Mariemont Players Announces MORE FUN THAN BOWLING

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Patrick Kramer and Elizabeth L. Taylor in More Fun than Bowling. Photo by Kenneth Smith – KPIX photography.

Mariemont Players presents More Fun than Bowling by Steven Dietz at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road (just East of Mariemont), November 2nd – 18th.

Jake owns the bowling alley in a small Midwestern town. He is sitting on a hilltop where two of his three wives are buried. Lois was zapped by lightning while carrying a bowling trophy in a thunderstorm and Loretta was killed by a ball return machine. In his younger days, he was a promising concert musician but a foul tip baseball broke his fingers which subsequently healed into a perfect bowler’s grip. Jake replays the key frames of his life and is visited by his daughter Molly who has become adept at talking women into marrying her father for love and free lane time. But who is that nattily dressed man with dark glasses and a revolver lurking nearby?

MPI audiences will remember Steven Dietz’ distinct, comic voice from last year’s hit, Becky’s New Car! More vivid characters and whacky actions await in this thoroughly unique comedy. And for those who thought bowling was merely a matter of rolling a ball and knocking down some pins, this play examines the Zen of bowling in a way that will change your thinking forever…

More Fun than Bowling is directed by Laura Gossett and features the talents of Patrick KramerJackie MiesleElizabeth L. TaylorNatasha Boeckmann, and Mark Metzner.

Come visit our beautifully renovated auditorium complete with more comfortable seating, center aisle seats, new carpeting, fresh paint, aisle lighting, and a sound induction loop for those with hearing aid T switches and head sets for those with low hearing issues.

Performances will be:

  • 8 PM Friday, November 2nd (Post-Show Opening Night Reception)
  • 8 PM Saturday, November 3rd
  • 2 PM Sunday, November 4th
  • 7:30 PM Thursday, November 8th
  • 8 PM Friday, November 9th
  • 8 PM Saturday, November 10th
  • 2 PM Sunday, November 11th
  • 7 PM Sunday, November 11th
  • 7:30 PM Thursday, November 15th
  • 8 PM Friday, November 16th
  • 3 PM Saturday, November 17th
  • 8 PM Saturday, November 17th
  • 2 PM Sunday, November 18th

To order tickets for More Fun than Bowling, call Betsy at 513-684-1236 OR order online at All seats are reserved and $20 each.

For more information, contact Dan at


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