Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is excited to share with you our electrifying 27th season of premiere theatre! As always, we are committed to bringing our audiences the very best in entertaining and imaginative contemporary theatre.
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by David Lindsay-Abaire
September 5-23, 2012
2011 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play
Margie Walsh can’t catch a break. Laid off from her job at the dollar store, Margie is faced with the reality that South Boston is providing her the same level of opportunity it always has: none. Wry, rough around the edges and ready to make a change, she goes to seek out the one who got away-both from “Southie” and from her. Instead, she finds herself in the ‘burbs and out of her element, facing the question: is opportunity granted or earned? Good People takes an affectionate, humor-laced look at the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ through the eyes of characters who won’t be ignored.
by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Ed Stern
October 10-28, 2012
Inspired by hilarious memories of a childhood etiquette class, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher conjures up the world of a ten-year-old studying manners. Set in 1967, Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher, and no student in her thirty-six years of etiquette classes has ever achieved a perfect score. But, when he discovers her secret past, Young Jeffrey is determined to be the first to achieve this feat. This unique comic tale reveals truths about the face we present and the real selves that lie inside. A note on etiquette: this production contains strong language.
Alice in Wonderland
Book by Joseph McDonough
Lyrics & music by David Kisor
November 28-December 30, 2012
A magical musical retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, this sassy version is the toe-tapping tale of a lost girl, a cool cat, a wild hare, and the original “dancing queen.” The Queen of Hearts is back to dish up her special recipe for justice and all of Wonderland awaits Alice’s trial.
To Be Announced
January 23-February 10, 2013
For winter 2013, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will present an exciting regional premiere TBA.
Black Pearl Sings!
By Frank Higgens
March 13-31, 2013
Black Pearl Sings! is a powerful story about being a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and fighting for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity. In the midst of the Great Depression, Susannah travels the country, recording lost traditional songs for the Library of Congress. Hoping to find the one song that will bring her long-awaited recognition, she discovers Pearl Johnson in a Texas prison. With a silky, soulful voice and a wealth of African-American spiritual songs, Pearl seeks information and a chance at freedom. Now each woman must decide how much of herself she is willing to give to get what she wants in return.
Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns
By Roger Bean
May 1-19, 2013
Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns takes you to the Springfield High School graduation where we reunite with the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, and take a peek into their futures, we are treated to the girls performing classic ’50s and ’60s songs such as “River Deep, Mountain High,” “Dedicated To The One I Love,” “Rockin’ Robin” and over 20 other classic hits!