Monday Matinee 02.23.15 – This Week in Cincinnati Theatre

10958938_10153098309890972_6460754486173691330_nThat was a pretty wild two weeks!  Things are settling down for a bit, which is probably good.  Tonight is SERIALS 2: THUNDERDOME (rescheduled from last week) at Know Theatre and I’ll be there to root for my favorites.  I hope you’ll come down, too.  Jon Kovach – who’s work is always solid and sometimes borders on brilliant – will debut his new episodic play and Becca Howell, who is just a lovely person, will throw her hat in the ring, too.  Tickets are available here. Also this week, Know is producing a FringeNEXT Encore called KIELOS.  More information can be found here.

Shea Castle, one of the folks involved in DREAM WRITERS, is a 2010 Wright State graduate
Shea Castle, one of the folks involved in DREAM WRITERS, is a 2010 Wright State graduate

I wanted to bring to your attention a Kickstarter project by a 2010 Wright State grad, Shea Castle, and his partners.  It’s called DREAM WRITERS and you can find out more information here.  It seems like an interesting concept and I’m certainly one for supporting creative folks.

Here’s a synposis:  “After an office shakeup at Project Lucid, the top secret government agency responsible for writing dreams, two best friends are paired up with an offbeat new employee. Together, the three battle changing relationships and workplace politics as they struggle to maximize their dreamer’s potential.”

So if you’re inclined, take a look at their proposal and you could potentially be part of the reason a new television show gets produced!

Miami University will open FOUND A PEANUT this weekend.

This coming of age comedy-drama depicts the backyard world of childhood, with its bullies and victims, leaders and outsiders, brats and tattle-tales, friendships and sibling interchanges, and of course, the games. As the children play, we watch as they suffer the indignities of name-calling, learning responsibility, and trying to fit in.

Get more information and tickets here.

Simon Powell, Derek Snow, and Mike Hall / Photo by Mikki Schaffner
Simon Powell, Derek Snow, and Mike Hall / Photo by Mikki Schaffner

Otherwise, this is a great opportunity to catch the great shows that are currently open.  Falcon’s IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT has added a Thursday performance this week.  I would encourage you to go see AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at the Clifton Performance Theatre and I enjoyed Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s LITTLE WOMEN much more than I thought I might.  NKU’s LES MISERABLES is sold out but they do have a waiting list.  As always, I highly recommend checking out Rob Bucher’s BEHIND THE CURTAIN CINCINNATI for all the latest news and theatre event information.  He’s tireless in his efforts to support and advocate for theatre in Cincinnati.

Word on the street is that Hannah Zazzarro (Peter Pan) will be wigged and Nate Irvin's Captain Hook coat is epic.  I am so excited for this magnificent CCM production.
Word on the street is that Hannah Zazzarro (Peter Pan) will be wigged and Nate Irvin’s Captain Hook coat is epic. I am so excited for this magnificent CCM production.

Coming up soon is CCM’s PETER PAN, followed by a production from Wright State.  And in between, I’ll see PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER at the Playhouse. So. much. Pan.

Also on my radar coming up is Xavier’s SPRING AWAKENING as well as a concert version of HAIR directed and choreographed by CCM Senior Dallas Padoven and featuring some of the best young talent on the I-75 corridor including Sean Jones, Emma Jordan, Raven Thomas, Mark Beyer, and more.  TRANSMIGRATION is coming up, too!  It’s certainly great to be a theatre lover in Cincinnati!

What are you going to do to support our local arts scene this week?

 

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