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TWO OLD BLACK GUYS JUST SITTING AROUND TALKING Runs Dec. 8-16

QCT_logoTWO OLD BLACK GUYS JUST SITTING AROUND TALKING
Queen City Theater
Dec. 8-16
The Carnegie [Covington]

Cast: Jackie Jackson as Abe & Deondra Kamau as Henry

What if the only person you had left in your life was somebody whom you could not stand!
Abe is a blustery blowhard and Henry is a slyly sardonic silver fox. They are two guys in their 70’s who have one thing in common, they do not like each other! However, they inexplicably meet at the same park bench day after day to sit and argue. Having once competed for the love of the same woman their rivalry has grown over the years. Now in the twilight of their lives they find themselves humorously entwined by the ever changing times.

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 8-9 at 7:30pm*
    *Opening weekend is Pay-What-You-Can
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 15-16 at 7:30pm

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TYPHOID MARY Runs Sept. 22-Oct. 8

QCT_Typhoid Mary logoTYPHOID MARY
Queen City Theater
Sept. 22-Oct. 8
The Carnegie [Covington]

Directed by Lyle Benjamin

Cast: Jennifer Joplin as Mary, Cathy Springfield as Sara/Others & Robert Carlton Stimmel as George/Others

In 1908, a cook named Mary Mallon can’t grasp how she could possibly have anything to do with the Typhoid Fever cases that seem to follow her from job to job. A dramedy about the notorious disease carrier which treats history as something that overlaps the present rather than something that happened in the past.

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 22-23 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 24 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 29-30 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 1 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 6-7 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 8 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for OLIVER! at Queen City Productions

QCP_logoQueen City Productions will be holding auditions for its spring production of OLIVER! OLIVER! is the classic tale of the orphan who is welcomed into the charismatic Fagin’s gang. With the help of Dodger, Nancy and others he must find his place in the world. It’s a classic show told with a modern twist!

Auditions will be:

  • Friday, February 24th from 6:30-9:30pm at St. Bartholomew Parish
  • Saturday, February 25th from 1-4:30pm at St. Bartholomew Parish
  • Sunday, February 26th from 1-4pm at Cunningham Dance Studio, 631 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040

Invited Callbacks will be Sunday, February 26th from 6-9pm at Cunningham Dance Studio

Auditionees should be at least 8 years old and able to read from a script. Everyone should prepare a portion of a song from the musical theater genre that best respresents your vocal ability as well as your personality. There will not be an accompanist, so auditionees may sing acapella or with backing track on cd or device that can be plugged in via an aux cord. Auditionees will also be asked to read from the script. There will be a short dance combination as well so please dress appropriately.

Performance dates will be April 27th-30th and May 4th-7th
Rehearsals will begin March 3rd.
Rehearsals will be Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings

To schedule an audition or for more information, please email queencityproductions@yahoo.com and include your name and when you would like to audition.

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HOME Review

Kamal Bolden as Cephus Miles in HOME at the Court Theatre.

HOME presented by Queen City Theater returns Sept. 9-18. You can read the show description here.

Cincinnati theater audiences have a rare opportunity to enjoy out of town equity actors in a local production.

Leading the three-person ensemble is Kamal Bolden as Cephus Miles. Kamal commands the stage, bringing Cephus to life. A likeable man, Cephus is content to farm his family’s land until one morally correct decision puts him at odds with society.

The responsibility of over two dozen supporting characters, falls on the capable shoulders of Ashley Honore (Woman 1) and Tracey Bonner (Woman 2). Usually only aided by well-chosen costume additions, (smart decisions courtesy of Caren Young) these talented women breath life and bring depth to the story. One of my favorites portrayals is when both actresses play the same character more than a decade apart.

Director Lyle Benjamin leads the cast through a series of beautiful stage pictures on the simple, multi-level set.

Alan Kleestatel’s superb lighting design adds emotion and impact to each scene.

Emotionally, the play reminds me of THE COLOR PURPLE (the movie) in which years of struggle and loss culminates in a satisfying ending.

Bottom line, HOME will definitely be on my list of favorite productions of the 2011-2012 season. I encourage you to take advantage of  its remaining five performances in September.

Click here for a complete list of show times. You can head down to the SCPA earlier for encore performances of THE AMISH PROJECT on Fridays and Saturdays.

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HOME runs Aug. 26-Sept. 18

HOME
Presented by Queen City Theater
Aug. 26-Sept. 18
Over-the-Rhine

A young black man struggles to stay true to himself in turbulent times. The play spans American life from the 1950’s to the Civil Rights Era.

Directed by Lyle Benjamin
Featuring Kamal Angelo Bolden, Tracey N. Bonner and Ashley Honore

  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 26-27 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sun, Sept. 9-11  at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sun, Sept. 16-18  at 7:30pm

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