We proudly announce our 2017-2018 Season which brings outstanding plays and performances in the heart of Lockland, Ohio. We will explore all facets of human experience as is reflected in the eclecticism of our choices for the plays. The world is endlessly fascinating, full of different types of people leading different lives.
Can star-crossed lovers overcome pressures from two diametrically opposed worlds? Come see DARK OF THE MOON with shows October 13-20. The tale based on the haunting folk ballad of "Barbara Allen" is the story of John, a strange "witch boy" who upon first beholding the beautiful Barbara Allen immediately falls in love. He is given human form to woo and marry her on the condition that she remain true to him. two star-crossed lovers fighting to just live simply and happily against pressures from two diametrically opposed worlds. Directed by John Vanderplough
A timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays. Come see CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS with shows December 7-10. Our annual holiday show is for people of all ages and all faiths, as we are introduced to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents' exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school's Christmas pageant. Directed by Fred Hunt
Shirley Abramowitz / Chessie Vigran
Clara / Maya Kirzner
Young Shirley / Olivia Joy Reese
Mr. Abramowitz / Joel Lind
Mrs. Abramowitz / Cathy Judge
Mrs. Kornblum, Bearded Lady / Denise Stephens
Miss Glace /Victoria Covarrubias
Evie Slotnick, Mary / Sophia Rae Sheppard
Jackie Saurfield, King James, Santa Claus / Jacob Rohrig
Ira Pushkov, Hawker, Myles Standish, Ebenezer Scrooge / Parker Culp
Teacher, Sideshow Hawker / Melissa Sheppard
Pedro Maldanado, Angel Gabriel / David Escobedo-Arreola
Lester, Pilgrim #2 / Omer Lyons Siler
Henry Brown, Joseph / James Covarrubias
Wise Man #1 / Grace Critzer
Anna Ling, Wise Man #2 / Leah Bracknell
Sofia Sabatino, Squanto, Wise Man #3 Nevaeh Darson
Priscilla Mullins, King Herod / Mikayla Baldwin
Statue of Liberty, Grandmother (in Christmas Pageant) / Hope Eulenburg
Gypsy Fortune Teller, Hawker / Luigina Yerino
Tiny Tim, Pilgrim Woman / Morgan Tracy
Shepherd #1 / Jamiyah Estes
Shepherd #2 / Londen Murray
Pilgrim #1, Innkeeper / Rebecca Baldwin
Ghost of Christmas Past / Lily Larsen
Mr. Hilton / TO BE DETERMINED
This play is what the theater should be — a moment for reflection about what's true and, in this case, dangerously hidden.
The Secret Life of Girls (February) – An honest and unflinching examination of the continuing problems of bullying and how these mean-spirited behaviors have been facilitated by the advent of cell phones, Facebook and Snapchat. Through the experiences of 7 young women, the play highlights the impact of "cyberbullying", it's real world consequences, and how we can all be part of the solution. Talk-back sessions will be held after some performances.
Directed by Karen Vanover
A smart, lively play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech.
Tribes (March) – Billy was born deaf into a hearing family. He has adapted brilliantly to his family's unconventional ways, but they've never bothered to return the favor. It's not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood.
Directed by Richard Zenk
How much control do we have over grief’s effect on our lives and relationships?
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (May) – David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, Esther and Paul try to help Rachel. She has lost her mother and needs her father to snap back into the real world.
Directed by Marcha Hunley