rombola as the Baker's Wife in CCM's INTO THE WOODS.

INTO THE WOODS

UC CCM Musical Theatre

The Story: Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical follows the journey of a Baker and his Wife on their quest to reverse a curse put on them by the Witch next door, forcing them to face the consequences of their actions. As the fairy tale characters work to fulfill their greatest wishes, they learn a heartwarming moral of the importance of family and community.
The Dates: Feb. 23-March 4, 2012
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ST. NICHOLAS

New Edgecliff Theatre

The Story: A burned-out theatre critic becomes infatuated with a young actress. Leaving his wife and children in Dublin to pursue his obsession, things become complicated in London when he finds himself in the employ of a coven of vampires.
The Dates: Feb. 23-March 10, 2012
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…CONTINUING

COLLAPSE

Know Theatre of Cincinnati

The Story: In 2007, the Mississippi River Bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring another 145. Hannah’s husband David was driving one of the cars that went off the bridge. He is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but refuses to attend a support group. Hannah’s life is falling apart. She can’t get pregnant, she’s one step away from losing her job, and she thinks her husband, who hasn’t been to work for months, may be an alcoholic. COLLAPSE is an uncomfortably funny exploration of the crumbling structures that undergird our bridges, our economy, and our most intimate relationships.
The Dates: Through March 3, 2012
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RENT

Footlighters, Inc.

The Story: Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical based loosely on Puccini’s opera “La Bohème.” RENT follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York’s East Village.
The Dates: Through March 3, 2012
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Sara Clark as Marianne Dashwood, Giles Davies as Colonel Brandon, Kelly Mengelkoch as Elinor Dashwood & Brent Vimtrup as Edward Ferrars. Photo by Jeanna Vella.

Jane Austen’s SENSE & SENSIBILITY

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

The Story: When a lack of luck makes for difficult marriage prospects, the Dashwood sisters set sail on the volatile seas of courtship. The sisters soon discover that neither reserved Elinor’s common sense nor impulsive Marianne’s passion offer the key to happiness. Scandalous secrets, burning betrayals, and suave (and some not-so-suave) suitors line the path to true love in this fresh adaptation.
The Dates: Feb. 17-March 18, 2012
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Bruce Cromer as Pete & R. Ward Duffy as Leon in PIP's SPEAKING IN TONGUES. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

The Story: Love, sex and deceit create the emotional labyrinth in this stylish, noir thriller. This theatrical jigsaw puzzle of parallel stories explores the betrayals of two married couples and the unexpected links among five isolated strangers
The Dates: Through March 4, 2012
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…ENDING THIS WEEK

The cast of Falcon Theatre's THE 39 STEPS. Donnie McGovern, Dan Doerger, Mike Hall & Elizabeth Molloy.

THE 39 STEPS

Falcon Theatre

The Story: What do you get when you combine the genius of Alfred Hitchcock,the zany humor or Monty Python and the boundless energy of four incredibly versatile actors? You get one hysterical parody of all the great Hitchcock film thrillers.
The Dates: through Feb. 25, 2012
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ADAPTATION and NEXT

Oxford Area Community Theater (OxACT)

The Story: An evening of two one-act plays. ADAPTATION is a contest in which players advance through the seven ages of man. The play creates a picture of man from birth until death, with all its madness, familiarity, and nonsense. NEXT is set in an Army Induction Center, where an overweight, overage and overwrought draftee has reluctantly reported for his physical after being mistakenly called by the draft. A battleof-wits is waged between Marion Cheever, determined to avoid military service, and the career officer, just as determined to sign him up.
Dates: Through Feb. 26, 2012
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COME BACK TO THE 5 AND DIME JIMMY DEAN JIMMY DEAN

Village Players

The Story: In a small town store in West Texas, the Disciples of James Dean gather for their 20th reunion. Now middle aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago. One of them has a child whom she says was conceived by Dean on the set. The ladies’ reminiscences mingle with flash backs to their youth
The Dates: Through Feb. 17-25, 2012
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Buz Davis as Gus, Rachael Christianson as Valentine, Micheal Bath as Lubbock, Adam Marzheuser as Alex & Reggie Willis as Mr. Barcroft in The Clifton Players' DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEES.

DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEES

The Clifton Players

The Story: A comedy set in a single branch of the United States Postal Service along “Tornado Alley” in Oklahoma. These characters are the sorters, handlers of each letter, parcel, and package on route to its destination. It is an endless task. It takes guts, determination and SELF DELUSION. The moment leaves you wondering who could go “postal” first.
The Dates: Through Feb. 26, 2012
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THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB

Sunset Players

The Story: Five Southern women, whose friendships began 33 years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives.
The Dates: Through Feb. 25, 2012
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Lauren Hayes, Zak Schneider, Chandler Taylor Wesley Carman, Katharine Moser and Jordan K. Pruitt in NKU's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION

Northern Kentucky University

The Story: Philo Farnsworth, a boy genius from Rigby, Idaho who, at age 22, invented television only to become involved in an all-or-nothing legal battle with David Sarnoff, the young president of RCA and America‘s first communications mogul. In this classic tale of little guy versus the corporate machine, Farnsworth not only fights for his rights but for his slice of the American Dream.
The Dates: Feb. 16-26, 2012
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THE ODD COUPLE (Female Version)

Fairfield Footlighters

The Story: Neat-nick and soon-to-be-divorced Florence Unger moves in with her housekeeping-challenged friend Olive Madison in Neil Simon’s feminine take on his classic play.
The Dates: Through Feb. 26, 2012
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…COMING SOON

THE BIG PICTURE

Beavercreek Community Theatre

The Dates: March 2-11, 2012
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BLACKBIRD

The Dates: March 2-11
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BLITHE SPIRIT

Troy Civic Theatre

The Dates: March 2-10, 2012
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THE DINING ROOM

Stagecrafters

The Dates: March 3-11, 2012
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THE LARAMIE PROJECT

SSCC Theatre

The Dates: March 2-4, 2012
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MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

The Dates: March 3-31, 2012
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TALLEY & SON

The Drama Workshop

The Dates: March 2-10, 2012
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VISITING MR. GREEN

Falcon Theatre

The Dates: March 3-11, 2012
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WEST SIDE STORY

Broadway in Cincinnati

The Dates: Feb. 28-March 11, 2012
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Rob Bucher has been covering Greater Cincinnati theater online for more than 12 years and currently publishes Behind the Curtain Cincinnati. He has been an active member of the Greater Cincinnati Theater scene for 25 years both on stage and behind the scenes. For the last 12 years, he has been promoting local theater through various online endeavors. In recognition of his arts advocacy, Rob has been recongized with the first Friend of Association of Community Theater (ACT) Award in 2004, The Acclaim 2006-2007 Unsung Hero Award and the Ohio Community Theater Association’s (OCTA) 2008 Spirit of Community Theater Award, Southwest Region. Rob would like to thank the local art organizations, individual artists and arts patrons for their continued support.


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