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Actor Needed: Cheswick in FT’s ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

FT_logoFalcon 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 (tgosdin@yahoo.com) or Ted Weil, Artistic director (tweil@falcontheatre.net) if you have questions or are interested in auditioning.

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THE STORY OF MY LIFE Runs March 7-15

FT_The Story of my LifeTHE STORY OF MY LIFE
Presented by Falcon Theater
March 7-15
Newport

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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SEMINAR Quick-Review

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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.

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My rating: 4 out of 5

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FT’s SEMINAR Earns 4 Star LCT Rating

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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

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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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