The Carnegie Theatre in Collaboration with NKU School of the Arts Presents KEEPER OF THE REALM

TC_Keeper of the Realm logoThe new play by D. Lynn Meyers runs April 1-16

COVINGTON, Ky (March 1, 2022) The Carnegie proudly continues its 2021-22 Theatre Series with KEEPER OF THE REALM, a new play by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s Producing Artistic Director, D. Lynn Meyers, playing on the Otto M. Budig stage weekends April 1-16, 2022.

What happens when middle-aged parents unexpectedly pass, and their twenty-something children get together to decide what happens to their family house and possessions? Add in the parents who haven’t quite moved on and a mysterious person with an eye for encyclopedias. KEEPER OF THE REALM is about those we love and what is never truly lost.

The Carnegie and NKU School of the Arts is working together to produce this new play by Meyers. The bold pairing of educational and creative goals has allowed the students of NKU’s School of the Arts Theatre + Dance Program to work intimately with Meyers to workshop and refine the new playscript throughout the ‘21-22 school year. The Carnegie is debuting this world premier script and kicking off the 20th anniversary of NKU’s YES Festival (The Year End Series), the oldest collegiate new-play festival in the country. The YES Festival will host three world-premiere plays, including this first-ever regional collaboration.

“The Carnegie is proud to partner with D. Lynn Meyers and NKU on this production to bring an amazing show to Northern Kentucky,” said Maggie Perrino, Theatre Director at The Carnegie. “In her extensive career, Meyers has directed more than 100 world and regional premieres at Ensemble Theatre. In combination with her work with students from the NKU School of the Arts, guests can expect a one-of-a-kind performance that will tug at your heartstrings.”

Performances of KEEPER OF THE REALM run weekends April 1-16, with an initial Friday, April 1 performance at 7:30 p.m. followed by performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25-$28. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday noon–5 p.m., in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940, or online at Patrons seeking group or student tickets should call to make arrangements. Digital production programs will be available at each performance.

CONTENT ADVISORY:  Production includes adult themes and language. Not recommended for children under 12. 

The Carnegie’s 2021-22 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support for The Carnegie’s Theatre Series comes from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet. 

For the safety of guests and staff, event attendees are requested to wear a mask while inside of The Carnegie. This policy will be updated according to local and state health ordinances as needed. 


About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from the Carol Ann and Ralph V Haile, Jr Foundation, Cincinnati International Wine Festival, the City of Covington, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, and the Kentucky Arts Council.


  • Luke – Braxton Bell
  • Hope – Lexie Woodroof
  • Grace – Mo Cox
  • T – Alexia Daniels
  • Mother- Elizabeth Leigh Taylor
  • Father- Randy Bailey


  • Playwright- D. Lynn Meyers
  • Director- Brian Robertson
  • Stage Manager- Shauna Nelson
  • Asst. Stage Manager- Sage Daman
  • Scenic Designer- Sarah Beth Hall
  • Lighting Designer- Aiden Bezark
  • Costume Designer- Helen Raymond Goers
  • Wardrobe Manager- Andie Angel
  • Technical Director- Doug Stock
  • Producer- Maggie Perrino

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