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What Mariemont Players is Doing to Keep Our Theater Safe

MPI_logo 2020Dear MPI Patrons and Friends,

As concerns about COVID-19 arise, Mariemont Players wanted to inform you of the steps we’re taking to keep our theater a safe and welcoming place.

At this point, all performances are proceeding as scheduled.

If you are feeling ill, we would be happy to exchange your ticket for a future performance of your scheduled production.

Call our box office at (513)-684-1236 if you need to reschedule.

Here are the steps we’re taking to keep our space safe:

  • Sanitizing the theater, lobby, restrooms, office, and all surface areas daily
  • Keeping the bathrooms stocked with soap and towels
  • Adding hand sanitizers around the building
  • Discontinuing re-use of programs
  • Making programs available at mariemontplayers.com

And here’s how YOU can help:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm – not your hands!
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if you are sick!
  • Get your flu shot
  • If you have recently returned from a country or region with ongoing COVID-19 infections, follow public health guidance and monitor your health. Call your healthcare providers and inform them about your travel history if you need care.

We will continue to monitor this situation, and we’ll make sure you’re informed if the status of performances change.

Thank you for being a friend of Mariemont Players and stay healthy!

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Mariemont Players Presents EARTH AND SKY

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Elizabeth Hickerson, Patricia Mullins, and Natasha Boeckmann in EARTH AND SKY. Photo BY Kristy Rucker.

Mariemont Players presents Earth and Sky a thriller by Douglas Post at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road (just East of Mariemont), March 13-29, 2020.

Earth and Sky is about would-be poet and part-time librarian Sara McKeon, whose lover of ten weeks, David Ames, is found dead one hot August morning in the city of Chicago. It appears that David may have been involved in illicit activities, including kidnapping, rape, and murder. Sara begins her own investigation of the crime and is led deeper and deeper through the urban labyrinth into the contemporary underworld. As the detective story moves forward in time, scenes from the love affair take us back to the moment when Sara and David first met. The plots converge, and Sara finds herself face to face with David’s murderer.

Earth and Sky is directed by Jef Brown and features the talents of Patricia MullinsCJ BossartMichael IrelandDarren LeeElizabeth HickersonBryce Wilson, Burt McCollomNatasha Boeckmann, and Fred Murrell.

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:

  • 8 PM Friday, March 13th (Opening Night Reception)
  • 8 PM Saturday, March 14th
  • 2 PM Sunday, March 15th
  • 7:30 PM Thursday, March 19th
  • 8 PM Friday, March 20th
  • 8 PM Saturday, March 21st
  • 2 PM Sunday, March 22nd
  • 7 PM Sunday, March 22nd
  • 7:30 PM Thursday, March 26th
  • 8 PM Friday, March 27th
  • 3 PM Saturday, March 28th
  • 8 PM Saturday, March 28th
  • 2 PM Sunday, March 29th

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

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Auditions Announced for SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN at Mariemont Players

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SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN auditions for tonight and tomorrow at MPI are cancelled.
They will be rescheduled at a later date.

Mariemont Players and director Dan Maloney announce auditions for SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN by Craig Pospisil.

AUDITION DATES/TIMES:

  • Sunday, March 15th at 7pm
  • Monday, March 16th at 7pm

LOCATION: 4101 Walton Creek Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

PERFORMANCE DATES: July 10-26, 2020

SYNOPSIS
Told in ten scenes, the play begins in the dark as Jasper confesses his feelings of isolation to the audience. Sidesplitting encounters with quirky characters follow as Jasper pursues Holly, a pretty bookstore clerk. While attempting to navigate the pitfalls of modern dating, Jasper begins to realize life’s uncertainties aren’t all bad and accepting them is the way to make the best of things.

CASTING NOTE
SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN was written so that it could be produced with as few as six actors (three men and three women). It can also be performed with as many as seventeen actors. Several roles are non-gender or age specific. The New York production premiered with nine actors (four men and five women). Seeking physical performers.

CHARACTERS

  • Jasper – a man of 29
  • Holly – a woman in her late 20’s or early 30’s
  • Man in Elevator
  • Chris
  • Mr. Sanders
  • Robert
  • Homeless Person
  • Construction Worker
  • Man 1
  • Man 2
  • Rick
  • Mary
  • Valerie
  • Tourist
  • Actress
  • Woman 1
  • Woman 2

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Resumes and head shots are appreciated but not required. Please bring known conflicts May 26th-July 26th. Rehearsals will be determined based on cast availability.

For questions or to peruse a copy of the script, contact director Dan Maloney at maloneykd@gmail.com.

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Mariemont Players Hiring Box Office Manager

MPI_logoMariemont Players Inc. is seeking a Box Office Manager with excellent communication and management skills, for immediate hire. The Box Office Manager operates the Mariemont Players box office, facilitates season subscription drives, handles ticket sales, and serves as the first point of contact with patrons attending Mariemont Players performances. This is a part-time position, requiring availability for nights and weekends (during performances). 

About Mariemont Players:
Mariemont Players, Inc. (MPI) is one of Cincinnati’s oldest and most successful community theaters. Our organization delivers high quality live theater entertainment at affordable prices. MPI stages 6 productions a year (a new play every 2 months). There’s loads of variety in our shows – from hilarious comedies to exciting musicals to challenging mysteries and thrilling dramas. We’re proud to say that our shows, actors and directors have won many awards, but more importantly, our audiences keep coming back, season after season, for some of the best live theater in Greater Cincinnati. 

