The Drama Workshop’s Home View Theatre series will close with the release of ‘M BLOOY RETIRED, a comedic crime mystery written by Eric Thomas.
Dennis Murphy, TDW’s Vice President of Productions states that, “’M BLOOY RETIRED is a very fitting choice to bring our successful Home View Theatre series to a close. With this delightful comedy, Home View Theatre has produced 13 short videos over the course of nine months. Not only has Home View Theatre provided funding to support TDW operations during the pandemic, but it has also served as a valuable link between TDW and its subscribers, membership and the broader theatrical community during the many months of isolation. We thank the writers, casts and crews of all of the Home View productions for their time, effort and creativity. They have managed to produce 13 videos safely while working within Covid protocols and restrictions Their courage and dedication to this project is greatly appreciated by TDW and something our audiences would soundly applaud – if they could.”
In ‘M BLOOY RETIRED, retiring Detective Sergeant Royal is given one last assignment – to train rookie Detective Francis – and one last case — to finally bring down his arch-nemesis. Dennis Murphy directed the video and portrays Detective Royal. Detective Francis is played by Nicholas Dunker. Chris Bishop, Stephanie Klein, Lindsey Pullum and Karen Romero round out the stellar cast. The video was edited by Murphy and Eric Thomas. Cal Lumpkin served as videographer and assistant editor.
Tickets to stream ‘M BLOOY RETIRED or any of the Home View Theatre productions can be purchased at www.thedramaworkshop.org/homeview or by calling the box office at (513)598-8303. Single videos are $5 or you can subscribe to the series of six videos for only $25.
The second series of Home View Theatre plays also includes:
The Rules, a comedy by Jessie Faye. As they prepare for a first date, a man and woman reflect on societal pressure, self-doubt, and the complexities of the perfect outfit. TDW is excited to welcome Jeff and Maddy Weinkam to their TDW debut. They played the couple, and Jeff directed the video. The Rules premiered on February 12.
Vir:Us, a collection of monologues written by a group of TDW artists who began a writer’s group during their pandemic downtime. Each monologue, performed by its author, explores how people try to make connections with others during the pandemic. The group of actor/playwrights consist of Chris Bishop, Betsy Bossart, Stephanie Klein, Lindsey Pullum, Fred Tacon and Eric Thomas. Vir:Us premiered on February 26.
Second Story Jobs, a comedy by Fred Tacon that portrays what happens when an extremely overworked tooth fairy visits an adult man. The video is directed by Lynne Aronson and features Michael Sharon and Rusty Lacy. Second Story Jobs premiered on March 12.
Goodwill, a play by Teri Foltz. While clearing out the garage after their mother’s death, a brother and sister learn of a family secret. The cast includes Linda Callahan and Steve Phelan under the direction of Julie Jordan. Goodwill premiered on March 26.
Indian Sign, a drama by Clint Bramkamp in which conflict arises between a man leading a campaign to keep a twenty-eight-foot sign depicting an outdated view of Native Americans in place and a Native American activist who wants to see the sign taken down. Richard Zenk directs the cast which features Jessie Faye and John McInerney. Indian Sign premiered on April 9.
THE DRAMA WORKSHOP was founded in 1954. TDW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing education and promotion of the theatrical arts. The Drama Workshop is widely recognized as one of greater Cincinnati’s most accomplished community theater organizations, garnering dozens of awards annually from the Association of Community Theatres of Greater Cincinnati. TDW’s 2019 production of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” was selected to represent the Southwest Ohio region at the Ohio Community Theatre Association annual conference. TDW was also honored to represent the state of Ohio at the 2013 and 2017 American Association of Community Theatre regional conferences. The Drama Workshop has been recognized by the Cincinnati Preservation Association for their efforts to rehabilitate the former Glenmore Bowl into The Glenmore Playhouse. Prospective members, and individuals or businesses interested in becoming involved or in helping advance TDW’s mission are encouraged to contact the group through our website at www.thedramaworkshop.org, or by phone at 513-598-8303.