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CASTAWAYS and 6 LITTLE LOVE STORIES on Nov. 12

CPI_Castaways logoCASTAWAYS and 6 LITTLE LOVE STORIES
Presented by Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
Nov. 12
Aronoff Center Fifth Third Bank Theater [Downtown]

Playwright Liz Coley has cast away Ginger and Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island in a far different location than they occupied during the classic TV comedy series.  And, for the second part of the evening, she gives us six very odd couples indeed in stories that are sure to amuse and bemuse.

  • Tue, Nov. 12 at 7:30pm

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THE INS AND OUTS OF LOVE on Oct. 15

CPI_Ins and Outs of Love logoTHE INS AND OUTS OF LOVE
Presented by Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
Oct. 15
Aronoff Center Fifth Third Bank Theater [Downtown]

Nine short plays, some with ‘alternative’ views of romance, will be given staged readings, courtesy of Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative.  CPI acknowledges here that a few (or more) folks regard ‘Sweetest Day’ as a commercial ploy to peddle Valentine’s Day-like commodities — candy, flowers, et al. These stories offer other-than-Hallmark-y themes.

The plays include: A BETTER PLACE by Eric Thomas; A BOY AND HIS FROG by Charles Goetz; SOME ENCHANTED EVENING by Joe Bobbit; PULLING OUT by David Hughes; SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES by Roger Brookfield; THE OLD AND THE NU by David Greenberg; WEDDING BLISSTER by Tami Brady; YES DEAR by Jon Singer & DISTRACTED BY LOVE by Alan Joziak

  • Tue, Oct. 15 at 7:30pm

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PASSACAGLIA On Sept. 10

CPI_Passacaglia logoPASSACAGLIA
Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
Sept. 10
Aronoff Center Fifth Third Bank Theater [Downtown]

Written by Jim DeBrosse

J. S. Bach, the creator of so much inspiring liturgical music, experiences an agonizing ‘dark night of the soul’ in Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative’s reading of Jim DeBrosse’s Passacaglia.  Bach’s conflict with his musical upstart son, Carl Phillipe Emmanuel, exacerbates the older man’s term of trial.  But, in the manner of J. S. Bach’s music, reconciliation and resolution mark the end of his life.

  • Tue, Sept. 10 at 7:30pm

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SHAME BOMB on April 16

CPI_Shame Bomb logoSHAME BOMB
Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
April 16
Aronoff Center Fifth-Third Bank Theater [Downtown]

By Ed Clark

A President whose wife has been assassinated; an energetic Chief of Staff, and an attractive Congresswoman are desperately seeking to pass some sensible gun legislation. But they can’t get it done without the aid of a contemporary Deus ex Machina.

  • Tue, April 16 at 7:30pm

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ALL DECKED OUT and A ROAD TRIP FROM DENVER TO LAS VEGAS On March 19

CPI_Two One Acts logoALL DECKED OUT and A ROAD TRIP FROM DENVER TO LAS VEGAS
Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
March 19
Aronoff Center Fifth-Third Bank Theater [Downtown]

Two one-acts by Barb Timmins

In ALL DECKED OUT, a woman in her PJs frantically seeks help when she finds herself locked out of her new home, unable to get off her elevated deck.  In A ROAD TRIP FROM DENVER TO LAS VEGAS, two BFFs (best female friends) and a niece, sustained by a quantity of pot,  head west through a desert in an ill-equipped van.  The comfort of friendship gives one of the women the strength to get on with her life after she discloses that her long-time marriage has fractured.

  • Tue, March 19 at 7:30pm

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