JALZ – Just When You Forgot Why You Stay Out of the Water

QCF_Jalz logo(CINCINNATI) – Queen City Flash, presents the quintessential Summer Blockbuster, JALZ, told by the man who lived it, from the Alzheimer’s wing of his nursing home.

Dylan grew up hearing the story from her grandfather: the summer of the attacks, his adventure at sea, that final, deadly confrontation. But his memory is failing, and his tales don’t match the town’s memory of their alcoholic Chief of Police who disappeared one summer to hunt “sea monsters.”

Family legacy takes on new life as Dylan recreates her grandfather’s tales in a final attempt to jolt his memory in this  deep-sea thriller where the only thing scarier than a monster is losing your mind.

The show features local actors Daniel Britt, Hannah Sheppard, and Jordan Trovillion, with script and original music by Trey Tatum, directed by Bridget Leak.  Queen City Flash (Ken Ham’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Complete Tom) invites you to enjoy the final weeks of summer with them, out on open water, in this new & final chapter of a Classic Summer Flick.

All performances are at Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Place, Cincinnati, OH 45206 (in Mikki Schaffner’s Photography Studio!) – Tickets are a $10-$18 sliding scale, with no one turned away due to financial hardship.

Tickets are available online https://queencityflash.ticketleap.com/jalz/

Performances are:

  • Friday, August 17 @ 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 18 @ 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm (*note: earlier time)
  • Wednesday, August 22 @ 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 23 @ 8:00 pm
  • Friday, August 24 @ 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 25 @ 8:00 pm

For additional questions about accessibility, please email queencityflash@gmail.com.

Queen City Flash is a community-centric theater company dedicated to open access to the arts. By untethering the performing arts from physical space, prohibitive costs and traditional theatrical expectations, Queen City Flash unites local artists with their communities to create new, impactful theatre.

Currently, QCF programming falls under:  Flashmobs, Community, Activism, Flash|U, and Fringe.


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