Mariemont Players is proud to announce our 2017-2018 season!
THE WISDOM OF EVE by Mary Orr
Director: Dee Anne Bryll
THE STORY: An engrossing and revealing “inside” story of life in New York’s theatre world, told in terms of an unscrupulous ingenue’s rise to Broadway stardom. Adapted from the story by Mary Orr, on which the film All About Eve and the hit musical APPLAUSE were based.
THE SILVER WHISTLE by Robert E. McEnroe
Director: Allan Karol
THE STORY: Wilfred Tasbinder, a romantically minded tramp, finds a birth certificate for Oliver Erwenter, indicating that its owner is 77 years old. Wilfred decides to impersonate Erwenter and enter a home for the aged. Being a fellow of rich imagination, he takes it upon himself to help the inmates by putting on a bazaar and showing each of them that one is only as old as he feels.
BECKY’S NEW CAR by Steven Dietz
Director: Tom Peters
THE STORY: Playwright Steven Dietz’s play is a laugh-out-loud amusement-park ride where the comedy spins out of control like a bumper car. BECKY’S NEW CAR is witty and droll, with delicious deadpan humor and U-turn plot twists. But it turns out there’s more under the hood of BECKY’S NEW CAR than just the comedy. The story has depth. It has themes like confronting the unexpected. It has conflict such as a woman being pulled in two directions. It has, like Yogi Berra once suggested, a person coming to a fork in the road and taking it.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS by Mark Brown
Director: Jerry Wiesenhahn
THE STORY: With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown’s adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.
THE OUTGOING TIDE by Bruce Graham
Director: Dan Maloney
THE STORY: In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family’s future but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding—before the tide goes out. This drama hums with dark humor and powerful emotion.
ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenken
Director: Ed Cohen
THE STORY: November, 1963. An assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, this charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the passage of the Civil Rights Act—a tinderbox issue emblematic of a divided America—even as he campaigns for re-election in his own right, and the recognition he so desperately wants. In Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award–winning Robert Schenkkan’s vivid dramatization of LBJ’s first year in office, means versus ends plays out on the precipice of modern America. ALL THE WAY is a searing, enthralling exploration of the morality of power. It’s not personal, it’s just politics (please note this play contains strong language).