Responsibilities:

Managing Season Subscriptions

  • Receive subscriptions via mail and voicemail (highest volume falling between March and August). Fill subscriptions, tracking designated seats and performance dates.
  • Create “thank you” letters and tax credit letters, and send with tickets.
  • Make bank and credit card deposits and forward deposit info to accountant and MPI Treasurer.
  • Collect patron line information for the program and forward to the board member managing the program during current season.
  • Compile and forward subscriber information to mailing list administrator. 

Single Tickets:

  • Ticket sales become available when season subscription drive is complete (August 1); Load available tickets into Vendini ticketing system and make available for sale.
  • Receive phone calls to box office phone line and process payment, making sure to reserve tickets in online ticketing system. Pull purchased tickets and either address and mail, or file for Will Call.
  • Make bank and credit card deposits as needed (forward this information to MPI Treasurer and accountant
  • Forward address information to mailing list administrator.

Tending to Season Subscribers & Donors

  • Ad hoc ticket exchanges for season subscription holders (this service is only available to season subscribers, not single-ticketholders).
  • Fielding calls from patrons, answering questions and providing excellent customer service.
  • Sending thank-you notes to donors who donate with ticket or subscription purchase.

Performance Box Office Management

  • Operate the box office for each performance of Mariemont Players Inc.’s six-show season (13 performances each).
  • Arrive one hour prior to each performance, set up/run box office, staying until the performance begins. After opening curtain, pack up box office.
  • Sell walk-up tickets, distribute Will Call tickets, and assist patrons with questions as needed.

Requirements:

  • Previous experience with ticketing systems preferred.
  • Accounts receivable experience a plus.
  • Experience in customer service, sales, etc.
  • Must be available during the run of each MPI production (13 performances, 6x per year) – example:
    • March, 2020:
      • Friday, March 13, 2020 (6:30pm)
      • Saturday, March 14, 2020 (6:30pm)
      • Sunday, March 15, 2020 (12:30pm)
      • Thursday, March 19, 2020 (6:00pm)
      • Friday, March 20, 2020 (6:30pm)
      • Saturday, March 21, 2020 (8:00pm)
      • Sunday, March 22, 2020 (12:30pm & 5:30pm)
      • Thursday, March 26, 2020 (6:00pm)
      • Friday, March 27, 2020 (6:30pm)
      • Saturday, March 28, 2020 (1:30pm & 6:30pm)
      • Sunday, March 29, 2020 (12:30pm)
    • May, 2020:
      • Friday, May 8, 2020 (6:30pm)
      • Saturday, May 9, 2020 (6:30pm)
      • Sunday, May 10, 2020 (12:30pm)
      • Thursday, May 14, 2020 (6:00pm)
      • Friday, May 15, 2020 (6:30pm)
      • Saturday, May 16, 2020 (6:30pm)
      • Sunday, May 17, 2020 (12:30pm & 5:30pm)
      • Thursday, May 21, 2020 (6:00pm)
      • Friday, May 22, 2020 (6:30pm)
      • Saturday, May 23, 2020 (1:30pm & 6:30pm)
      • Sunday, May 24, 2020 (12:30pm)
    • Primarily evenings and weekends.
    • Available for immediate start. 

Interested and qualified applicants may send resume and cover letter to prkramer@gmail.com. This position is available for immediate hire, with an ideal start date in March, 2020. Questions about the position may also be sent to prkramer@gmail.com. Thank you! 

Mariemont Players Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States and not violate any immigration or discrimination laws.

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Cast Announced for THE ART OF DINING at Mariemont Players

MPI_logoMariemont Players and director Laura Berkemeier are excited to announce the cast of our May production, THE ART OF DINING by Tina Howe:

  • Catherine Cook as Ellen
  • Ryan Bowron as Cal
  • Susan E. Smith as Hannah Galt
  • Fred Gorney as Paul Galt
  • Haley Knuth as Elizabeth Borrow Colt
  • Candace Grissom as Herrick Simmons
  • Traci Taylor as Nessa Vox
  • Melanie Herrick as Tony Stassio
  • Brandon Dunphy as David Osslow

Cal and Ellen are the owners and sole staff of a small, elegant gourmet restaurant. Cal’s main preoccupation is paying back the $75,000 it cost to start it up, and that means packing in the customers. Chef Ellen is preoccupied with the food’s quality and stopping Cal from sampling the ingredients. The diners act out their own private dramas over dinner and their conversations are exquisite burlesques of contemporary attitudes. There’s a sensual middle aged couple who go into paroxysms of ecstasy just reading the menu and then there’s three crass chic young career women. Finally, there’s Elizabeth, a maladroit, shy and neurotic writer who’s dining with her prospective publisher. Her actions and conversation are unintentionally hilarious and a delicious example of how not to act and what not to talk about while dining.

Laura Berkemeier – Director
Kristen Vincenty – Producer
Aimée Ward – Stage Manager

Performance Dates: May 8-24, 2020

Tickets at www.mariemontplayers.com

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