2018 New Works Festival
Cincinnati LAB Theatre
Clifton Performance Theatre
MEDUSA IN YOU by Valetta Anderson
Directed by Daryl Harris
A son is murdered by police who have sworn to protect and serve. A sister races for vengeance for her twin brother’s death. Follow two parent-pairs in parallel universes as they chase their daughter, Eve, in her race for vengeance for Adam. Each Black and White parent-pair battles for their surviving child, as History conjures its own agenda.
THE HIRED MAN by Heather Meyer
Directed by Jason Podplesky
THE HIRED MAN, follows a restless cattlewoman, Matty, as she’s hired on at a struggling cattle ranch in the modern-day American West. Matty searches for respite from the hauntings of her mother with the ranch owner, Hank, and his granddaughter, Ellen. Can Matty find answers and peace?
PLAY READING SERIES
FOUR HORSES by Mary Beringer
Directed by Erin Carr
FOUR HORSES is a blasphemous dark comedy about the end of the world. When Pestilence accidentally kills Death, the whole world stops. The people of Earth become immortal, and it is up to the remaining three horsemen to track down a replacement Death. They think they have found one when they discover the last person on Death’s list, but training a new Death is more difficult than it sounds.
WHEN THE SON IS SHINING by Jeffery Fischer Smith
Directed by Jeffery K. Miller
As 1960s America falls apart, so does a small Long Island family. Morality collapses on all fronts. Big and small family worlds are in upheaval. Father, mother, son, wife, neighbors – all find themselves pitted against each other. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s, this play reveals the unraveling of an American family during the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Martin Luther King Jr., and the conviction of Jack Ruby. No one will arise unscathed but will their world completely unravel?
- Thu, July 19 at 7:30pm [MEDUSA IN YOU]
- Fri, July 20 at 7:30pm [THE HIRED MAN]
- Sat, July 21 at 5pm [FOUR HORSES]
- Sat, July 21 at 7:30pm [MEDUSA IN YOU]
- Thu, July 26 at 7:30pm [THE HIRED MAN]
- Fri, July 27 at 7:30pm [MEDUSA IN YOU]
- Sat, July 28 at 5pm [WHEN THE SON IS SHINING]
- Sat, July 28 at 7:30pm [THE HIRED MAN]