Chantal Jean-Pierre as Cleopatra & Nicholas Rose as Marc Antony. Photo by Cal Harris.
Part two of CSC’s special theatrical event, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA is the rarely-staged epic sequel to Julius Caesar. The victors of Rome’s civil war have divided the Empire amongst themselves, and Marc Antony has traveled to exotic Egypt to take up rule over his corner of the globe. There he encounters Egypt’s mysterious monarch, the irresistibly entrancing Cleopatra. Their impassioned love affair ultimately pits their two countries against each other and will change the face of the ancient world forever.
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Cast members from Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s production of VIOLET take us behind-the-scenes into rehearsals for this award-winning musical by Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley.
For more information about the production visit https://behindthecurtaincincy.com/2016/04/03/violet-runs-may-3-22/
A play of politics and ideas, PENTECOST details the discovery of a painting stunningly similar to Giotto di Bondone’s The Lamentation in an abandoned church in Eastern Europe. If proven to pre-date the master’s work, the fresco will revolutionize Western Art. A dramatic power struggle ensues, as representatives from the worlds of art history, religion and politics stake their claims for the ultimate prize. The unexpected arrival of 12 asylum seekers sets events spiraling toward an explosive climax.
Performances run Sept. 30-Oct. 4. For more information visit https://behindthecurtaincincy.com/2015/08/31/pentecost-runs-sept-30-oct-4/.
The world changes overnight. On September 12, 2001, Ben Harcourt finds himself in the downtown apartment of his lover, Abby Prescott–who also happens to be his boss…. Will Ben let his family know he’s alive, or will he and Abby take the chance to create a new life for themselves?
Performances continue through Sept. 19. For more information visit https://behindthecurtaincincy.com/2015/09/07/the-mercy-seat-runs-sept-11-19/
Molly Israel as Karlie, Patrick E. Phillips as Peter & Annie Fitzpatrick as Caroline. Photo by Ryan Kurtz.
Caroline, a veteran social worker, thinks she has a typical case on her hands when she meets Peter and Karlie, two teenage drug addicts accused of neglecting their baby. But, when she places their infant daughter in the care of Karlie’s mother, Caroline ignites a family conflict that exposes a shadowy, secretive past—and forces her to make a risky decision. Powerful and arresting, this is a heartbreaking and unforgettable tale about moral ambiguity and knowing how to do good in the world.
Performances continue through Sept. 27. For more information visit https://behindthecurtaincincy.com/2015/08/06/luna-gale-runs-sept-8-27/