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THE BLACK BOY IN PINK Runs April 5-14

NKU_Yes Festival 19 logoTHE BLACK BOY IN PINK
Northern Kentucky University
Part of the Y.E.S. Festival
April 5-14
Konstantinow Studio Theatre [Highland Heights]

Written by Isaiah Reaves
Directed by Brian Robertson

Cast: Je’Shaun Jackson as Wyatt, Thomas Smith as Rudolph, Nathaniel Clifford as Douglas, Sally Modzelewski as Iris, Cameron Myers as Vincent, Haley Gillman as Blair & Gabriela Barbosa Gonzalez as Wyatt’s Mother

THE BLACK BOY IN PINK is a bold new work by a young provocative playwright set in his hometown of Cincinnati. The year is 1959. Wyatt Frost is a young black man who has been forced to make hard choices to survive. Flickering across his fuzzy RCA Victor television set comes the possibility of a different existence. As his life becomes entangled with the legacy of a picturesque local wealthy family, will Wyatt be able to choose the life he has always wanted? Will he be able to color pink his otherwise black and white existence?

THE BOY IN PINK has free admission, but reservations are required due to limited seating. Please visit the YES Festival website at nku.edu/yesfestival for more information or call the Box Office at 859.572.5464.

  • Fri, April 5 at 7:30pm
  • Sat-Sun, April 6-7 at 2pm
  • Wed, April 10 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 12-13 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 14 at 2pm

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INITIATIVE Runs April 4-14

NKU_Yes Festival 19 logoINITIATIVE
Northern Kentucky University
Part of the Y.E.S. Festival
April 4-14
Stauss Theatre [Highland Heights]

Written by Jacob York
Directed by Mike King

Cast: Brandon Critchfield as Dave, Piper Bates as Meg, James Dawson as Tyrone, Kali Marsh as Sky, Trevor Browning as Benny, Reagan Ruth as NPC #1 & Timothy Belton as NPC #2

Playing a pen and paper role-playing game may not be your idea of a good time but, for Dave and his friends, it’s a lifeline. Dave has a particularly aggressive form of cancer and the only way he’ll experience all the memories he counted on having is through his friends creating them around him at the gaming table. A play about friends and the lengths you’ll go for them, Initiative examines stories and why we tell them. And what unexpected demons can lie within.

  • Thu, April 4 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, April 6 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 7 at 5pm
  • Thu, April 11 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, April 13 at 2pm
  • Sun, April 14 at 5pm

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FAST YOUNG BEAUTIFUL Runs April 3-14

NKU_Yes Festival 19 logoFAST YOUNG BEAUTIFUL
Northern Kentucky University
Part of the Y.E.S. Festival
April 3-14
Corbett Theatre [Highland Heights]

Written by Ethan Warren
Directed by Nicole Perrone

Cast: Landis Helwig as James Dean, Charles Adams as Dennis, Rachel Kazee as Natalie, Sarah Hack as Liz/Natalie’s Mother, Austin Adams as Rock/Corey, Alex Slade as Nick/Stevens, Katie Tierney as Mary, Brayden Glass as Bobby, Kylie Flick as Reporter/Assistant Director, Jerrod Gruber as Figment A, Raven Burns-Gibson as Figment B, Brooke Hardin as Figment C, Tyler Rosenblatt as Figment D & Nick Palazzolo as Figment E

New to Hollywood, a naive young actor named Dennis is cast in the new James Dean film, and though he’s at first unimpressed with his idiosyncratic co-star, he’s soon seduced by Dean’s mysterious talent. Dean agrees to mentor Dennis, but as they co-star in two films across the spring and summer of 1955, both find themselves struggling to understand what it means to be a great actor, and a good man, before they lose their chance to be either.

  • Wed, April 3 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, April 5 at 7:30pm
  • Sat-Sun, April 6-7 at 2pm
  • Wed, April 10 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 12-13 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 14 at 2pm

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FURBELOW Runs April 20-27

NKU_YES FestivalFURBELOW
Presented by Northern Kentucky University as part of the Y.E.S. Festival of New Plays
April 20-27
Highland Heights

Directed by Daryl Harris

Cast: Carey Parsons as Regine, Travis Black as Tamid, Terrance McCraney as Jasper, Hannah Gregory as Box, Kayla Pecchioni as Tench, Jack Manion as Mackintosh, Andy Simpson as Chisulo, Mary Kate Vanegas as Ku, Kathryn Clubb as Courtier One, Mckynleigh Abraham as Courtier Two, Cynthea Mercado as Courtier Three, Miranda Hamilton as Courtier Four, Molly Watson as Courtier Five, Alaina Broderson as Courtier Six, Anna Rose DLG as Countess Loretta LaRococo, Courtni Nicolaci as Sister Ludmilla Juarez, Brad Goren as Cameraman/Priest, Lauren Hayes as Reporter & Jinkyu Lim as Prisoner/Camera Crew

Regine the Thirteenth governs her nation as a shining example of despotic panache: velvet glove, iron fist, designer shoes. A woman who understands the power of a well-placed ruffle, her every flounce is commanded to hang just so. But when one of her subjects selflessly offers to take the place of a death-row criminal, Regine discovers that life is not all tufted velvet and beaded chiffon. Furbelow is a comic fable about fame, friendship, and really good fabrics.

  • Sat-Sun, April 20-21 at 8pm
  • Wed, April 24 at 8pm
  • Fri, April 26 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 27 at 1pm

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SPAKE Runs April 19-28

NKU_YES FestivalSPAKE
Presented by Northern Kentucky University as part of the Y.E.S. Festival of New Plays
April 19-28
Highland Heights

Directed by Michael King

Cast: Erin Ward as Jessica Sharith, Derek Evans as Nicholas Dolzhivliudkovic, Zak Schneider as Cal, Matt Krieg as Edward Ruloff, Hanna Firstenberger as Muriet Nolan, Victoria Hawley as Trina, Seth Wallen as Mark Galen, Victoria McDevitt as Ann Flynn, Anthony Newton as Priest & Alyssa Cousineau as Orderly

In a packed Siberian church on a snowy day, a priest is eulogizing a 109-year-old town leader when the roof caves in, killing everyone inside. Only one speaker of the Ujide language remains: Nicholas, who’s still at college. His ex-girlfriend Jessica also has languages on the brain: namely finding a wellspring language, an idea that intrigued late Ithaca serial killer Edward Rulloff. The collapse begins an amazing sequence of events involving the untranslated Voynich Manuscript, a spell, the return of Rulloff and Nicholas’ dead sister, and a reversal of the Tower of Babel. A few flakes of snow will change the world forever.

  • Fri, April 19 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 20 at 4pm
  • Sun, April 21 at 4pm
  • Tue, April 23 at 8pm
  • Thu-Fri, April 25-26 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 27 at 4pm
  • Sun, April 28 at 1pm

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