June 10, 2019, Fort Thomas, KY—Village Players of Fort Thomas will stage its annual New Works production at 8 N Fort Thomas Ave. LIFE STORY: Six New Plays About Birth, Death and the Stuff In Between features six original short plays by local playwrights and will run June 28-30 in Village Players’ intimate theater on the bottom level of the building the organization recently inherited from the Fort Thomas Woman’s Club.
New Works is a collaborative overseen by Village Players Treasurer Will Lindsey and Angela Klocke Forbes, a local playwright and Village Players member. “A few years ago, Will and I noticed that we had a ‘tipping point’ number of members who were writing plays,” says Klocke Forbes. “We started New Works with the idea that we might be able to set ourselves apart as a community theater—one that develops and produces original work. And best of all, we’ve been able to present fresh material to our audiences.”
LIFE STORY features the work of playwrights Betsy Bossart, Jennifer Davis, A.K. Forbes, Will Lindsey, Judy Sceifres, and Eric Thomas, and the talents of local actors Heather Abbott, Mindy Baird, Rachel Baker, Dan Bavis, Chris Bishop, CJ Bossart, Ginny Butsch, Adam Drake, Jessie Faye, Kiya Fix, Erica Helmle, Meredith Hoffman Conner, Stephanie Klein, Angela Klocke Forbes, Peggy Mcdonald-Allen, Steve Myers, Bill Rinehart, Gretchen Schultz, and Matt Wick.
Nathan Henegar will direct New Works for the second year in a row. “I enjoy helping writers bring their ideas and stories to life in the collaborative laboratory that New Works creates,” he says. “The group is a great part of Village Players and I look forward to bringing the community new and original theatre for years to come.”
Tickets are just $15 and available online at villageplayers.org or at the box office an hour prior to the show each night. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged.
Village Players of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, is a vibrant community theatre that has produced plays and musicals for more than 50 years. Performing in an intimate space, you will feel like you are part of the action, sitting inches from the actors on three sides of the stage. We strive to appeal to a broad audience, producing three main-stage shows of varying styles and a children’s show each winter. Village Players is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT), Association of Community Theatres Cincinnati (ACT), Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA), and the Kentucky Theatre Association (KTA).