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Auditions Announced for IS HE DEAD? at Mariemont Players

MPI_logoIS HE DEAD? by Mark Twain/adapted by David Ives
Directed by Michele Mascari

Performance Dates Sept. 13 to 29, 2019
Walton Creek Theater

7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, April 30 and May 2
Green Room/Lobby at the Walton Creek Theater
4101 Walton Creek Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227

The focuses on a fictional version of the great French painter, Jean-François Millet, as an impoverished artist in Barbizon, France. With the help of his colleagues, he stages his own death in order to increase the value of his paintings and afterwards dresses as a woman to keep his secret safe. Combining elements of burlesquefarce, and social satire, the comedy relies on such devices as cross-dressing, mistaken identities, and romantic deceptions to tell its story, which raises questions about fame, greed, and the value of art.

CAST OF CHARACTERS (7 men, 4 women)

  • Jean-François Millet/Widow Daisy Tillou – Male, 30ish (strong, good, creative)
  • Bastien Andre, art dealer and moneylender – Male, 30-40 (greedy)
  • Marie Leroux, Millet’s girlfriend – Female 25-30 (sweet, innocent, in love)
  • Papa Louis Leroux, Marie’s father – Male, mid 60s (protective, not well)
  • Cecile Leroux, Marie’s sister – Female, 25-30 (savvy young woman)
  • Hans von Bismarck (“Dutchy”), Millet’s friend – Male, 30ish (German)
  • Phelim O’Shaughnessy, Millet’s friend – Male, 30ish (Irish)
  • Agamemnon Buckner (“Chicago”), Millet’s friend – Male, 40s (American) These three characters are Jean-Francois’s best friends and cohorts in life and helpers in making sales.
  • Madame Caron, Millet’s landlady – Female (plays elderly, but not decrepit)
  • Madame Bathilde, Millet’s landlady – Female (plays elderly, but not decrepit) These two ladies are dearest friends and companions. They are lovely in demeanor and personalities.
  • Unnamed male in several small comic roles – Male, 20s to 40s (scene-stealer)


  • No monologue required
  • Provide your theater resume/headshot
  • Personal introduction to audition panel – tell us a bit about yourself
  • Tell a joke (no knock-knock jokes please)
  • Cold readings from the script; will include reading opposite other auditionees
  • No dialect necessary except for those auditioning for Dutchy, who should try a German accent, and those auditioning for Phelim, who should attempt an Irish dialect.
  • Be prepared for group improvisations.



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OUT OF STERNO Runs May 10-26

MPI_Out of Sterno logoOUT OF STERNO
Mariemont Players Inc.
May 10-26
[Walton Creek]

Directed by Dan Maloney

Cast: Patricia Mullins as Dotty, Darren Lee as Hamel, Julia Hedges as Zena & Bill Hartnett as Dan

Dotty’s life in Sterno with her husband Hamel is absolutely perfect! It’s a fairy tale, it really is. True, in their seven years of marriage Hamel has forbidden her to leave their tiny apartment or speak to anyone, but Dotty is so very happy to spend her days watching video re-enactments of the day they first met. When a phone call from a mysterious woman threatens to tear her world asunder, Dotty must venture out into the vast city of Sterno, and try to discover what it is to be a “real” woman.

  • Fri-Sat, May 10-11 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 12 at 2pm
  • Thu, May 16 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 17-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 19 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Thu, May 23 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, May 24 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 25 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Sun, May 26 at 2pm

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The Passing of Norma Niinemets

MISC_Norma Niinemets

Norma Jene Niinemets June 25, 1938 – March 16, 2019

Niinemets, Norma Jene (nee May), beloved wife of Thomas Niinemets, devoted mother of Betsy (Anthony) Farro, David (Katie Ezell) Niinemets and the late Todd Thompson, dear grandmother of Scott, Laura, Jason and Erica, great-grandmother of Edwin, sister of Lillian Schreiber and the late Katherine Lockwood and Dorothy Kramer. Died March 16, 2019. Age 80 yrs.

Norma was a graduate of Hughes High School and The University of Cincinnati College Conservatory and enjoyed a lifetime in theater, both professionally and as her hobby. After retirement from The Playhouse in the Park she remained highly active in community theater for many years. She was an avid reader and next to her family, enjoyed her traveling more than anything.

In deference to her wishes a private service for the family will be followed by a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital or Autism Speaks. T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home serving the family.

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Cast Announced for GREASE at Mariemont Players Inc.

MPI_logoMariemont Players is excited to announce the cast of our summer musical, GREASE!

GREASE Cast List


  • Rizzo:  Adrianna Boris
  • Frenchie: Aimée Ward
  • Marty:  Jackie Miesle
  • Jan:  Charlotte Loflin
  • Sandy:  Julia Beitz


  • Danny:  DeVohn Jackson
  • Kenickie:  Garret Liette
  • Sonny:  Mickey Masterson
  • Roger: Tyler Metcalf
  • Doody:  Conner Liette


  • Miss Lynch:  Betsy Bowers
  • Eugene: Nick Latham
  • Patty Simcox:  Jessica Archer
  • Cha-Cha:  Karly Danos (Dance Captain)
  • Vince Fontaine:  Jay Dallas Benson
  • Teen Angel: Derek Snow

Come relive the high romance of past “Summer Nights” with Danny Zuko, Sandy Dumbrowski, and the rest of the gang in this rollicking musical that became the soundtrack of a generation.

Grease is directed by Tom Peters, produced by Zach Riggins, and choreographed by Jackie Miesle.

For tickets, call Betsy at 513-684-1236 or visit www.mariemontplayers.com

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Mariemont Players Announces OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

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Barbara Karol, Rebecca Whatley & Art Kibby. Photo by Kenneth Smith – KPIX Photography.

Mariemont Players presents Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road (just East of Mariemont), March 8th-24th, 2019.

Set in rural Ireland, this compassionate, delightful, and deeply moving story explores with poetic passion two introverted misfits and their journey to find some kind of happiness.

Anthony and Rosemary are lovelorn farmers who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons will need to overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries, and their own romantic fears to find happiness. Full of dark humor and flowing prose, John Patrick Shanley’s tenderhearted portrait reminds us it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

Outside Mullingar is directed by Michael L. Morehead, produced by Steve Winslow, and features the talents of Lon NeaseArt KibbyBarbara Karol, and Rebecca Whatley.

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Rebecca Whatley and Lon Nease. Photo by Kenneth Smith – KPIX Photography.

Come visit our beautifully renovated auditorium complete with more comfortable seating, new carpeting, fresh paint, aisle lighting, enhanced stage lighting, state-of-the-art sound, and a sound induction loop for those with hearing aid T switches and head sets for those with low hearing issues.

Performances will be:

  • 8 PM Friday, March 8th (Post-Show Opening Night Reception)
  • 8 PM Saturday, March 9th
  • 2 PM Sunday, March 10th
  • 7:30 PM Thursday, March 14th
  • 8 PM Friday, March 15th
  • 8 PM Saturday, March 16th
  • 2 PM Sunday, March 17th
  • 7 PM Sunday, March 17th
  • 7:30 PM Thursday, March 21st
  • 8 PM Friday, March 22nd
  • 3 PM Saturday, March 23rd
  • 8 PM Saturday, March 23rd
  • 2 PM Sunday, March 24th

To order tickets for Outside Mullingar, call Betsy at 513-684-1236 OR order online at www.mariemontplayers.com. All seats are reserved and $20 each.

For more information, contact Dan at maloneykd@gmail.com.

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