Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized the Falcon Theatre’s “Fourth Wall” production of THE STORY OF MY LIFE with a 4 Star Rating.
THE STORY OF MY LIFE is a moving musical that follows the friendship of Alvin and Thomas, two men from a small town. These lifelong friends are reunited after Alvin’s mysterious death. In the abstract world of his mind, Thomas struggles to write Alvin’s eulogy while recounting the many turns their lives have taken since meeting as children. The show was praised as a“surprisingly touching and wonderful offering from the Falcon Theater.. a direct result of the strength of the two stars of the show [Zach Huffman and Brandon Fox] to create a world and make us believe in it.”
THE STORY OF MY LIFE continues through March 15th. Tickets can be purchased at www.falcontheater.net.
League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.
The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. More information about the League can be found at www.leagueofcincytheatres.com.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
Presented by Falcon Theater
March 28-April 12
Directed by Terry Gosdin
Cast: Jeremy Fischer as RP McMurphy, Angel Zachel as Nurse Ratched, Kirk Sheppard as Bromden, Ted Weil as Harding, Nik Pajic as Billy, Erin Ballard as Nurse Flinn, James Ball as Scanlon, David Bogenschutz as Dr. Spivey, Tony Doench as Ruckley, Chase Johnson as Martini, Mark D. Motz as Williams, Ken Toft as Warren, Tara Williams as Candy, Julie Niesen Gosdin as Sandy & TBD as Turkle
R.P. McMurphy, Nurse Ratched and all the rest of the residents made this one of the most popular films of all time. Any complete list of classics has to include One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and it’s easy to see why: eccentric character, engaging story and powerful subtext all combine to make this a play for all times. Come join us and see how this inspired play about hope, despair and the insanity that lives in between comes to life.
- Fri-Sat, March 28-29 at 8pm
- Fri-Sat, April 4-5 at 8pm
- Fri-Sat, April 11-12 at 8pm
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Falcon Theater in Newport, KY is looking for an actor to portray Cheswick in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, running March 28-April 12. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and rehearsals are Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9:30, with some possibilities of Monday rehearsals before a full Tech Week starting March 23.
Age range: early 40s-50s, male. Cheswick is one of the “acutes”, or the core patient characters in the play. Chewsick is alternately truculent and cringing. He is always demanding change, but never has the courage to see anything through.
This is a paid, contracted position.
Please contact director, Terry Gosdin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ted Weil, Artistic director (email@example.com) if you have questions or are interested in auditioning.
THE STORY OF MY LIFE
Presented by Falcon Theater
Directed by Missy Whitis
Cast: Zach Huffman & Brandon Fox
THE STORY OF MY LIFE follows the friendship of Alvin and Thomas, two men from a small town. These lifelong friends are reunited after Alvin’s mysterious death. In the abstract world of his mind, Thomas struggles to write Alvin’s eulogy while recounting the many turns their lives have taken since meeting as children. Alvin searches through the manuscripts and stories in Thomas’ mind to lead him on a journey of remembrance. Through music and song, these two friends recount their adventures, explore their past dissonance, and ultimately discover what is at the base of every strong friendship…love.
- Fri-Sat, March 7-8 at 8pm
- Fri-Sat, March 14-15 at 8pm
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Michael Shooner as Leondard, Ian Kramer as Martin, Angel Zachel as Izzy, Merritt Beischel as Kate & Alec Bowling as Douglas.
SEMINAR presented by Falcon Theater through Feb. 15
Special guest artist Michael Shooner and a solid ensemble, under the direction of Alecia Lewkowich, create an entertaining evening with Theresa Rebeck’s SEMINAR. The script is smart and I found myself enjoying the first act more as new information came to light during the second act. The pacing and blocking of the show worked well, especially when moving all five actors around a smaller stage. Staging choices were spot on as the relationships among the characters changed over time. Every ensemble member made smart character decisions and had a moment to shine over the course of the show. The confrontation scene, between Martin (Ian Kramer) and Leonard (Michael Shooner), was a highlight for me.
Opening night, I did feel there were more comedic moments to be mined from the script. There were times during Doug’s bouts of verbal diarrhea when his dialogue did not sound like spontaneous utterances, but lines repeated from memory. I also found the one blackout mid-scene to be confusing, as all the other blackouts indicated a time jump.
Overall an entertaining evening of theater.
My rating: 4 out of 5