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SECKATARY HAWKINS Runs Oct. 24-28

QCF_Seckatary Hawkins logoSECKATARY HAWKINS
Queen City Flash
Oct. 24-28
[Various]

Adapted by Trey Tatum
Directed by Bridget Leak

Cast: David Driskill, Patrick McWilliams, Dave Powell, Alexx Rouse & Hannah Sheppard

It’s 1918. America is at war! Meanwhile, on the home front, a ragtag group of mischievous boys are waging their own battles against boredom as a self-described “Rejiment.” Join Seckatary Hawkins, and his lovable young cohorts, as they protect the river banks from the Pelham Gang, a rival rejiment from across the river.

All performances are flash mob-style, meaning tickets can be reserved based on the date, time and accessibility level of your choice. At 3:00 p.m. the day of the show, an email will be sent to ticket holders with a map and parking instructions to the secret location. All performances are outdoors. Tickets are free to the public and can be reserved at www.QueenCityFlash.com For additional questions about accessibility, please email queencityflash@gmail.com.

  • Wed-Fri, Oct. 24-26 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, Oct. 27-28 at 3pm & 7pm

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The Return of the Flashmob: SECKATARY HAWKINS

QCF_Seckatary Hawkins logoReintroducing young adventures on the old river

(CINCINNATI) – Queen City Flash is back with a new flash mob, SECKATARY HAWKINS, a Centennial Celebration of the beloved children’s tales by Covington native Robert F. Schulkers. Adapted by Trey Tatum and directed by Bridget Leak, SECKATARY HAWKINS runs October 24 through 28, 2018. Performances begin at 7:00 p.m., with additional matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

The show features local actors David Driskill, Patrick McWilliams, Dave Powell, Alexx Rouse, and Hannah Sheppard.

Starting in 1918 for The Cincinnati Enquirer, Robert F. Schulkers’s childhood adventures detailed what daily life was like for children in the Cincinnati area. His tales of Seckatary Hawkins and his cohorts soon grew into syndicated weekly stories in newspapers around the country, novels, comic strips, radio serials and a national fan club.

Now, on the 100th Anniversary of his creation, Queen City Flash (JALZ, of Monster Descent, The Complete Tom ) is bringing Seckatary Hawkins back down to the river banks where he began his adventures in a brand-new flahsmob-style play:

It’s 1918. America is at war! Meanwhile, on the home front, a ragtag group of mischievous boys are waging their own battles against boredom as a self-described “Rejiment.” Join Seckatary Hawkins, and his lovable young cohorts, as they protect the river banks from the Pelham Gang, a rival rejiment from across the river. 

All performances are flash mob-style, meaning tickets can be reserved based on the date, time and accessibility level of your choice. At 3:00 p.m. the day of the show, an email will be sent to ticket holders with a map and parking instructions to the secret location. All performances are outdoors. Tickets are free to the public and can be reserved at www.QueenCityFlash.com For additional questions about accessibility, please email queencityflash@gmail.com.

Performances are:

  • Wednesday, October 24 @ 7pm
  • Thursday, October 25 @7pm
  • Friday, October 26 @7pm
  • Saturday, October 27 @ 3pm
  • Saturday, October 27 @ 7pm
  • Sunday, October 28 @ 3pm
  • Sunday, October 28 @ 7pm

About Queen City Flash:
Queen City Flash is a community-centric theater company dedicated to open access to the arts. By untethering the performing arts from physical space, prohibitive costs and traditional theatrical expectations, Queen City Flash unites local artists with their communities to create new, impactful theatre.

Currently, QCF programming falls under:  Flashmobs, Community, Activism, Flash|U, and Fringe.

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JALZ – Just When You Forgot Why You Stay Out of the Water

QCF_Jalz logo(CINCINNATI) – Queen City Flash, presents the quintessential Summer Blockbuster, JALZ, told by the man who lived it, from the Alzheimer’s wing of his nursing home.

Dylan grew up hearing the story from her grandfather: the summer of the attacks, his adventure at sea, that final, deadly confrontation. But his memory is failing, and his tales don’t match the town’s memory of their alcoholic Chief of Police who disappeared one summer to hunt “sea monsters.”

Family legacy takes on new life as Dylan recreates her grandfather’s tales in a final attempt to jolt his memory in this  deep-sea thriller where the only thing scarier than a monster is losing your mind.

The show features local actors Daniel Britt, Hannah Sheppard, and Jordan Trovillion, with script and original music by Trey Tatum, directed by Bridget Leak.  Queen City Flash (Ken Ham’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Complete Tom) invites you to enjoy the final weeks of summer with them, out on open water, in this new & final chapter of a Classic Summer Flick.

