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2017-18 Season Lineup Announced at Falcon Theatre

FT_logoNewport, KY — February 21, 2017 — Falcon Theatre Artistic Director Ted Weil has announced the theater’s slate of plays for its 2017-18 season. The lineup offers a wide range of dramatic genres and styles…from a tragic twentieth-century American classic…to a pair of troubling tales that explore issues facing today’s society…to a powerful, contemporary reimagining of a familiar two-hundred-year-old Gothic saga that’s still relevant to our modern world.

Production dates have not been set, so the list of plays is in no particular order.

  • FRANKENSTEIN by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley — Born and cast into a cruel and hostile world, Victor Frankenstein’s grotesque and bewildered Creature wanders the world, seeking acceptance and compassion. As he becomes increasingly desperate and vengeful, the Creature confronts his horror-struck creator to strike a terrifying deal. This deeply disturbing tale examines issues of scientific responsibility and morality, parental neglect, and the nature of good and evil.
  • POOR BEHAVIOR by Theresa Rebeck — A weekend in the country for two couples spins out of control when Maureen makes jealous and reckless accusations of infidelity between her husband Ian and their old friend Ella. As Ella’s husband Peter makes a futile attempt to control the domestic carnage, the story develops into a fiercely funny and farcical commentary on the unexpected ease of betrayal and the fragility of marriage.
  • A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee Williams — Blanche DuBois, a woman whose existence has been undermined by a lifetime of romantic illusions, arrives at her sister’s New Orleans apartment, seeking to stay for a while after the loss of their family’s ancestral home. Ensuing friction between Blanche and Stanley Kowalski, her sister Stella’s husband, leads to a tragic, inevitable conclusion.
  • THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh — In an unnamed totalitarian state, a writer whose macabre fairy tales are eerily similar to a series of child murders is interrogated by government officials. The unsettling and darkly humorous story that follows is an unblinking examination of the power, nature, and purpose of art.
  • A GREAT WILDERNESS by Samuel D. Hunter — Walt, a gentle-natured leader of a Christian retreat, has devoted decades of his life to “curing” gay teens of their homosexuality. Packing up his life and preparing for a reluctant retirement, Walt is pressured into accepting one last client. When that client disappears into the Idaho wilderness, Walt is forced to examine the possibility that he has been deceiving himself and others for the bulk of his life. The story navigates complex moral terrain and explores the inconstant strength of personal convictions.

Artistic Director Ted Weil: “We’re extremely excited about the year. We strive to build well-rounded seasons, with a balance of classics and newer works, including area premieres. This slate of plays is true to our mission and gives our patrons a diversity of productions that will appeal to every taste.”

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Cast Announced for THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE at Falcon Theatre

FT_logoFalcon Theatre has announced the cast for THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE running Jan. 27-Feb. 11.

The cast includes:

  • Craig Branch as Ransome Foster
  • Erin Carr as Hallie Jackson
  • Allen R. Middleton as Bert Barricune
  • Derek Snow as Jim Mosten
  • Mike Hall as Liberty Valance
  • Terry Gosdin as Marshal Johnson
  • Nathan Tubbs as Jake Dowitt/Gang/Student/etc
  • Paul Kerford Wilson as Deputy/Gang/Student/etc
  • Jay Dallas Benson as Mourner/Gang/Student/etc
  • Ed Cohen as the Narrator

The show is directed by Tara Williams. For more information visit http://falcontheater.net.

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TOXIC AVENGER The Musical Runs Sept. 30-Oct. 15

ft_the-toxic-avenger-logoTOXIC AVENGER The Musical
Falcon Theatre
Sept. 30-Oct. 15
Newport

Directed by Charles Russell
Music direction by Jay P. Myers
Choreographed by Pam Blessing

Cast: Zach Huffman, Katie McCarthy, Amy Grace Curtis, DeAndre Smith & Robert Breslin

Based on a 1984 cult classic, this romantic musical features a nerd-turned-hero who tries to clean up corruption in New Jersey. Falcon is proud to present this regional premiere to the Cincinnati area.

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 6-8 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 13-15 at 8pm

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Auditions Announced for RABBIT HOLE at Falcon Theatre

FT_logoFalcon is pleased to offer auditions for RABBIT HOLE on September 13-14, 2016 at Falcon Theatre.

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script. All positions paid. RABBIT HOLE runs Fridays, Saturdays and two Thursdays, March 24 through April 8th.

Questions? Contact director Tracy Schoster at tschoster@falcontheatre.net

Characters:

  • Becca—a grieving mother in her late thirties or early forties. Tough and uncompromising, she cannot tolerate insincerity or impracticality.
    Howie—Becca’s husband, a patient man who specializes in pretending everything is fine.
  • Izzy—Becca’s younger sister, in her late twenties or early thirties. A perennial party girl who never grew up, Izzy is still trying to find herself.
  • Nat—Becca and Izzy’s mother, an opinionated alcoholic with a knack for sticking her foot in her mouth.
  • Jason—an awkward and nerdy seventeen-year-old boy who accidentally killed Becca and Howie’s son when the little boy ran in front of his car.

