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A Classic Melodrama Opens TDW Season

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The mysterious ‘Woman in White” (Victoria Kirby-Schwarber) appears to her friends (Aaron Ellis and Elizabeth Hickerson).

Cheviot, OH – The Drama Workshop’s 2018-19 season will begin with performances of Tim Kelley’s EGAD! THE WOMAN IN WHITE, a comedic melodrama to be performed August 10-26. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with a special Thursday evening performance on August 23 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will take place at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot, OH 45211. Tickets may be purchased by calling the TDW ticket line at 513-598-8303 or ordering online at http://www.thedramaworkshop.org.

EGAD! THE WOMAN IN WHITE by American playwright Tim Kelley is a comedic send up of the classic English Victorian melodrama The Woman in White by Andrew Wilke.  The play features both a male and a female villain who conspire to lock a young wife in the madhouse in order to steal her vast fortune. The villain is afraid of only one thing – the mysterious Woman in White – a ghostly figure who seeks him out in order to point an accusing finger at him. Who will win the day – the villains or the virtuous?  You’ll find out who while also enjoying period musical performances between the scenes.

The EGAD! cast includes Drama Workshop veterans and newcomers under the direction of Marcha Hunley. The cast includes Peggy Allen, Ann Barfels, Victoria Covarrubias, Aaron Ellis, Elizabeth Hickerson, Victoria Kirby-Schwarber, Stephanie Klein, Alan Kootsher, Larry Mills and Joe Ward playing his second villain at TDW.  Audiences will also be serenaded by musical acts performed by Gretchen Adams, Stefanie Adams and Kent Smith. Linda Abbott serves as the musical director. The play is produced by Valeria Amburgey, Dennis Murphy and Elaine Volker.

Shows at The Drama Workshop frequently sell out, so making reservations early is strongly recommended.

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EGAD! THE WOMAN IN WHITE Runs Aug. 10-26

TDW_Egad the Women in White logoEGAD! THE WOMAN IN WHITE
The Drama Workshop
Aug. 10-26
Glenmore Playhouse [Cheviot]

Directed by Marcha Hunley

Cast: Stephanie Klein as Dora, Larry Mills as Lawyer Gilmore, Peggy Allan as Countess Fasco, Victoria Covarrubias as Mrs. Gatherick, Alan Kootsher as Frederick Fairlee, Elizabeth Hickerson as Marian, Victoria Kirby-Schwarber as Laura/The Woman in White, Aaron Ellis as Walter Hartwright & Ann Barfels as Miss Peach

This laugh-oriented, old-fashioned melodrama is wild, fast, and funny. It features a disreputable (and hilarious) villain who dispatches his adversaries with nefarious ease, seals his wife in a madhouse to steal her vast fortune, and battles a wicked countess in one of the most uproarious fight scenes ever staged. When all else fails, he engineers mock funerals. But he’s scared of the mysterious “Woman In White” who’s escaped from the asylum to seek him out. Abandoned wives, insolent servants, lawyers, hypochondriacs, and manly drawing masters parade across the stage in gales of comedy, terminating only when the villain is brought to justice in an audience-cheering, outrageous, and spectacular finale.

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

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Auditions Announced for LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTAuditions for LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE at 7 p.m. on August 19 and 20.

Auditions will be held at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, Oh, 45211.  Performers interested in auditioning, but who can not attend the audition, are encouraged to call 513-598-8303 to make alternate arrangements.

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE was written by Nora and Delia Ephron and is based on a book of the same name by IIene Beckerman. The play is a series of monologues that uses a women’s wardrobe as a time capsule of her life. Director Rose Vanden Eynden is seeking an all-female ranging in age from 20–75. Performances run Feb. 22-March 10.

The Glenmore Playhouse’s doors will open 30 minutes before each audition time.  Those auditioning are encouraged to bring a photo and a resume.

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Auditions Announced for THE PHILADELPHIA STORY at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTAuditions for THE PHILADELPHIA STORY will be held July 22 at 2 p.m. and July 25 at 7 p.m.  Auditions will be held at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, Oh, 45211.  Performers interested in auditioning, but who can not attend the audition, are encouraged to call 513-598-8303 to make alternate arrangements.

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY by Philip Barry follows the turn of events as a wealthy Philadelphia family prepares for the second nuptials of their daughter, Tracy Lord.  Whether the wedding will go off without a hitch depends on many things, not the least of which is the bride’s own ill-timed journey of self-discovery. The production will be performed October 5 – 24 and features roles for 7 men, 20 – 75 years in age and 5 woman, 20 – 65 years in age. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. The play will be directed by Dennis Murphy.

The Glenmore Playhouse’s doors will open 30 minutes before each audition time.  Those auditioning are encouraged to bring a photo and a resume.

 

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Auditions Announced for A TAFFETA CHRISTMAS at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTAuditions for the musical revue A TAFFETA CHRISTMAS will be held at 7:00 p.m. on July 15 and 18.

Auditions will be held at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, Oh, 45211.  Performers interested in auditioning, but who can not attend the audition, are encouraged to call 513-598-8303 to make alternate arrangements.

A TAFFETA CHRISTMAS will be performed November 30 thru December 16.  The Taffetas is a 1950’s era female quartet that pays tribute to the sounds of The McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and The Chordettes. This delightful Christmas edition of the show includes holiday favorites, as well as, hit songs from previous Taffetas productions.  Those auditioning should prepare a song to sing and bring sheet music in the proper key. The revue will be directed by Linda Abbott.

The Glenmore Playhouse’s doors will open 30 minutes before each audition time.  Those auditioning are encouraged to bring a photo and a resume.

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