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FT’s SEMINAR Earns 4 Star LCT Rating


Michael Shooner and the cast of SEMINAR.

LCT Panelists have recognized the Falcon Theatre’s production of  SEMINAR with a 4 Star Rating.

SEMINAR was praised as “a delight and a high point for Falcon. They had everything moving and going in the right direction with this production.” Panelists praised the entire ensemble for making their characters “endearing and amusing”. Michael Shooner as Leonard and Ian Kramer as Martin were particularly impressive. Shooner was “outstanding as the writing seminar teacher. He is like a bull on stage, running over the student’s egos”. Kramer was “equal parts sardonic, rebellious, and naïve–he perfectly fit the part.”

SEMINAR is a tightly written character study by Theresa Rebeck, filled with biting humor, which follows four eager students as they vie for the approval of a writing professor with a reputation for being incredibly demanding.

SEMINAR continues through February 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.

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Theresa Rebeck’s SEMINAR Premieres January 31st


Michael Shooner and the cast of SEMINAR.

The play follows a post-graduate writing seminar as four eager students vie for the approval of a writing professor with a reputation for being incredibly demanding. As the class progresses, we learn a lot about what these students will do for a chance at success. We also learn a lot from the professor about what a little success can do to a promising young writer.

SEMINAR is a tightly written character study, filled with biting humor. Don’t miss the chance to see the first local production of this powerful play.

Falcon’s cast features Michael Shooner*, Merritt Beischel, Angel Zachel, Ian Kramer and Alec Bowling and is directed by Alecia Lewkowich.

January 31-February 15, 2014. 8:00 PM at Falcon Theater in Newport, KY.

Tickets are available at Falcon Theater’s website.

*Michael Shooner appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association as well as The Theatre Artist Projects Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Fund and The League of Cincinnati Theatres Local Guest Equity support. Falcon appreciates these organizations’ support!

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SEMINAR Runs Jan. 31-Feb. 15

Presented by Falcon Theater
Jan. 31-Feb. 15

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Directed by Alecia Lewkowich

Cast: Ian Kramer as Martin, Merritt Beischel as Kate, Angel Zachel as Izzy, Alec Bowling as Douglas & Michael Shooner as Leonard

The play looks at a post-graduate writing seminar led by a jaded professor who seems more interested in criticizing his students than teaching them. As we begin to know the students and teacher, we find that we are learning about the true price of success and failure.

  • Fri-Sat, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 7-8 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 14-15 at 8pm

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STRIKING 12 Runs Dec. 6-14

FT_Striking 12STRIKING 12
Presented by Falcon Theatre
Dec. 6-14

Directed by Mike Fielder
Music directed by Shawn Charton

Cast: Julie Wacksman, Ashley Boehm, Sarah Gravely, Robert Breslin, Steffon Whorton & Sean Mize

As the year comes to a close and a disenchanted young man decides to skip a New Year’s Eve party and instead picks up a copy of Hans Christian Anderson’s THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, he is transported to a lace where the smallest things can be miraculous. Musical trio Groove Lily wrote this play as a holiday concert event and have been entertaining audiences with it for years.

Now Falcon will bring the wonderful music and heat warming tale to life for the holiday season. Our production will feature live musicians, actors and marionettes as we weave this beautiful story.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 6-7 at 7pm
  • Sun, Nov. 8 at 4pm
  • Thu-Sat, Dec. 12-14 at 7pm

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Falcon Announces Auditions for ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

FT_logoAuditions for Falcon Theatre’s production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, directed by Terry Gosdin, will be on November 11 & 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the theater in Newport. Please bring a resume and head shot, if available (if you do not have one, one will be taken at auditions).

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Roles for 13 men and 4 women are available. No roles have been pre-cast. Production dates are March 28 through April 12.

Roles include:

  • CHIEF BROMDEN – a patient
  • AIDE WARREN – staff
  • AIDE WILLIAMS – staff
  • NURSE RATCHED – staff
  • NURSE FLINN – staff
  • DALE HARDING – a patient
  • BILLY BIBBIT – a patient
  • SCANLON – a patient
  • CHESWICK – a patient
  • MARTINI – a patient
  • RUCKLY – a patient
  • DR. SPIVEY – staff
  • AIDE TURKLE – staff
  • AIDE

Questions? Contact the director at tgosdin@yahoo.com.

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