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THE COVER OF LIFE Runs April 10-25

FT_The Cover of Life logoTHE COVER OF LIFE
Presented by Falcon Theater
April 10-25
Newport

Directed by Tracy M. Schoster

Cast: Tara Williams as Kate Miller, Holly Sauerbrunn as Aunt Ola Cliffert, Kristy Rucker as Addie Mae McGough, Gretchen Reinersman as Tood Cliffert, Lisa Dirkes as Weetsie Cliffert, Merritt Beischel as Sybil Harrist-Cliffert & Jared Earland as Tommy Cliffert

When the 3 Cliffert brothers go off to fight in World War II, their young wives move in with the boy’s mother to keep the home fires burning for the duration of the war. When Life Magazine decides it would make a good cover story, their lives are invaded by up and coming reporter Kate Miller. As Kate collects information for her story all the women learn more about themselves and each other. Warm, affecting and funny, this is a play that offers plenty to talk about and will send audiences home feeling like they’ve gotten to visit another time in American history.

  • Fri-Sat, April 10-11 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 17-18 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 24-25 at 8pm

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THE BREEZE BENDS THE GRASS on March 5-7

FT_Breeze Bends the GrassTHE BREEZE BENDS THE GRASS
Presented by Falcon Theater
March 5-7
Newport

In 1915, there were a handful of women artists. Four of them changed the rules: Painter Marie Goth; Metal Artist Janet Payne Bowles; Landscape Artist Selma Steele; and Ceramacists, The Overbeck Sisters.

At turns poignant and hilarious, THE BREEZE BENDS THE GRASS is a musical and visual pastiche of the lives and struggles of women artists amidst the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 20th century and is the collaboration of three award-winning writers: composer, Krista Detor; author, Arbutus Cunningham and playwright T.K. Lee. The director, Danielle Bruce and cast of performers are stellar and this traveling show is funded, in part, by the Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artists Grant and Women’s Way.

  • Thu-Sat, March 5-7 at 8pm

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LCT Review of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

This review has been reposted courtesy of the League of Cincinnati Theatres. For more LCT reviews click here to visit their reviews page.

Michael Hall as Gillespie & Derek Snow as Tibbs. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Michael Hall as Gillespie & Derek Snow as Tibbs. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

“They call me MISTER TIBBS”

So says black Pasadena Homicide Investigator, Virgil Tibbs, strongly played by Derek Snow in the Falcon Theatre’s production of In the Heat of the Night.

It’s the early sixties, and Tibbs is traveling in the deep South. He is waiting for a bus in Argo, Alabama when he arrested by the local hayseed cops for a murder. Virgil confronts racism and prejudice while helping the local sheriff solve the murder mystery.

This production of In the Heat of the Night is outstanding. Small intimate spaces like the Falcon put the audience close to the action of the stage. Director Ed Cohen smartly places all the actors behind a scrim, reminding the audience of the ensemble, which is very good. Each actor of the 10-person troupe was well-prepared for their roles. Derek Snow was solid throughout, commanding each scene. He needed a good counterpoint for his strong, laconic role of Mr. Tibbs and he got it in Michael Hall’s interpretation of Sheriff Gillespie, an outsider hired to be sheriff. Hall’s performance matched Snow’s, and you really felt his transition from desiring to be accepted in a bigoted town to accepting the new world where a black man could be equal.

Cohen used the actors to change the set and this technique moved the play along at a brisk pace. Simon Powell and Dan Maloney played police officers and both were very fine. I like when actors project their voices toward the audience! Tom Peters also stands out, playing two crucial roles.

Special mention must be made for the production music provided by two actors on stage, Rich Setterberg and Allison Evans. Rich played three roles, and played bass lines of popular tunes from the era (and harmonica). Allison provided a drum beat and did a good job playing her character.

The lighting in this show was also very fine. The Whiskey Shambles Band played some blues tunes before the show. This was a great way to set this fine period piece by John Ball.

Falcon is celebrating its 25th season. Falcon Producer Ted Weil wears more hats than the inventory of Batsakes Hat Shop downtown. Lighting design, set design, set construction, sound design. In addition, Falcon Theatre has successfully purchased the building and have made serious improvements to the theatre space.

Greater Cincinnati theatre lovers are lucky to have the Falcon Theatre as one of the many theatrical treasures available. Go see this show!

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Titles Announced for Falcon Theater’s 2015-2016 Season

FT_logoFalcon Theater has announced the five titles for its 2015-2016 season:

  • THE MYSTERY PLAYS
  • NEXT FALL
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS
  • THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
  • GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL

Specific dates to be announced.

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SNOW CANCELLATIONS For Feb. 21

