Monthly Archives: March 2014

ETC Extends THE MOUNTAINTOP Through April 12


Gavin Lawrence as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Torie Wiggins as Camae. Photo by Ryan Kurtz.

Gavin Lawrence as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Torie Wiggins as Camae. Photo by Ryan Kurtz.

(Cincinnati, OH) THE MOUNTAINTOP, Katori Hall’s powerful reimagining of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on Earth, will extend its regional premiere run at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati through Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Originally scheduled to close on April 6, THE MOUNTAINTOP will be extended an extra week in response to high sales among audiences eager to find out what transpires when an unexpected visit from an enigmatic and feisty young maid pushes Dr. King to confront his life and the future of his people. Called “an undeniable thrill” by The New York Times and a breakout hit in London and on Broadway, The Mountaintop’s humorous, magical storytelling fictionalizes the final hours of Dr. King’s life and unveils the humanity and vulnerability of America’s larger-than-life Civil Rights icon.

Written by a then-30-year-old Hall, THE MOUNTAINTOPwon Britain’s prestigious Laurence Olivier Award in 2010, a first for any black female playwright. “This isn’t the ‘I Have a Dream’ King. This is a more radical King. This is King, the man; not the myth,” explains playwright Katori Hall. “I want people to see that this extraordinary man—who is actually quite ordinary—achieved something so great that he actually created a fundamental shift in how we, as a people, interact with each other.’”

Ticket Prices

  • Tickets are $39 for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday performances.
  • Tickets are $43 for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances.

Half-price rush tickets and $15 student rush tickets are available starting two hours prior to show time.

Tickets and seating subject to availability.

Other Single Ticket Discounts

  • Military/Educator, Public Radio Perks Card, ArtsWave FunCard, AAA, Senior and Enjoy the Arts discounts available; tickets and seating are subject to availability. ETC accepts all major credit cards and Downtown Cincinnati gift cards. A full list of available discounts and performance calendar is available at

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THE POISONED APPLE Runs April 25-May 4

Presented by Beavercreek Community Theatre Children’s Theatre
April 25-May 4

When Queen Drunella invites world leaders to a Peace Conference, her intent is to beguile them with her beauty. Only Snow White’s beauty stands in her way… and so begins the truth behind the famous tale by the Brothers Grimm. Snow White is not only beautiful inside and out, she’s bright, intelligent, charming and self-assured. Add to the mix a prince who has switched places with his squire, an opinionated cat, a Magic Mirror who speaks only the truth, a palace tour guide, a fashion conscious Queen (did we mention that she is bald?) and of course… the seven dwarves!

  • Fri-Sat, April 25-26 at 7pm
  • Sun, April 27 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 2-3 at 7pm
  • Sun, April 4 at 3pm

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HTG Productions Seeks Keyboard Players

MISC_keyboardHonest to Goodness Productions, Inc., is in need of a keyboard player to accompany the group called “THE GRANDKIDS” which is an ensemble group of children, ages 8 to 14, who entertain at retirement communities. Each show is 45 minutes long. The accompaniest would have to be at the recreation center or retirement facility 15 minutes before the show. The shows are usually in the early evening. There are five or six songs to play — all very simple — and sound effects to to put in at places in the skits or monologues as the children are performing. The person interested would not have to bring the keyboard. I have a keyboard with sound effects and it would be an easy thing to put down the numbers for each effect and go along with the scripts. The show is a lot of fun!

Right now, the group is new; we have a gig in July and more will come up as our marketing gathers some speed. We are going in for “short” money till the group garners some performances and gets popular; to start, we could afford to pay a keyboardist $50 per show.

My name is Sunny Monnig, President of Honest to Goodness Productions, Inc., a 501(C)(3) charity corporation. We also have the group called “K.I.D.S.” which stands for “Kids In Difficult Situations,” that entertains in elementary schools in the Greater Cincinnati area.

For more information to know more about us, please go to our website at: and click on the “GRANDKIDS” link. If you go through the various pages, you’ll get an idea of how we have operated for a number of years. Please call me or write to me if you are interested.

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Presented by CenterStage Players of Ohio
April 25-May 3
North College Hill

Directed by Francis RTM Boyle

Cast: Gary Glass as Theseus, Joann Valley as Hippolyta, Julie Jordan as Philostrate, Colin Thornton as Egeus, Hannah Rahe as Hermia, TBD as Lysander, Amanda Prell as Demetrius, Angie Boyle as Helena, Dee Dunn as Quince the Carpenter (Prologue), Rebecca Coots as Snug the Joiner (Lion), Bob Buchtman as Bottom the Weaver (Pyramus), Jeff Simon as Flute the Bellows-mender (Thisbe), Trisha Cooper as Snout the Tinker (Wall), Brendon Fookes as Starveling the Tailor (Moonshine), Rich Schmaltz as Puck, Katie Chal as The First Fairy, Raia Hirsch as Oberon, McLane Nagy as Titania, Hannah Waskowitz as Peaseblossom, Mariah Reynolds as Cobweb, Olivia Dunn as Moth & Madeline Straub as Mustardsee

Imagination runs wild in this play as the impossible becomes reality. Shakespeare’s comedy of two mixed up couples, a handful of bumbling, would-be actors, and plenty of meddling forest magic, will lead you on a hilarious and fantastical journey.

  • Fri-Sat, April 25-26 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 27 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 6-8 at 8pm

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100 SAINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW Runs April 25-May 3

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Presented by Middletown Lyric Theatre
April 25-May 3

Directed by Charley Shafor

Cast: Claire LaNicca as Theresa, Cassidy Estridge as Abby, Gale Rudolph as Colleen, Joey Becker as Garrett & Jason Easter as Matthew

Theresa is estranged from her family and working as a cleaning woman when she finds herself surprised by the unexpected desire to learn how to pray. Matthew, the priest whose rectory she cleans, is stunned and heartbroken by the realization that he no longer knows how to talk to God. When he disappears one day, Theresa feels compelled to track him down, and her search changes both of their lives. This production contains strong adult language and mature themes.

  • Fri-Sat, April 25-26 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 2-3 at 8pm

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