All performances are at Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Place, Cincinnati, OH 45206 (in Mikki Schaffner’s Photography Studio!) – Tickets are a $10-$18 sliding scale, with no one turned away due to financial hardship.

Tickets are available online https://queencityflash.ticketleap.com/jalz/

Performances are:

  • Friday, August 17 @ 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 18 @ 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm (*note: earlier time)
  • Wednesday, August 22 @ 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 23 @ 8:00 pm
  • Friday, August 24 @ 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 25 @ 8:00 pm

For additional questions about accessibility, please email queencityflash@gmail.com.

Queen City Flash is a community-centric theater company dedicated to open access to the arts. By untethering the performing arts from physical space, prohibitive costs and traditional theatrical expectations, Queen City Flash unites local artists with their communities to create new, impactful theatre.

Currently, QCF programming falls under:  Flashmobs, Community, Activism, Flash|U, and Fringe.

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CFF18: My Fringe Show Rankings

Updated 6/14/18 10am

CFF18_Cover art logoI have reached that point in the Fringe Festival where I become woefully behind in reviews vs. productions I’ve seen.

Below I am ranking the shows I’ve attended to date, based on a number of criteria from the voices in my head. 🙂 Please understand that differences between shows in the rankings can be infinitesimal.

Links to reviews added as they become available.

  1. OF MONSTER DESCENTReview
  2. MUSICAL CHAIRS
  3. MORTEM CAPIENDUM
  4. EDDIE POE
  5. ONE MORE BAD THING
  6. BILLY: THE HAUNTING OF WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
  7. THE BUREAU
  8. BAD POETRY NIGHT
  9. SHE BURIED THE PISTOL
  10. ALL WE HAVE BORNE
  11. SHOW UP
  12. H2O: A Play About Water
  13. PLEASE SHUFFLE THE CARDS
  14. THE NEW ADVENTURES OF CALLIOPE JONES AND CAPTAIN COOL
  15. CURIE ME AWAY!
  16. THERE AIN’T NO MORE
  17. THE BLACKFACE PROJECT
  18. DOPPELBANGER
  19. TAKE FLIGHT: AN ADVENTURE IN CIRQUE
  20. EXTRASHVAGANZA!
  21. VAN GOGH FIND YOURSELF
  22. THE GOSPEL OF BARRABAS
  23. THE MOUNTAINS DID QUAKE, THE HILLSIDES DID TREMBLE
  24. DELIVERY
  25. FADEAWAY GIRL
  26. THE AMPHIBIAN
  27. VOX BOX
  28. ANNALISE
  29. APHRODITE’S REFUGEES
  30. THE WHITEST BABY IN ALL OF AFRICA
  31. THE LAST DRAG
  32. THRIVE IRL
  33. WALT FIT

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OF MONSTER DESCENT Review (GYTN)

CFF18_Of Monster Descent

OF MONSTER DESCENT presented by Queen City Flash as part of the 2018 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.

GYTN = Get You Tickets Now. Go ahead, follow the link, the review will still be here after you get back.

Writer/Director team Trey Tatum and Bridget Leak (“Slut Shaming” 2014 Artist Pick of the Fringe, “The Disappearance of Nicole Jacobs”) present a story about a family on the brink of collapse and the woodland beast that stalks just beyond their fence line. Set in a decaying Gulf Coast oasis, a young boy confronts family legacy and the untamed beyond in this otherworldly, lightning-lit, monster survival tale.

Sometimes the most successful solo shows at the Fringe are rooted in the performer’s personal history. When an artist takes the leap and exposes their vulnerability, the result can be amazing. Such is the case with OF MONSTER DECENT.

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Trey Tatum.

The script by Trey Tatum is extremely well-written. Pop culture and childhood experiences of family life in Alabama combine in an engaging, thought-provoking, yet genuinely laugh-out-loud funny sixty minutes.

His storytelling and emotional connection to the work is only strengthened by the direction of Bridget Leak. I really enjoy her eye for connecting the words to physical movement in a way that complements the work, without it becoming distracting or overwrought.

The end of the Thursday night performance was greeted with a well-deserved ovation from the sold-out audience.

Five performances remain at the FLC Lounge, one of the smaller Fringe venues:

  • Sat, June 2 at 9pm
  • Sun, June 3 at 7pm
  • Thu, June 7 at 7pm
  • Fri, June 8 at 8:30pm
  • Sat, June 9 at 4:45pm

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