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DRUNK SANTA X-MAS SPECTACULAR Runs Dec. 4-Jan. 31

CSC_Drunk SantaDRUNK SANTA X-MAS SPECTACULAR
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Dec. 4-Jan. 31
[Online | DVD | Clifton | Mariemont]

This holiday season, Cincinnati’s favorite saucy Aussie Santa Claus-y is back in her very own, brand new holiday video extravaganza- The DRUNK SANTA X-MAS SPECTACULAR!

Get your jolly on from the comfort of your own living room, as Santa and the gang deliver a sleighful of lovingly irreverent holiday hijinks right down your chimney and onto your screen of choice. Jam-packed with special guests, musical numbers, and more, The Drunk Santa X-mas Spectacular is the one-size-fits-all gift that keeps on giving. So you better be good, for goodness sake! Nah, just kidding- do whatever the heck you want, it’s 2020!

Available online from Dec. 4-Jan. 31
$20 per person (honor system)

DVD available via pickup or mail from Dec. 4-18
$50

  • Fri, Dec. 4 at 7:30pm (Esquire)
  • Sun, Dec. 6 at 3pm (Esquire)
  • Wed, Dec. 9 at 7:30pm (Esquire)
  • Sun, Dec. 13 at 12:30pm (Mariemont)
  • Wed, Dec. 16 at 7:30pm (Esquire)
    More dates to be added based on interest.

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The Drama Workshop Releases A BETTER PLACE

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Scott Unes & Susie Unes in A BETTER PLACE.

The Fourth Video in TDW’s Home View Theatre Series

[Cheviot, OH, November 9]A Better Place, the latest installment of The Drama Workshop’s Home View Theatre video series is now available!  The short film is based on an award-winning play by Eric Thomas and is directed by Scott Unes. Scott also stars in the video, playing a man who’s having trouble getting over a breakup. He asks for a ride from a rideshare driver, played by Susie Unes. She agrees to take him on a voyage of the heart to get him to a better place, emotionally.

Of her character, Ms. Unes says, “There is a spiritual aspect to the Driver, in that she ultimately understands where she needs to take the Rider, but she first needs to feel the different emotions that he needs to experience.” Actor/director Scott Unes says of the film, “I chose the work because I like the dynamics between the two characters. I wanted to show the character of the Rider turning inward and being led by the Driver on an inner journey.”

The theatrical staging of A Better Place was produced at The Drama Workshop as part of Home Brew Theatre in 2019. Tickets to stream the video of A Better Place can be purchased at www.thedramaworkshop.org/homeview.

A Better Place is the fourth installment of The Drama Workshop’s Home View Theatre series. Other offerings, all still available online, include Stranded Traveler, written and directed by Eric Thomas, a play about someone asking for money at a bus stop who is challenged to be honest about the request. It features Chris Bishop and Stephanie Klein.   Local Legends was directed by Alexa Justice and features seven local storytellers relaying their favorite ghostly tales.  Some of the stories are related to Cincinnati history. The storytellers are Adrianna Marie Boris, Jeb Brack, Greg Hand, Kat Jones, Kat Klockow, Carolmarie Stock and Bill Stringer. A Paranormal Investigation into The Raven, written and directed by Dennis Murphy, features Besty Bossart and CJ Bossart. Ms. Bossart plays the host of a paranormal investigation show, who is trying to get to the bottom of why a lovelorn man is being tortured by a phantom raven.

Two offerings remain in the six-video series. Amanda Emmons-Shumate will direct Denise’s Do-Over which will be released in early December. This comedy about video dating was written by Susan Decatur and features Peggy Allen, Chris Bishop, Rob Bucher, Kristy Rucker, Jim Swartwout and Jim Waldfogle.  It is an online adaptation of the play that appeared on The Drama Workshop’s stage as part of Home Brew Theatre in 2019. The final video in this series will be The Gift of the Magi adapted for the screen and directed by Dennis Murphy and starring Ray Lebowski, Anna Hazzard and D’Waughn Hazzard.

Tickets for any of the Home View 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 whole series for only $25.

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BASKERVILLE: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Runs Nov. 20-22

FFL_Baskerville logoBASKERVILLE: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Fairfield Footlighters
Nov. 20-22
Fairfield Community Arts Center | Online

Directed by Kevin Noll
Produced by Melissa Noll

Cast: Kevin Noll as Sherlock Holmes, Kent Smith as Dr. Watson, Ray Lebowski as Actor 1, Keegan Burton as Actor 2 &  Anna Rae Brown as Actress 1

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? In person tickets limited to a maximum of 35 seats.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 20-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 22 at 2pm

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THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS Runs Nov. 13-21

GTP_Hallelujah Girls logoTHE HALLELUJAH GIRLS
Gaslight Theater Players
Nov. 13-21
[Georgetown]

Directed by David Little

Cast: Elaine Michael, Lori Bowling, Cathy Woodruff, Jenifer Binder, Jennifer Stewart, Rachel Bellamy, Jeff Carlson, and Kyle Overstake

Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. Join the fun at the SPA-DEE-DAH, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa, where this group of friends gathers every Friday. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they must do it now! The comic tension mounts when an ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor, and Sugar Lee’s archrival vows she’ll stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her. Silliness and fun overflow as the women rally together to overcome these obstacles.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 13-14 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 20 & 21 at 8pm

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THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Runs Nov. 12-Dec. 13

TCTC_The Velveteen Rabbit logoTHE VELVETEEN RABBIT
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Nov. 12-Dec. 13
[Oakley]
Streaming begins Nov. 19

Margery Williams’ award-winning classic tale of a stuffed toy rabbit made real by a child’s enduring love is retold in a modern and delightfully electric holiday musical. In an era of virtual reality and Minecraft, this musical captures the joy and magic of the book you know and love, with a 16-bit digital twist. This happy, hoppy, holiday show will get the entire family into the spirit of the season.

  • Thu-Fri, Nov. 12-13 at 7pm
  • Sat. Nov. 14 at 11am, 2pm & 5pm
  • Sun, Nov. 15 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Thu-Fri, Nov. 19-20 at 7pm
  • Sat. Nov. 21 at 11am, 2pm & 5pm
  • Sun, Nov. 22 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 3-4 at 7pm
  • Sat. Dec. 5 at 11am, 2pm & 5pm
  • Sun, Dec. 6 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 10-11 at 7pm
  • Sat. Dec. 12 at 11am, 2pm & 5pm
  • Sun, Dec. 13 at 2pm & 5pm

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