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Village Players Of Fort Thomas Hosts Patron Appreciation Night Featuring Tim Mooney

VP_Lot o Shakespeare logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas will host one-man wonder Tim Mooney for a special Patron Appreciation Night performance Thursday, May 30th at 8:00 p.m. in their intimate theatre at 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave. With the recent acquisition of the building that previously belonged to Fort Thomas Women’s Club, Village Players would like to use this opportunity to thank subscribers, donors, and the community for their ongoing support with a FREE one-night-only performance of Mooney’s critically acclaimed “Lot o’ Shakespeare”!

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Mooney has memorized one monologue from every Shakespeare play, capturing the most stirring speeches, wicked double-entendres, and delicious sonorous soliloquies ever to emerge from Shakespeare’s pen! Following rave reviews at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and around the United States, Lot o’ Shakespeare is a dynamic tour de force of vocal and physical pyrotechnics featuring 38 monologues chosen entirely at random by the spinning of a Bingo cage! The audience plays along on their individual “IAGO” cards, and the first to match four plays in a row wins a t-shirt! And while the game turns it all into fun, in the process the audience discovers the breadth, the excitement and genius of Shakespeare in passionate scenes of action, character and power!

This is a free, one night only event and seating is limited to 102. Reservations are strongly suggested and may be made by calling 859-392-0500.

Village Players of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, is a vibrant community theatre that has produced plays and musicals for more than 50 years. Performing in an intimate space, you will feel like you are part of the action, sitting inches from the actors on three sides of the stage. We strive to appeal to a broad audience, producing three main-stage shows of varying styles and a children’s show each winter. Village Players is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT), Association of Community Theatres Cincinnati (ACT), Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA), and the Kentucky Theatre Association (KTA).

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Auditions Announced for LIFE STORY at The Village Players

VP_logoVillage Players announces auditions for the June 2019 New Works production, LIFE STORY: Six New Plays About Birth, Death and the Stuff In Between.

Mon & Tue, April 29-30 at 7pm

The Village Players of Fort Thomas
8 N Fort Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075

Plays are:

  • In the Beginning
  • Notice Who’s Also Communicating
  • First Things First
  • Toasted
  • Nerve and Sinew
  • Dead, Not Gone

Auditions will be held on April 29 and 30, 7 pm, upstairs at the theater.

Production dates are June 28, 29 & 30.

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TURN OF THE SCREW Runs April 26-May 4

VP_Turn of the Screw logoTURN OF THE SCREW
Village Players
April 26-May 4
[Fort Thomas]

Directed by jef brown

Cast: Natasha Boeckmann as The Woman & Collin Wenzell as The Man

At a country home in Essex, Flora and Miles receive a new governess who begins to notice ghostly figures around the estate. She believes she has figured out who the ghosts are and suspects the children are also knowledgeable about the apparitions. In the end, although her suspicions were correct, she is unable to save Miles from the ghost who seeks him.

  • Fri-Sat, April 26-27 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 28 at 3pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 2-4 at 8pm

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WOMEN PLAYING HAMLET Runs Feb. 15-23

vp_women playing hamlet logoWOMEN PLAYING HAMLET
Village Players
Feb. 15-23
[Fort Thomas]

Directed by Steve Phelan

Cast: Elizabeth Beatty as Jessica (plays Hamlet); Cat Cook as acting coach, humanities professor, and Ghost; Patricia Mullins as Starbucks barrista, priest, bicycle messenger, Jessica’s niece, barfly, Home Shopping Network model, and soap opera starlet; and Heather Abbott as Lord Derby, Jessica’s mother, male psychiatrist, bartender, Home Shopping Network hostess, soap opera star, gravedigger, and stage manager.

Being cast as Hamlet in a New York production sends Jessica into an existential tailspin. It doesn’t help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she’s too young for the role. Or that she somehow managed to make Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. How can she figure out “to be or not to be,” when she can’t even figure out herself? Rip-roaring fun for Shakespeare fans and haters alike.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 15-16 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 17 at 3pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 21-23 at 8pm

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Cast Announced for TURN OF THE SCREW at Village Players

VP_logoVillage Players is excited to announce the cast for the spring production of TURN OF THE SCREW by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella by Henry James:

  • The Woman – Natasha Boeckmann
  • The Man – Collin Wenzell

Directed by jef brown

Based on Henry James’s provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality: A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She is not their first governess – her predecessor, Miss Jessel, drowned herself when she became involved with the sadistic valet, Peter Quint, who was himself found dead soon after. The new governess begins to see the specters of Quint and Jessel haunting the children, and she is tortured by the frightening question: Are the ghosts real, or are they the product of her own fevered imagination?

Performance dates are April 26-May 4, 2019 at 8 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Tickets on sale now at villageplayers.org and 859-392-0500.

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