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A MOTHER’S PLEA on April 9

EE_A Mothers Plea promoA MOTHER’S PLEA
Emerald Entertainment
April 9
Fairfield Performing Arts Center

Directed by Piper N. Davis

A dramatic courtroom saga between a revengeful County Prosecutor and the single mother whose son he is attempting to send to prison. Holding nothing back for the sake of justice, the mother of the accused defends him most aggressively and in a manner that is unheard in a modern court of law.

  • Sat, April 9 at 2pm & 7:30pm

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HARVEY Runs April 8-9

DAFT_Harvey logoHARVEY
DAFT Theater
April 8-9
Zimmer Hall [University Heights]

Directed by Emma Seymour & Rachel Krallman

Cast: Raquelle DeSimone as Myrtle Mae Simmons, Jeanette Accorinti as Veta Simmons, Patrick Ryan as Elwood P. Dowd, Jessica Price as Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet, Kelsey Roberts as Ruth Kelly, R.N., Sean Currens as Duane Wilson, Jacob Berry as Lyman Sanderson, M.D., Brandon McCauley as William Chumley, M.D., Natalie Sehweil as Betty Chumley (evening performances) and Emma Seymour as Betty Chumley (matinee), Melanie Smith as Judge Gaffney & Brad Taylor as E.J. Lofgren

Elwood P. Dowd is well-liked, and inexhaustibly happy, and from a respected family… and his best friend is an invisible man-sized rabbit named Harvey. Committing Elwood to a sanitarium, his social-climbing sister Veta is herself mistaken as loony while Elwood and Harvey gleefully carry out their bon vivant cocktail calendar with the hospital staff in hilarious pursuit.

  • Fri, April 8 at 8:30pm
  • Sat, April 9 at 2pm & 7:30pm

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XACT_Murdered to Death logoMURDERED TO DEATH
Xenia Area Community Theatre
April 8-17

Cast: Penelope Winter as Mildred, Kylee Pauley as Dorothy, Harry Wayne Shepard as Bunting, Tony Williams as Colonel Charles Craddock, Tamar Fishbein as Margaret Craddock, Jacinda Bridger as Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington, Dimitri Markov as Pierre Marceau, Edith Waugh as Joan Maple, Christian Yates as Constable Thompkins & Tony Copper as Inspector Pratt

This hilarious spoof of the best of Agatha Christie traditions is set in a country manor house in the 1930’s, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight – Bunting, the butler; an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip; a shady French art dealer and his moll; the bumbling local inspector and a well-meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder wherever she goes – they’re all here, and all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the house’s owner. It soon becomes clear that the murderer isn’t finished yet, but will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom, or will readers and audiences die laughing first?

  • Fri, April 8 at 6:30pm (Opening night gala)
  • Sat, April 9 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 15-16 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 17 at 3pm

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STREET SCENE Runs April 7-9

Miami University Music and Theatre
April 7-9
Gates-Abegglen Theatre [Oxford]

Directed by Tiffany Lusht & Benjamin Smolder
Conducted by Bejanmin Smolder
Vocal direction by Lisa Hasson
Choreographed by Jay Goodlett

The musical depicts immigrants living in the slums of New York City during a single day in 1946. The story revolves around several characters, including Anna Maurant, a woman with a brutal husband, who finds friendship and compassion with the milkman Sankey; daughter Rose, who longs to get escape her troubled home; and Sam Kaplan, a bookish law student. A Greek chorus and cast of over forty tell this beautiful and touching story of love and loss in pursuit of the American Dream.

  • Thu-Sat, April 7-9 at 7:30pm

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Caroline Scott Players Announces WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF Production Dates and Cast

CSP_Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf logo3Caroline Scott Players, the Oxford Community Arts Center based resident semi-professional theatre company, announces the cast of its upcoming production, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, directed by Rosalyn Benson. Performance dates are Thursday, April 7 and Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in the Center’s north parlor

The 1962 Edward Albee play examines the evolution of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. After a university faculty party they invite a younger couple, Nick and Honey, to their home for a nightcap only to draw them into their relationship.

Bekka Eaton is appearing as an Actor’s Equity guest artist playing Martha. Caroline Scott Players Founder and Artistic Director, Bill Brewer, plays George. Caroline Scott Players acting company members Vince Smith and Molly Wanko play Nick and Honey respectively.

The production won both the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1962-63 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.

Tickets for general admission are available for $15 at, by phone at 513-524-1277 or in person at the Oxford Community Arts Center.

The Oxford Community Arts Center is a not-for-profit organization representing performing and visual community arts groups who wish to rehearse, perform, display and teach their various art and craft forms in a facility that represents a permanent home for the community arts.

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