Monthly Archives: January 2020

Dramatist Guild of America’s Free Workshop in Dayton on March 1

OPC_logoOhio Playwrights Circle is teaming up with the Dramatist Guild of America for a FREE Playwrighting Workshop and Producer Q&A on March 1 from 4-5:50 pm on the second floor studio of The Human Race Theatre company, 126 N. Main Street in Dayton, Ohio.

From 4-4:50pm Jeremy Llorence, Otterbein University’s playwriting professor, will share personal stories of his creative approaches in adaptation, revision, and the rehearsal process, while providing some of his tools and exercises for taking that next big creative step.

Jeremy Llorence is a Black American playwright from Metro-Detroit. His ten-minute, one act and full-length plays have been seen in venues all over the Midwest, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Milwaukee, and Chicago. As a writer, he is interested in exploring topics of masculinity and place through both comedy and drama. As a teacher, he is interested helping students find the voices to tell the stories that matter most to them.

From 5-5:50 pm, join Beth Wood, Associate Artistic Director of Cleveland Public Theatre, as she answers your questions and shares her impressions and reflections on over a decade producing new work. Les Hunter, Ohio Regional Representative of the Dramatists Guild of America, will moderate this session.

Beth Wood joined the CPT staff in 2007 and is a director, actress, administrator, designer, educator, and theatre technician. As a director of adventurous scripted work, she has been honored as a director of superior achievement by the Cleveland Critics Circle in 2016, 2015, and 2013, and has directed 17 productions, including seven world premieres and eight regional premieres, during her twelve-year tenure at CPT. In addition to her directing work, Beth supports four New Play Development series that invest in outside-themainstream work and the artistic growth of Northeast Ohio creators.

To register for this free program and score discounted tickets to the Human Race’s March 1 production of GLORIA: A LIFE, go to


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Cast Announced for A MID-SUMMER NIGHT’S TEXAS-SIZED NIGHTMARE at Beavercreek Community Theatre

BCT_YouthTheatreBCT is proud to announce the cast of our upcoming Youth Theatre Performance of A MID-SUMMER NIGHT’S TEXAS-SIZED NIGHTMARE. Congratulations to all!

  • Abigail Yokle – Miranda Ammon
  • Demetrius – Ethan Arnold
  • Snug – Laura Badenhop
  • Egeus – Eli Baranowski
  • Snout – Gwen Broderick
  • Huntsman – Jesse Burns
  • Helena – Emily Cvitkovich
  • Cowgirl – McKenna Delaney
  • Hippolyta – Allison Fischer
  • Peter Quince – Griffin Greear
  • Cowgirl – Cecilia Green
  • Cowgirl – Delilah
  • Cowgirl – Isabelle Hibner
  • Nick Bottom – Ziggy Kamil
  • Cowgirl – Ayla Kempf
  • Cowgirl – Molly Mayne
  • Robin Starvling – Joel Meyer
  • Puck – Ally Miller
  • Oberon – Aiden Moore
  • Lysander – Braden Phelps
  • Philostrate – Sullivan Rasmussen
  • Hermia – Brielle Ruggs
  • Tatania – Ava Seeley
  • Flute – Lily Smith
  • Cowgirl – Scarlett Southard
  • Stage Manager – Julia Stubbs
  • Theseus – Jacob Thompson

Performances run MArch 6-15.

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Cast Announced for RUMORS at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactCongratulations to X*ACT’s cast of RUMORS, directed by Carter Hume.

  • CHRIS GOREMAN: Abigale Conner
  • KEN GOREMAN: Mike Dosedel
  • CLAIRE GANZ: Olivia Ekler
  • LENNY GANZ: Dustin Evans
  • ERNIE CUSACK: Joe Detore
  • COOKIE CUSACK: Kari Higgins
  • GLENN COOPER: Drew Krause
  • CASSIE COOPER: Carolyn Hutchings
  • OFFICER WELCH: Zane Keadle
  • OFFICER PUDNEY: Franco Vilicongo

Performances run March 27-April 5.

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DESTINY OF DESIRE Runs Feb. 29-March 28

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Feb. 29-March 28
Marx Theatre [Eden Park]

Directed by Jose Luis Valenuela

Burning passion, cunning deception and outrageous melodrama combine in this enormously entertaining homage to Latin American soap operas. A storm brews in the small town of Bellarica, Mexico, when two baby girls are born on the same night in the same hospital. One will have wealth and privilege, and the other will live in poverty. Yet the drama is bound to unfold when a former beauty queen switches the babies at birth in her lust for power. Eighteen years later, fate finds the two girls together again, prompting secrets to be revealed and lies to be unraveled. After all, nothing is impossible in Bellarica! Suitable for adults and older teenage audiences. This Latin-American melodrama features everything there is to love about soap operas: forbidden romance, sexual content, plenty of plotting and scheming, and moments of overly dramatic violence.

  • In preview Sat, Feb. 29 at 8pm & Sun, March 1 at 2pm
  • In preview, Tue-Wed, March 2-4 at 7:30pm
  • Thu, March 5 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 6 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 7 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 8 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, March 10-12 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 13 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 14 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 15 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, March 17-19 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 20 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 21 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 22 at 2pm
  • Tue, March 24 at 7:30pm
  • Wed, March 25 at 1pm
  • Thu, March 26 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 27 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 28 at 4pm & 8pm

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ANNIE JR. Runs Feb. 29-March 9

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Diana Hutchinson as Annie. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Feb. 29-March 9
Taft Theatre [Downtown]

Cast: Katie Arber as Miss Hannigan, David Armando as Bundles/Bert Healy, Cammi Caldwellas Annette, Sara Cox as Mrs. Greer, Celia Joy D’Ascenzo as Molly, Marlo D’Ascenzo as Kate, Isabela De Paz as Susie, Lauren Everett as Grace, Trinity G. Gibson as Duffy, Justin Glaser as Oliver Warbucks, Courtney Hammonds as Pepper, Tommi Harsch as Lily, Alyssa Hart as Tessie, Ndaya Hoskins as Ensemble, Diana Hutchinson as Annie, Kyndra Dyanne Jefferies as Apple Seller/Mrs. Pugh, Julia J. Kirkham as July, Ethan Kuchta as Ensemble, Katelyn Moore as Ensemble, Sara Moore as Ensemble/Servant, Claire Northcut as Star-To-Be, Dain Alan Paige as Drake, Nasir Peterson as Ensemble, Jeremiah Plessinger as Rooster, Sammy Schechter as Ensemble, Mark Ross Schutzman as Ensemble, Kate Stark as Cecille, Jake Stibbe as Ensemble, Nyla Jolie Thomas as Zeldy & CJ Zimmer as Ensemble, 

Leapin’ Lizards! Kick off Leap Year with us! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.

  • Sat, Feb. 29 at 2pm*
  • Sun, March 1 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Fri, MArch 6 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, March 7 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Sun, March 8 at 11am (Sensory-Friendly performance) & 2pm
    *Sign language interpreted.

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