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AIRNESS Runs Oct. 21-Nov. 7

HRTC_Airness logoAIRNESS
Human Race Theatre Company
Oct. 21-Nov. 7
Loft Theatre [Dayton]

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage? Following her mission to shred or be shredded, Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself.

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  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 21-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 24 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Wed, Oct. 26-27 at 7pm
  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 28-30 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 31 at 2pm
  • Tue-Wed, Nov. 2-3 at 7pm
  • Thu-Sat, Nov. 4-6 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 7 at 2pm

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LOOPED Runs Aug. 5-22

HRTC_Looped logoLOOPED
Human Race Theatre Company
Aug. 5-22
The Loft Theatre [Dayton]

Based on a real event, which has been the subject of gossip for years in Hollywood, LOOPED takes place in the summer of 1965, when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead, well-known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit, needed eight hours to redub – or loop – one line of dialogue for her last movie, Die! Die! My Darling! Bankhead’s outsized personality dominates the young, frustrated film editor who is knocked for a loop by the tempestuous stage and screen icon. Rated R. Ages 18 and up.

  • Thu-Sat, Aug. 5-7 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 8 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Wed, Aug. 10-11 at 7 pm
  • Thu-Sat, Aug. 12-14 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 15 at 2pm
  • Tue-Wed, Aug. 17-18 at 7pm
  • Thu-Sat, Aug. 19-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 22 at 2pm

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THE REVOLUTIONISTS Available June 23-July 4

HRTC_The Revolutionists logoTHE REVOLUTIONISTS
Human Race Theatre Company
June 23-July 4
[Online]

Directed by Margarett Perry

Cast: Ginna Hoben as Olympe de Gouges, Maggie Lou Rader as Marie Antionette, Tess Talbot as Charlotte Corday & Torie Wiggins as Marianne Angelle

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, but feeling a bit like Sex and the City circa 1793 Paris. Charlotte Corday (assassin), Olympe de Gouges (playwright), Marie Antoinette (former queen), and Marianne Angelle (Haitian rebel) are all committed to finding Equality for Women while trying to figure out what it means to be “revolutionary.” This grand and zany comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world without losing our heads.

  • Available for streaming Wed, June 23-Sun, July 4

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NOW AND THEN Available April 28-May 9

HRTC_Now and Then logoNOW AND THEN
Human Race Theatre Company
April 28-May 9
[Online]

Directed by Marya Spring Cordes

Cast: Justin McCombs  as Jamie, Maggie Lou Rader as Abby, Scott Stoney & Libby Holley Scancarello as the unexpected customers

The play takes us to a neighborhood bar in 1981 where Jamie is closing up when a last-minute customer enters and offers Jamie and his girlfriend Abby $2,000 to sit and have a drink with him.  Who wouldn’t take it?  But the unusual conversation, and the appearance of a second customer, makes the unbelievable begin to look like it just might be true.

  • Available for streaming Wed, April 28-Sun, May 9

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Love, Time and Starting Over at the Heart of NOW AND THEN at Human Race

HRTC_Now and Then logoThe Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton’s premier professional theatre company, is excited to begin its 34th season with the romantic comedy/drama Now and Then by Sean Grennan.  It will be available exclusively on the streaming platform Broadway On Demand starting April 28, 2021 – the 35th birthday of The Human Race.

“Our timing of this first production marks both our commitment to keeping our artists safe while also celebrating our 35 years as Dayton’s professional theatre company,” states Human Race Artistic Director and Founding Member, Kevin Moore.  “Unlike previous ‘pandemic projects,’ this production is fully staged on location and filmed, another first for us.  This allows us to share our work with our audience while keeping everyone safe until we can return to in-person performances at the Loft Theatre.”

The play takes us to a neighborhood bar in 1981 where Jamie is closing up when a last-minute customer enters and offers Jamie and his girlfriend Abby $2,000 to sit and have a drink with him.  Who wouldn’t take it?  But the unusual conversation, and the appearance of a second customer, makes the unbelievable begin to look like it just might be true.

Director Marya Spring Cordes has assembled an amazing quartet of actors.  Playing the couple Jamie and Abby are real-life married couple, Justin McCombs and Maggie Lou Rader.  And as the unexpected customers are Human Race Resident Actor and Founding Member Scott Stoney, and local actress Libby Holley Scancarello.

The fifth character in the play is the bar, and we are grateful to Mudlick Tap House for providing the location for our production.  Our Director of Photography, Editor and head of film production is Shaunn Baker of WorldStage Media.  Our Production Stage Manager is Jacquelyn Duncan.  Costume by Janet G. Powell;  Scenic Elements and Props by Alexander Capeneka; Lighting by John Rensel;  Sound by Jay Brunner.

Now and Then will be available on the Broadway on Demand platform from April 28 – May 9, 2021.  Current subscribers will receive an email with their personal link to watch the show.  Single tickets will be available April 1 (no fooling) at Broadway on Demand by using this link:  https://livestream.broadwayondemand.com/human-race/

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