Mariemont Players Announces EVELYN IN PURGATORY

MPI_Evelyn in Purgatory promo

Photo by Kristy Rucker.

Mariemont Players presents Evelyn in Purgatory a dark comedy by Topher Payne at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road (just East of Mariemont), January 10-26, 2020.

A sort of Breakfast Club for teachers, Evelyn in Purgatory shows what happens when teachers land in their own version of detention. A claim of improper behavior by a failing student lands Evelyn Reid in the New York Public School’s Reassignment Center, one of a series of empty offices in the Department of Education Building. There she encounters a group of teachers who must sit and wait for their cases to be reviewed. Some are guilty, some are not, but all have long since lost any hope of returning to a classroom.  Over the course of the school year, these colleagues form an unlikely alliance, reminding each other of forgotten passions, emerging to face life outside in unexpected new directions. They also learn French, workshop a screenplay…and learn some troubling secrets about each other.

Evelyn in Purgatory is directed by Jennifer Keith, produced by Patrick Kramer Betsy Bossart, and features the talents of Heather AbbottChessie VigranCathy RossAimée WardChuck IngramEvan Blanton, and Robert Weidle.

Come visit our beautifully renovated auditorium complete with more comfortable seating, new carpeting, fresh paint, aisle lighting, enhanced stage lighting, state-of-the-art sound, and a sound induction loop for those with hearing aid T switches and head sets for those with low hearing issues.


  • 8 PM Friday, January 10th (Opening Night Reception)
  • 8 PM Saturday, January 11th
  • 2 PM Sunday, January 12th
  • 7:30 PM Thursday, January 16th
  • 8 PM Friday, January 17th
  • 8 PM Saturday, January 18th
  • 2 PM Sunday, January 19th
  • 7 PM Sunday, January 19th
  • 7:30 PM Thursday, January 23rd
  • 8 PM Friday, January 24th
  • 3 PM Saturday, January 25th
  • 8 PM Saturday, January 25th
  • 2 PM Sunday, January 26th

To order tickets for Evelyn in Purgatory, 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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