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Cincinnati LAB Theatre Premieres New Works

CINCINNATI LAB THEATRE ANNOUNCES
2016 NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

August 4 – 13, 2016

FT_logoCINCINNATI, July 7, 2016 — Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s New Works Festival will present two fully staged workshop productions and two original play readings in a rotating festival repertoire over two weekends, August 4 – August 13, 2016.  All performances will be presented at Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth St, Newport, KY.

Cincinnati LAB Theatre, now in its third producing season, is thrilled to find a permanent home and begin an exciting new partnership as a division of Falcon Theatre.  Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s past productions include Buckeye by Elizabeth a. Harris, An Evening with Stephen Crane by Phil Paradis, and Identity: An Evening of Three Twenty-Minute Plays.

Part of Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s mission is to provide area playwrights with opportunities to develop their work through a traditional workshop process, while utilizing some of the area’s finest professional actors. Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s New Works Festival is comprised of three different series that will present new and innovative works in various stages of development, encourage open and honest discussions, and allow audiences an inside look into the creative process.

WORKSHOP SERIES:   The New Works Festival Workshop Series will present two brand-new worskhop productions written by local playwrights:

CHASE THE DRAGON by Kirk Sheppard.  Peter wants to make a difference; his chosen career path should allow him to do so.  But sometimes people run from their past, and other times they chase it. CHASE THE DRAGON is a brand-new play by Kirk Sheppard that explores the lives of at-risk youth and what happens when we don’t have a handle on our own history.  Directed by Jared D. Doren.  Cast:  Carter Bratton, Rupert Spraul, Bob Allen, Tess Talbot and Henry Howland.  Performances August 4, 6, and 12, 2016, at 8pm.

JUDAS by Elizabeth a. Harris.  A betrayer, an outcast, a pariah, the lowest of the low: This is Judas. Or is it? How would our views of Christianity and the Messiah change if we discovered Judas was actually Jesus’ most trusted disciple? JUDAS, a new play by Elizabeth a. Harris, based on the Gospel of Judas, examines the limits of love and self-sacrifice and asks the question: “What would you do if the person you loved most in the world asked you to perform the ultimate betrayal for the good of all humanity?”  Directed by Elizabeth a. Harris.  Cast:  Brian Berendts and Derek Snow.  Performances August 5, 11, and 13, 2016 at 8pm.

DISCOVERY SERIES:  The New Works Festival Discovery Series will complement our Workshop Series productions.  Guest speakers and/or panelists will lead pre-show discussions that focus on social themes and current topics related to the productions.  Pre-performance lectures are scheduled on Thursday, August. 4 (CHASE THE DRAGON) and Thursday, August 11 (JUDAS) at 7pm.

PLAY READING SERIES:  The New Works Festival Play Reading Series will present readings of new plays currently under development by local playwrights.

3SOME by Brian Griffin.  Expectations are shattered and lives are changed when three strangers meet one evening and get something none of them bargained for. Saturday, August 5, 2016 at 5:30pm.

MEDUSA IN YOU by Valetta Anderson.  The murder of the innocents is something no people forget.  And the innocents are every woman’s child, whatever age and swaddled in any color of skin.  Saturday, August 12, 2016 at 5:30pm.

Single Tickets and 2016 New Works Festival All-Access Pass

Single tickets to the 2016 Cincinnati LAB Theatre New Works Festival may be purchased online in advance or at the door.

Workshop Series:

  • $15 Adult – General Admisssion per performance
  • $10 Student – General Admission per performance

Play Reading Series:  

  • $5 – General Admission per performance

Discovery Series:

  • Pre-performance lectures are free and open to the public.

All-Access Pass

  • Save $15 and experience all that Cincinnati LAB Theatre has to offer this season!  2016 All-Access Passes are on sale now for $25.  2016 All-Access passes allow general admission entry for passholders into all 2016 Cincinnati LAB Theatre New Works Festival events.

To purchase Single Tickets or a 2016 ALL ACCESS Pass online please visit:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/762706

About Cincinnati LAB Theatre
Cincinnati LAB Theatre is an organization for established and emerging playwrights and performers in the Greater Cincinnati area and is dedicated to a collaborative creative process that will present established works of drama and develop new plays through a traditional workshop model. Cincinnati LAB Theatre will provide a solid platform for artists to cultivate, strengthen, and hone their artistic crafts and talents and offer quality theatre for Cincinnati audiences.

Cincinnati LAB Theatre is a division of Falcon Theatre.

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