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IS HE DEAD? Runs Sept. 13-29

MPI_Is He Dead logoIS HE DEAD?
Mariemont Players Inc.
Sept. 13-29
Walton Creek Theater [Walton]

Directed by Michele Mascari

Cast: Nick Young as Francois Millet/Daisy Tillou, Ryan Bowron as Chicago, Jimmy Jackson as O’Shaugnessy, Darren Lee as Dutchy, Katie Jensen as Marie, Cat Cook as Cecile/Lefaux, Roscoe Mlinek as Papa Leroux, Petrina Barresi as Mme. Bathilde, Tara Pettit as Mme. Caron, Ray Lebowski as Andre Bastien & Danny Davies as Charlie/Basil/Claude/King of France/Policeman

IS HE DEAD? presents a fictional version of the great French painter Jean-François Millet as an impoverished artist in Barbizon, France. He stages his own death with the help of his colleagues to increase the value of his paintings, then dresses as a woman – ostensibly his sister, the Widow Daisy Tillou – to keep his secret safe. Is He Dead? combines elements of burlesque, farce, and social satire; it features devices like cross-dressing, mistaken identities and romantic deceptions to tell a story that raises questions about fame, greed and the value of art.

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 13-14 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 15 at 2pm
  • Thu, Sept. 19 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 20-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 22 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Thu, Sept. 26 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Sept. 27 at 8pm
  • Sat, Sept. 28 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 29 at 2pm

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Cast Announced for BROADWAY BOUND at Mariemont Players

mpi_logoMariemont Players is excited to announce the cast of our November show, Neil Simon’s BROADWAY BOUND.

The cast includes:

  • Kate Jerome: Linda Callahan
  • Jack Jerome: Fred Murrell
  • Ben Epstein: Arny Stoller
  • Eugene Morris Jerome: Jake Hart
  • Stanley Jerome: Tanner McDole
  • Blanche Morton: Peggy S. Allen

Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed semi-autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene Jerome and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with family tensions, parental pressures, and maybe even…love? When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, some things about the family portrayed in the sketch seem very familiar…

BROADWAY BOUND is directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn.

Performance Dates: November 8-24

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

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Celebration of Life for Norma Niinemets

MISC_Norma Niinemets

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

Please join the Niinemets Family for an Open House at Mariemont Players to Celebrate the Life of Norma Niinemets on Sunday, August 18th from 2-5pm.

There will be a short presentation and dedication at 3pm by members of Mariemont Players.

All are welcome, but an RSVP is requested to make appropriate preparations. Please RSVP to the evite if you plan to attend at http://evite.me/ Ap6X4hbFYr.

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Auditions Announced for EVELYN IN PURGATORY at Mariemont Players Inc.

mpi_logoMariemont Players and director Jennifer Keith are pleased to announce auditions for EVELYN IN PURGATORY by Topher Payne.

Audition dates/times: August 19 and 21, 2019 7-9:30pm

Audition Location: Mariemont Players – 4101 Walton Creek Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

Production dates: January 10 – 26, 2020

Show Summary:
A sort of Breakfast Club for teachers, Evelyn in Purgatory shows what happens when teachers land in their own version of detention.  A claim of improper behavior by a failing student lands Evelyn Reid in the New York Public School’s Reassignment Center, one of a series of empty offices in the Department of Education Building. There she encounters a group of teachers who have to sit and wait for their cases to be reviewed.  Some are guilty, some are not, but all have long since lost any hope of returning to a classroom.  Over the course of the school year, these colleagues form an unlikely alliance, reminding each other of forgotten passions, emerging to face life outside in unexpected new directions. They also learn French, workshop a screenplay…and learn some troubling secrets about each other.

Character Descriptions:

CANDACE METZGER – 30s. The person with the most power in the room, and the least qualifications for it. From New Jersey, tries to hide the accent but fails when she gets emotional.

EVELYN REID – 30s. Likeable and resourceful. A careful mix of guarded pleasantry- she has a stellar game face. New England native.

LILA WADKINS – 50s. Calm, maternal, thoughtful, witty. The voice of reason. The art teacher everyone wishes they had. Upstate New York native, some residual hippie around the edges.

TOBY FLEMING – 20s. A bit of a geek. Quiet, passive-aggressive, perpetually uncertain. Brooklyn native.

FRED DISALVO – 50s. Bombastic, funny, a bit of a bully. A gym teacher from Hell’s Kitchen, back when that still meant something.

ROBERTA BURKE – 60s. The self-appointed queen of all she surveys. Razor-sharp wit, no patience, and an uncanny ability to spot the weaknesses in those around her. Very Bronx.

ATWOOD (unseen) – The head of the disciplinary panel. The invisible voice of absolute authority. Written as “Ms. Atwood,” but can be changed to “Mr. Atwood” to accommodate a gender swap.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Headshots and resumes are appreciated but not required. Please bring any known conflicts. Rehearsals will begin at the end of October or beginning of November.   ALL CAST MEMBERS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR TECH SUNDAY REHEARSAL ON DECEMBER 29, 2019. 

For more information, please contact director Jennifer Keith at jenniferann4097@gmail.com.

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2018-2019 Orchid Awards for Mariemont Players

MPI_logoOUT OF STERNO

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Darren Lee
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Julia Hedges
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Patricia Mullins
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Patrick Kramer
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Peggy Stouffer
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Dan Maloney
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Dan Maloney & the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL TECHNICAL QUALITY – Dan Maloney & the Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Dan Maloney
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Vicki Rafferty
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Bill Pauly, Art Kibby, & Paul Greene
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Dan Dermody & Vicki Rafferty
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Dan Dermody
  • EXCELLENCE IN SPECIAL EFFECTS – Mariemont Players, Inc.

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Rebecca Whatley Brumfield
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Vicki Rafferty
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Steve Winslow
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Bill Pauly, Art Kibby, & Paul Greene
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Dan Dermody and Vicki Rafferty
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN – Ed Cohen

THE CEMETERY CLUB

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Arny Stoller
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Barbara H. Russell
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Chessie Vigran
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Mary Ann Smith
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Linda Roll
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Jerry Wiesenhahn
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Jerry Wiesenhahn and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Tom Peters
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Kristen Vincenty
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Bill Pauly & Art Kibby
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Shannon Treier
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Patricia Mullins

THREE BAGS FULL

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Darren Lee
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Fred Murrell
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jimmy Jackson
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Katie C. Jensen
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Nisrene Langenbrunner
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Patrick Kramer
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Susan E. Smith
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Tom Peters
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Dan Maloney
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Bill Pauly, Art Kibby and Steve Farley
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Dan Dermody

ALL THE WAY

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – A.J. Ford
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Burt McCollom
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Derek Snow
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – John Langley
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Tom Peters
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – William Gibson
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Megan and Jack Williams, Dava Lynn and Jenna Pauly
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Ed Cohen
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Ed Cohen and Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Michael Morehead
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY – Ed Cohen and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Ed Cohen and Steve Winslow
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Bill Pauly
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Dan Dermody
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Steve Winslow

MORE FUN THAN BOWLING

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Elizabeth Leigh Taylor
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jackie Miesle
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Natasha Boeckmann
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY –  Patrick Kramer
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Laura Gossett & Jay Gossett
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – Teresa Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Bill Pauly, Art Kibby, Patrick Kramer
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Jackie Miesle, Patrick Kramer, Art Kibby, Steve Farley, Kim Woods
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Dan Dermody

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