MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMAN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! | April 13-14 | Aronoff Center – Jarson Kaplan Theater |

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Returns to the Aronoff Center’s Jason-Kaplan Theater
Friday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14

The New York Times says a “First-person, funny domestic tales and retro stand-up comedy based on The New York Times best-seller.”

Cincinnati, OH – The Off-Broadway hit MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up and a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on The New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.  This show returns to the Aronoff Center’s intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, April 14 at 4:00 PM & 7:30 PM.

Tickets are on sale now at, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Group discount tickets for ten or more are available by calling (513) 977-4157.

MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! is more than just the book.

After beginning in Paris in 2007, MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! has been seen by more than one million people around Europe. It debuted in the United States in February 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina and will be playing to audiences around the United States and Canada throughout the year.

This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!

When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It’s a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment!

CAA_Amadeo FuscaStarring in this one-man theatrical comedy is AMADEO FUSCA. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Amadeo currently performs on the Upright Citizens Brigade Maude House Sketch Comedy team ‘Hot Bird’.

In 2013, he won the legendary Friars Club “So You Think You Can Roast?” competition, beating out fifty-five other comedians, roasting ‘80s child-star Ricky Schroeder and NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman in the process. As the winner, Amadeo was among the dais to roast comedic actor Jack Black, along with comic legends such as the “Roastmaster” General Jeff Ross, Sarah Silverman, Artie Lange, Bob Saget, Amy Schumer, and more. Amadeo’s success at the roast landed him two quotes in Entertainment Weekly’s funniest jokes of the event.

In addition to his comedy, Amadeo also can be seen in various television and film productions. His wide range of dramatic and comedic roles include a co-starring role in the final episode of the HBO hit series Boardwalk Empire, a co-starring role in the season finale of the Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevil, a co-starring role in the CBS show As The World Turns, and a supporting role in the feature film A New York Heartbeat, starring Eric Roberts and Rachel Brosnahan.

His influences in film and comedy include Robert De Niro, Paul Newman, Steve Martin, Don Rickles, and Sebastian Maniscalco.  Amadeo currently lives in New York City.

For more information, please visit his website at

Since being published in 1992, John Gray’s Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, exploring the differences between the sexes, has sold in excess of fifty-million copies, been translated into forty different languages, and is one of the most recognizable titles in the world. Gray has written seventeen books and become one of the most trusted relationship authors today, appearing on the national lecture circuit and on such TV shows as Good Morning America, Oprah, and Larry King Live.

Producer, St. Louis-based Emery Entertainment, has produced or promoted thousands of events around the globe, including superstar attractions Blue Man Group, David Copperfield, and James Taylor.

The talented team assembled for this production continues with the award-winning playwright Eric Coble, direction by Broadway-veteran Mindy Cooper, and animation and video production by the talented animators at Bazillion Productions.


Season Sponsors:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), CINCINNATI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY HONDA DEALERS,  FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), FURNITURE FAIR, LOCAL12 WKRC, The P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Courtyard Marriott Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Macy’s, Pepsi, Prosource, Skyline Chili, Spoon & Cellar, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle, USI

Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 600,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached more than 1.6 million students. For more information, visit

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