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2023-2024 Season Announced by Falcon Theatre


Plays Focused on Identity, Perception and Humanity

(Newport, KY) — Falcon Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Ted J. Weil, announces Falcon Theatre’s 2023-24 Season, presenting a mix of contemporary works and regional U.S. premieres. This season mark’s Falcon’s 20th anniversary in Newport, KY!

The regional premiere of Two Point OH  by Jeffrey Jackson brings the world of artificial intelligence to the stage in a way that is both haunting and exhilarating.

Two Point OH feels like science fiction one moment and today’s news the next.  A pioneering software mogul dies and a virtual simulation of him begins appearing to his business partners and his widow.  What follows is a timely exploration of what it means to be alive…asking the questions our society must be addressing now as we stand on the brink of a world where AI is everywhere.

Another regional premier, Home, I’m Darling by Laura Wade takes a uniquely fascinating view of domestic life.

In her dark comedy about choosing the life you want to live, Laura Wade’s characters discover that it isn’t easy to turn back the clock to a simpler time.  The characters’ choices make them question everything from sex to careers to their very relationship with each other and everyone around them.

Written and originally performed by Leonard Nimoy at the Guthrie Theatre, Vincent explores the life of Vincent Van Gogh in a way that transcends a simple biography.

Artists are traditionally seen as tortured souls and Vincent Van Gogh is one of the world’s most famously tormented artists.  This story, told by Vincent’s brother, delves deeply into Vincent’s early obsession with religion, salvation and love…all while using the artist’s paintings and drawings as a backdrop to stunningly crystalize his soul on stage. 

The Other Place by Sharr White tells a deeply personal account of losing one’s identity.

When Juliana Smithton takes the stage, it appears we’re watching her give one more of a long string of sales pitches for a breakthrough new drug.  Her commentary to the audience provides a window to her inner monologue as she rattles through her presentation.  But as her comments veer further and further from the lecture hall, we discover a much darker and painful truth.  This play is an unforgettable journey through the human mind.

Breaking The Code by Hugh Whitemore tells the story of Alan Turing, the mathematician who cracked the Nazi code during World War II, saving countless lives from German U-Boats.

Breaking The Code tells us much about Turing’s work with British intelligence during the war, but it tells us far more about the man himself and the persecution he endured after.  A brilliant mathematician, Turing was also a gay man living in England in the 1940s…a time when homosexuality was still a crime.  His life and personal struggles were as complicated as the wartime codes he eventually cracked, and they proved far more difficult to unravel.

Ted J. Weil, Producing Artistic Director, says, “There’s never been a more important time to examine our own personal identities.  Social media, artificial intelligence and the degradation of truth in news have all created a world where our personal challenges to find ourselves are of utmost importance.  I’m thrilled with our upcoming season of plays and I believe this is one of the most timely and important seasons we’ve ever assembled.”

The Falcon Theatre 2023 – 2024 Season dates, creative teams, and ticket purchasing information will be available online at falcontheater.net. 



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FLYIN’ WEST Runs May 12-27

Falcon Theatre
May 12-27

Directed by Piper N. Davis

Cast: Burgess Byrd*, Alfred Gover, Bryana Bentley, Shantel Routt, Kenny Rayborn and Jazz McMullen

*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States 

Facing problems ranging from the inevitability of long, cold winters, to the possibility of domestic violence, to the continuing spectra of racial conflict, the women of FLYIN’ WEST include Miss Leah, the old woman whose memories of slavery and its aftermath comprise a living oral history; Sophie Washington, whose determination to protect her land and those she loves puts to rest forever the requirement that western archetypes be white and male; Fannie Mae Dove, the gentle sister, trying to civilize the frontier with fine china and roses, who finds herself falling in love with their soft-spoken neighbor, Wil Parish; and Minnie Dove Charles, the headstrong baby sister whose mulatto husband, Frank, introduces a danger into the household that tests their sisterhood in unexpected ways.

  • Fri-Sat, May 12-13 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 18-20 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 25-27 at 8pm

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FLYIN’ WEST: A Powerful Tale of Courage and Resilience Comes to Live on Stage at Falcon Theatre


FT_Flyin West(Newport, KY) — Falcon Theatre is proud to announce its final production of the 2022-2023 season, Flyin’ West. Written by Pearl Cleage and directed Piper N. Davis, this breathtaking play tells the story of four African American women who journey to the western frontier in search of freedom and independence in the late 19th century.

Set against the backdrop of a harsh and unforgiving landscape, Flyin’ West explores the struggles and triumphs of a group of brave and determined women who refuse to let anyone stand in their way. From the challenges of homesteading to the difficulties of confronting racial prejudice, the characters in Flyin’ West demonstrate a fierce resilience that is both inspiring and moving.

Flyin’ West is a deeply relevant story about love, family, and freedom and has been praised by audiences and critics alike for its compelling storytelling, rich characters, and thought-provoking themes. Producing Artistic Director Ted J. Weil says, “Flyin’ West is a story that needs to be toldnow more than ever, and I am thrilled we will be presenting it with this talented team of artists.”

The cast includes Cincinnati favorite Burgess Byrd* as well as Alfred Gover, Bryana Bentley, Shantel Routt, Kenny Rayborn and Jazz McMullen.

Performances are May 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27, 2023 at 8:00 PM EST. Ticket prices are $28 for adults and $15 for students with valid id. Visit falcontheater.net for details and to reserve your seats.

*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States 

Health and Safety Information
In keeping with our policy of putting safety first and responding to national and local health and safety guidelines, Falcon will no longer require vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests of our patrons. Masks are welcome and strongly recommended, but not required. Please read through all our health and safety guidelines here for full details, which will be updated with all the latest changes so check back before coming to the theater to ensure you understand the current safety guidelines.

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Falcon Theatre
March 17-April 1

Directed by Tracy M. Schoster

Cast: Eileen Earnest

You’re six years old. Mom’s in the hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

  • Fri-Sat, March 17-18 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, March 23-25 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, March 30-April 1

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EVERY BRILLIANT THING Takes the Stage at Falcon Theatre


“[A] heart-wrenching, hilarious play…One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop…There is something tough being confronted here—the guilt of not being able to make those we love happy—and it is explored with unflinching honesty.” —The Guardian (UK)


(Newport, KY) — Falcon Theatre continues their successful 2022-23 season with the phenomenal, Every Brilliant Thing.

Every Brilliant Thing deftly balances humor, sincerity and sensitivity to create a unique night of theater.  This is a story told by one actor about a list she started when she was seven years old. The list of “every brilliant thing” in the world begins as a reaction to her mother’s mental health and grows throughout the production into a throughline for her life and her own struggles with mental health. The end result is beautifully captivating, eye-wateringly funny and completely unforgettable.

This joyfully touching production is directed by Tracy M. Schoster and features Eileen Earnest as the solo performer.

Performances are March 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 31 & April 1, 2023. All performances at 8:00 PM. Ticket prices are $28 for adults and $15 for students with valid ID. Visit falcontheater.net for details and to reserve your seats.


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