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IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Opens February 13

FT_In the Heat of the NightSince we closed Striking 12, we’ve been busy both rehearsing In the Heat of the Night as well as creating a brand new environment for our patrons. Join us for In the Heat of the Night, the local premiere of John Ball’s adaptation of the well-known movie, as well as the debut of a few improvements to our theater that should make your experience even more enjoyable!

It’s 1962. A hot August night lies heavy over the small town of Argo, Alabama. A dead white man is discovered and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. The police discover that their prime suspect is in fact a homicide detective from California. As it happens, Tibbs becomes the racially-tense community’s single hope in solving a brutal murder that is turning up no witnesses, no motives, and no clues.

We’re excited that Derek Snow, who was last seen in 2013’s Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, returns to Falcon to portray Tibbs and Mike Hall, last seen in The 39 Steps, will portray Gillespie.  Rounding out the cast is a group of Falcon veterans and talented new faces to the Falcon stage, and we think you’ll enjoy director Ed Cohen’s concept and staging, too.  We can’t wait for you to see this important show that is far more relevant today than we even imagined when we picked the show a year ago.“The play is taut and startlingly resonant, even as it deals with events taking place nearly 50 years ago. Pelfrey’s work is economical and uncompromising…suspenseful, thrilling, and stunningly theatrical.” – Nytheatre.com

Directed by Ed Cohen

Cast:

Tibbs – Derek Snow
Gillespie – Michael Hall
Sam – Simon Powell
Pete – Dan Maloney
Melanie – Dee Anne Bryll
Noreen – Allison Evans
Coroner/Mayor – Terry Gosdin
Oberst/Purdy – Tom Peters
Ralph/Kaufman – Jamie Ball
Tatum/Endicott/Jennings – Rich Setterberg

All performances are at Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth Street in Newport, Kentucky.  Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 513-479-6783. Tickets are $19 for adults, $17 for seniors or students with valid ID.

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IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Runs Feb. 13-28

FT_In the Heat of the NightIN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
Presented by Falcon Theater
Feb. 13-28
Newport

Directed by Ed Cohen

Cast: Derek Snow as Tibbs, Michael Hall as Gillespie, Simon Powell as Sam, Dan Maloney as Pete, Dee Anne Bryll as Melanie, Allison Evans as Noreen, Terry Gosdin as Coroner/Mayor, Tom Peters as Oberst/Purdy, Jamie Ball as Ralph/Kaufman & Rich Setterberg as Tatum/Endicott/Jennings

The battle for civil rights in the deep south was different from the rest of the nation. When Virgil Tibbs, a successful, black homicide detective from Los Angeles gets caught up in a homicide investigation in Argo, Alabama, he discovers just how different this world is. A gripping detective thriller in its own right, this play shows the ugly side of race relations in the south of the early 60s.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 13-14 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 20-21 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 27-28 at 8pm

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Stage Notes for Dec. 22

Tyler Kuhlman as Action, Brian Bailey as Riff, and Drew Simendinger as A-Rab. Photo credit: Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Tyler Kuhlman as Action, Brian Bailey as Riff, and Drew Simendinger as A-Rab. Photo credit: Mikki Schaffner Photography.

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Stage Notes for Dec. 19

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EIGHT: THE REINDEER MONOLOGUES Review

Links to all reviews can be found using the REVIEWS link at the top of the page. Blog postings, links and more are available on my Facebook fan page. You can also receive updates on Twitter from @BTCincyRob.

Terry Gosdin as Comet, David Levy as Donner, Leah Strasser as Vixen, AJ Ford as Hollywood, Eric Day as Dasher, Mike Fielder as Cupid, Linnea Bond as Blitzen & Lisa D. Dirkes as Dancer. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Terry Gosdin as Comet, David Levy as Donner, Leah Strasser as Vixen, AJ Ford as Hollywood, Eric Day as Dasher, Mike Fielder as Cupid, Linnea Bond as Blitzen & Lisa D. Dirkes as Dancer. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

EIGHT: THE REINDEER MONOLOGUES presented by Falcon Theater through Dec. 13. Click here for more information on the production. I attended the opening night performance.

Already had your fill of holiday “cheer?” Are you going to [ginger] snap if you hear one more song about that fat man and his sled of toys? Are you looking for something or someone to deck, besides the halls? If so, Falcon has the “holiday” show for you…

Lisa D. Dirkes as Dancer. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Lisa D. Dirkes as Dancer. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Scandal is rocking the North Pole with Christmas hanging in the balance. Santa’s elite, eight reindeer are divided into two camps, and each has a chance to tell their story.

The set, designed by Mark Williams, is a great concept and visually well-done. It also gives director Tara Williams multiple options for play areas, of which, she fully takes advantage with her blocking.

Mike Fielder as Cupid. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Mike Fielder as Cupid. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

All eight performers are strong and offer solid interpretations of their individual characters. The quality of the writing, of the individual monologues, does vary. My personal favorites are those of Cupid (Mike Fielder), Blitzen (Linnea Bond), Dancer (Lisa D. Dirkes) and Donner (David Levy). For laughs, Dirkes’ not-to-bright Dancer and Fielder’s “festive,” but not so festively-dressed, Cupid top the list.

FT_Eight VixenOf the eight, AJ Ford as Hollywood seemed the least comfortable with his material. I also thought that there was a bit more comedy available in Dasher’s rant, (played by Eric Day) if you bear in mind the number of head traumas Dasher has received over the years.

Terry Gosdin as Comet. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Terry Gosdin as Comet. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES is a fun and laugh out loud alternative to the normal holiday offerings. But definitely not for the young or easily offended. Opening night did sell out, so I recommend advance purchase of tickets.

My rating: 4.0 out of 5

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