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2021-2022 Season Announced by Mariemont Players

MPI_logo 2020Mariemont Players, Inc. is pleased to announce our 2021-2022 season! Circumstances permitting, we are hopeful to start our season as planned in September. This is, of course, subject to change, and specific dates for each production will be determined and announced closer to the summer. Information on ticketing and subscriptions will also be available at a later date. We look forward to welcoming you all back to the theater when it is safe to do so!

The Outsider – By Paul Slade Smith
Directed by Doug Berlon
Comedy
September 2021

Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be governor. He’s terrified of public speaking, and his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office – unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo – By Alfred Uhry
Directed by Aaron Whitehead
Comedy/Drama
November 2021

In December 1939, Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere and Hitler’s invading Poland, but members of Atlanta’s Jewish-German elite are more concerned with who’s going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Amidst comedy, romance, and unexpected turns, the Freitag family is forced to face where they come from and deal with who they really are. Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play.

To Be Announced
Directed by Derek Snow
January 2022

Ripcord – By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Becky Collins
Comedy
March 2022

For 4 years, irritable and sarcastic Abby Binder has kept a room to herself at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, through sheer force of her rude personality. Nursing disappointment at the direction her life has taken, she has no room for distraction. When bubbly, bright, and unbearably cheerful Marilyn Dunne is placed in her room, Abby tries her usual tricks, but fails to scare her annoying new roommate away. Ripcord is an enemies-to-friends story for a pair of excellently well-rounded, mature women.

Ada and the Engine – By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Darren Lee
Biographical/Drama
May 2022

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul mate Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge—a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future.

Harvey – By Mary Chase
Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn
Comedy
July 2022

Harvey is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey – a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, are determined to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka.

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2020-2021 Season Updated at Mariemont Players

MPI_logo 2020As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking all government and public health official recommendations into consideration.

Based on the current status and projections for the coming months, the MPI Board of Directors has decided to postpone our September production of THE OUTSIDER and our November production of THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO. Although it saddens us to delay the opening of these two shows, both productions will be moved to our 2021-2022 season and we are so excited to bring these shows to life the way they deserve to be!

If possible, EARTH AND SKY which was cancelled at the beginning of the pandemic will be produced in January 2021.

It has been so difficult to continue putting live theater on hold the last 5 months, but we remain committed to keeping everyone who enters our theater safe and well so that, when it is safe to return, we can do so stronger than ever.

Regarding season ticket subscriptions:
Because of the uncertainty surrounding when live theater will be safe to resume, the Board of Directors has decided not to sell season ticket subscriptions for the 2020-2021 season. Instead, we will sell tickets on a show-by-show basis, giving priority/presale opportunities to last season’s subscribers. Depending on when we are able to produce shows again, we may also sell a reduced subscription package, which will be based on the number of shows our 2020-2021 season produces.

The Board of Directors will decide, two months before a show’s scheduled opening, whether or not the show will be produced, and make announcements accordingly.

Please check our website, www.mariemontplayers.com, or our Facebook page (Mariemont Players Inc.) for the most current information and updates.

Thank you for being part of our community. We miss you, and we look forward to seeing you at MPI as soon as it is safe to do so.

See this announcement on YouTube.

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2019-2020 Orchid Awards for Mariemont Players

MPI_logo 2020GREASE

  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATER PERFORMANCE – Adrianna Boris
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATER PERFORMANCE – DeVohn Jackson
  • EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY – Jackie Miesle
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Dan Dermody
  • EXCELLENCE IN HAIR/WIGS – Manny Frias
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUMES – Katherine Jane
  • EXCELLENCE IN VOCAL DIRECTION – Zachery Riggins

IS HE DEAD?

  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Patrick Kramer
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Danny Davies
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Ryan Bowron
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Cat Cook
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Darren Lee
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Dan Dermody
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DECOR – Vicki Rafferty, Dan Dermody
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Bill Pauly & Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUMES – Elizabeth Molloy
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Jackie Miesle, Vicki Rafferty, Aimee Ward
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Vicki Rafferty, Patricia Mullins

BROADWAY BOUND

  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY – Jerry Wiesenhahn & Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Jerry Wiesenhahn & Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Linda Callahan
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Jake Hart
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUMES – Sharon Ann Shelton
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING – Jerry Wiesenhahn
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Kristen Vincenty
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DECOR – Vicki Rafferty
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Bill Pauly, Ryan Oelker

EVELYN IN PURGATORY

  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Jennifer Keith & Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Heather Abbott
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Cathy Ross
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Chessie Vigran
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Evan Blanton
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Chuck Ingram
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING – Aimee Ward
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUMES – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Betsy Bossart, Patrick Kramer
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Ryan Oelker
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DECOR – Vicki Rafferty
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Jennifer Keith
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Jef Brown
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Becky Collins

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Director Applications Being Accepted for 2021-2022 Season at Mariemont Players

MPI_logo 2020Director Applications being accepted for Mariemont Players 2021-2022 Season

The Mariemont Players Artistic Committee is beginning work to select directors and plays for our 2021 –  2022 Season.  The season runs from September, 2021 thru July, 2022.

Mareimont Players hope to present theatre that make our audience think and feel about what they see on our stage. We want our patrons to be entertained but just as importantly we want them to feel an emotional connection to the material.

Our season slots are September, November, January, March, May, and July. The committee is looking for comedies that can make an audience laugh, a drama that makes them cry, or best of all a show that can do both. It could be a mystery that keeps them guessing until the end or a musical that has them singing in their seats. It could be a favorite classic with a fresh production or an exciting new show.

In addition, we want to provide opportunities for local actors, designers, and technicians to continue to grow and develop as artists.

Deadline for applications is July 15, 2019.  Please contact Arny Stoller, Chair, Mariemont Players Artistic committee
arny@covap.com

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THE ART OF DINING at Mariemont Players Cancelled due to COVID-19

MPI_logo 2020Dear MPI Community,

As we continue to learn more about the COVID-19 health crisis, and public health officials forecast the coming months, the Mariemont Players board of directors has made the very difficult decision to cancel our May production of The Art of Dining.

As you know, there is currently a ban on gatherings of more than 100 people in the state of Ohio, and at this time, we don’t know when it will be lifted. Also, the CDC has recommended that organizations do not hold gatherings of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, which takes us into the middle of the run for The Art of Dining. This creates a significant amount of uncertainty and we refuse to risk the safety of our patrons, cast, and crew.

In this difficult time, many arts organizations are having to cancel their productions in the best interest of public health and safety. If you have tickets to a live performing arts event which is canceled due to COVID-19, please consider donating your ticket to the organization.

If you would like a refund for your tickets, we are more than happy to issue one. Please contact the box office at 513-684-1236 or email us at waltoncreektheater@gmail.com, if you would like a refund. As it is tax season, our accountant is extremely busy, so we do ask that patrons requesting refunds allow us reasonable time to process each refund.

We will continue to monitor the situation, and we fully intend to be back on stage as soon as our public health officials declare it is safe to do so. Keep an eye on mariemontplayers.com, as well as our Facebook page, for updates.

Thank you for your continued and valued support of Mariemont Players. We look forward to seeing you at the theater as soon as possible.

Regards,
Patrick Kramer
President, MPI Board of Directors

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