2020-2021 Season Announced by Mariemont Players

MPI_logoTHE OUTSIDER – By Paul Slade Smith
Directed by Doug Berlon
September 11-27, 2020

Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be governor. He’s terrified of public speaking, and his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office – unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.

Directed by Aaron Whitehead
November 6-22, 2020

In December 1939, Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere and Hitler’s invading Poland, but members of Atlanta’s Jewish-German elite are more concerned with who’s going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Amidst comedy, romance, and unexpected turns, the Freitag family is forced to face where they come from and deal with who they really are. Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play.

THE CAT’S MEOW – By Steven Peros
Directed by jef brown
January 15-31, 2021

Based on the true story of a mysterious Hollywood death, a fascinating cross section of Jazz Era characters including William Randolph Hearst, Charlie Chaplin, Marion Davies, and Thomas Ince intersect in this fictionalized account of one notorious weekend on board Hearst’s yacht in 1924.

Directed by Dan Maloney
March 12-28, 2021

It’s a special day at the racetrack where “Champagne” Charlie, a racetrack regular, has a race named in his honor. A dreamer and teller of tall tales, Charlie conspires to place his entire meager savings – “the whole she-bang” – on a long-shot hunch. This gentle and poignant comedy mixes family, love, and an oversized bet to illustrate the power of loyalty, integrity, and growing older gracefully.

CRY IT OUT – By Molly Smith Metzler
Directed by Becky Collins
May 7-23, 2021

In the sweet spot between their yards where both baby monitors get reception, new moms Jessie and Lina bond over coffee during naptime while laughing through the highs and lows of motherhood. A comedy with dark edges, Cry It Out takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America. **Contains Strong Language**

BEEHIVE: The 60’s Musical – Created by Larry Gallagher
Directed by Linda Abbott
Musical Revue
July 9-25, 2021

Beehive celebrates the powerful female voices of the 1960’s with such timeless hits as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Me and Bobby McGee.” Told from the perspective of six young women who come of age in this enigmatic decade, BEEHIVE takes us from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation.

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