MISC_Snow Cancellations

Updated 5:43pm

  • BYE BYE LIVER presented by 628 Productions
    It is with great sadness that we have to CANCEL the show tonight 2/21. Snowmaggedon has officially hit Cincinnati and continues to pummel us. If you had tickets for tonight, we will take care of you!
  • CHAPATTI presented by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
    Due to the inclement weather, the Saturday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances of CHAPATTI have been canceled. The Box Office will remain closed today. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • THE CORONATION OF POPPEA presented by UC College-Conservatory of Music
    Due to inclement weather, the Saturday evening performance of THE CORONATION OF POPPEA has been canceled. Sunday’s matinee performance is expected to proceed as originally scheduled. If we can add any make-up performances of this production, we will make an announcement ASAP. For more information about UC’s campus closure today, please visit http://www.uc.edu/news/nr.aspx?id=20792.
  • IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT presented by Falcon Theater
    Due to the inclement weather, we’ve decided to keep our actors AND fans safe and warm this evening and are canceling tonight’s 8 p.m. performance of In the Heat of the Night.
    We’ll be adding a performance this Thursday, 2/26 at 8 p.m. Our Box Office will call anyone with a reservation to reschedule their tickets for next week.
    We’ll see you next week!
  • LITTLE WOMEN presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
    Tonight’s performance of LITTLE WOMEN is cancelled due to snow. If you have tickets, a staff member will call you this afternoon to reschedule, or you can use the link in your confirmation email to exchange for another date. If we do not reach you today, please call the box office next week to reschedule.
  • LOVE LETTERS presented by Fairfield Footlighters
    The Saturday, Feb 21, production of “Love Letters” has been CANCELED due to the current Level 2 Snow Emergency in Butler County. Ticket holders will be contacted for an opportunity to exchange for a future performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.Please come and see Bob & Heidi perform on Sunday, March 1, at 2pm. They look forward to seeing your friendly faces!
  • MOVE OVER MRS. MARKHAM presented by Beechmont Players
    Beechmont Players, Inc. has decided to cancel the Saturday, February 21, performance of “Move Over, Mrs. Markham” due to inclement weather. Our box office will call our patrons who have already bought tickets for tonight to exchange their tickets for another performance. For a complete performance schedule, visithttp://beechmontplayers.org/shows/move-over-mrs-markham/ or call our ticket hotline at 513-233-2468.
  • A NICE FAMILY GATHERING presented by The Sunset Players
    Sunset Players at the Arts Center at Dunham is cancelling tonight’s performance of “A Nice Family Gathering” due to weather conditions. Tickets purchased for tonight’s show can be redeemed for another performance. Remaining performance dates include: February 27-28; March 1, 5, 6, & 7. For additional questions, please call 513-588-4988.
  • SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
    Today’s Kids Kuisine event at 11:30 AM and our 2 PM Performance of SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE JR. is CANCELED.Please contact cohmer@cincinnatimagazine.com regarding requesting a refund for Kids Kuisine event tickets ONLY or you can donate the value of your event ticket to The Children’s Theatre.Regarding SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE JR., our ticket office will resume our regular business hours on Monday, February 23 at 10:00am.

    Your options:

    - Multi-ticket holders not currently attending DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR. can exchange their tickets for one of the performances in April.

    · Season ticket holders and multi-ticket holders that have tickets to DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR. may donate the value of their tickets to our program to support underserved children to attend one of our performances or request a refund.
    · Patrons that purchased single tickets must return to the point of purchase to receive a refund.

    Please email our ticket office with any additional questions at tickets@thechildrenstheatre.com.

    Thank you.

  • SEUSSICAL presented by Oxford Area Community Theatre
    Due to the road conditions and the Level 2 Snow Emergency in Butler County, tonight’s performance (Saturday, Feb. 21) is CANCELLED. We are in the process of arranging a make up date, and will post that information as soon as it becomes available. If you have tickets for this performance, they will be honored for the make up date. At this point, the performance for tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 22) is STILL ON!!! Let’s hope the weather cooperates and the roads get cleared tomake travel safe! We apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment.
  • STANTON’S GARAGE presented by CenteStage Players of Ohio
    Due to severe weather conditions, CenterStage Players must cancel tonight’s 8p performance of Stanton’s Garage. Today’s tickets will be honored in our upcoming shows. Contact CenterStage Players 513-588-4910 for questions or to reschedule.

  • THE WOMEN presented by Village Players
    Due to the severe weather, tonight’s performance of The Women has been cancelled. Please come see us Sunday or next weekend. Be careful out there and stay warm!

NOT CANCELLED:

  • ANYTHING GOES presented by Broadway in Cincinnati
    Today’s performances of ANYTHING GOES will go on as scheduled. Due to the forecasted inclement weather, Ticket Holders who are unable to attend their performance may exchange into one of the remaining performances (Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 1:00 PM, or Sunday at 6:30 PM.)- Subscribers, please contact your Subscriber Hotline at 800.294.1816, (today until noon), or exchange online at BroadwayInCincinnati.com (available until 2 hous prior to your original performance)
    – If you purchased through CincinnatiArts.org or the Aronoff Center Ticket Office, call (513) 621.2787 (today until 8:00 PM)
    – If you have any questions, call us at (513) 621-2787 (today until 8:00 PM).

    - If there are any changes to this weekend’s performances, we will post updated information on our Facebook page and on our website at www.CincinnatiArts.org.

    Stay safe and warm today!

  • AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY presented by Clifton Players and Untethered Theater
    Tonight’s performance of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is on. We know it’s cold, so escape to the sweltering Oklahoma plains with us. Showtime is still 8pm. A few tickets remain.
  • THE HANDMAID’S TALE presented by Know Theatre of Cincinnati
    The weather outside is indeed frightful, but the show goes on at Know Theatre of Cincinnati tonight.Tonight’s final performance of The Handmaid’s Tale at Know Theatre will proceed as planned at 8PM.

    THAT SAID: If you have tickets for tonight but do not feel comfortable making the trip in, please give us a call at 513-300-5669 on Monday and we will be happy to issue vouchers for a future show at the Know, or provide you with a refund of your ticket if a future show is not in the cards for you.

    Thank you for being a part of the Know Theatre Tribe, be safe out there, and we’ll see you at the theatre.

  • LES MISERABLES at Northern Kentucky University
    Hoping to see LES MISÉRABLES but missed your chance to get tickets?
    Due to cancellations, many tickets have been made available for tonight’s 8pm performance. Come to the Box Office before the show to purchase available tickets.
  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM presented by Xavier University Theatre
    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM will go on as scheduled tonight!

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