The Springfield Township Arts and Enrichment Council brings its fifth dinner theater attraction to The Grove Banquet and Event Center with the iconic Halloween monster, Frankenstein.
New Edgecliff Theater will be presenting playwright Catie O’Keefe’s retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale Frankenstein as an old-time radio broadcast. The audience is immersed in a true radio theater experience with live sound effects created by Mike Martini of WMKV.
When an eccentric scientist seeks out scientific glory, he creates a grotesque creature. Both must deal with the consequences of the unorthodox experiment. New Edgecliff performing and directing veteran Robert Allen returns to direct a cast of local actors, including Jay Dallas Benson, Jan Costello, Elizabeth Harris, Angela Nalley, Charlie Roetting, Tracy Schoster, and Ted Weil.
New Edgecliff Theatre’s popular fundrasier SWEET SUSPENSE is back for it’s sixth incarnation! This year, playwright Catie O’Keefe takes Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale and turns it on its ear for a night of horrifically good fun! In our radio adaptation, the audience is immersed in a true radio theatre experience with our cast of voice chameleons and live sound effects created by Mike Martini of WMKV.
What makes this event so sweet? A dessert buffet at intermission! Featuring a variety of delectable delights from area restaurants, bakeries, and caterers, this delicious feast will satisfy most every sweet tooth.
New Edgecliff performing and directing veteran Robert Allen returns to direct a talented cast of your favorite local actors, including Jay Dallas Benson, Jan Costello, Elizabeth Harris, Angela Nalley, Charlie Roetting, Tracy Schoster, and Ted Weil.
We are pleased to host this year’s event at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, located in the heart of vibrant Over-the-Rhine.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children 13 and under. The price of your ticket includes the show and dessert buffet at intermission. The event is ONE NIGHT ONLY! Sunday, October 13th. Curtain is at 7:30pm, and seating is limited. This is one of our most popular events of the season, so we suggest purchasing your tickets ahead of time!All proceeds for the event benefit New Edgecliff Theatre’s general operating fund, and ensures that we are able to continue to produce the quality theatre Cincinnati audiences have come to expect for over 15 seasons.
Ordering tickets is easy. Simply call 513.399.6638 to reserve your tickets, or buy online at Brown Paper Tickets by clicking the link below.
Tess Talbot and Robert Allen
NET opens its 2013-14 Season with a 20th century classic: William Inge’sBus Stop.
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning.
Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She’s been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. This belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. Even as she’s ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, and screeching at him fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her forehead and muse, “Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling I’m gonna end up in Montana …”
Mindy Heithaus, Tyler Alessi, and David Roth (photo by Mikki Schaffner)
Join New Edgecliff Theatre as we reprise last year’s Sweet Suspense radio drama production of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost, adapted for the radio stage by Catie O’Keefe. Enhancing this family friendly performance will be live sound effects by Media Heritage Incorporated’s Mike Martini.
Washington Park’s OTR Performs takes place at the Amphitheater on the Great Lawn but guests can enjoy the park’s other amenities including historic bandstand, children’s park, interactive fountain and a cadre of food trucks for your intermission enjoyment.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Show starts at 7pm.
Ticket for all mainstage shows in our 2013-14 Season, “Best Laid Plans”, are now on sale through the Cincinnati Arts Association website.
In addition to single show tickets, we now offer convenient Season Subscriptions! Catch all three of our mainstage shows this season, while taking advantage our our special adult and senior discount pricing.
Discounted Adult and Senior Pricing |
Sept 18-28, 2013 |
Sweet Suspense: Frankenstein
October 19, 2013 | tickets on sale soon!
The 12 Dates of Christmas
December 11-21, 2013 |
Other People’s Money
April 16-26, 2014 |
New Edgecliff Theatre announced today their lineup for the 2013-14 Season, themed “The Best Laid Plans.”
Artistic Director Jim stump says, “It’s a story as old as time. We plan out our days, our weeks and even our lives, but no matter how carefully and meticulously, something always seems to get in the way. Sometimes only a minor adjustment is needed to circumvent the obstacle. Other times, a whole new course must be laid. The plays in our 16th season all deal with plans that are disrupted and the ways these disruptions are handled.”
A journey is literally waylaid as a bus is stranded at a diner in a snowstorm in William Inge’s Bus Stop. Each of the passengers, as well as the inhabitants of the diner, is certain of the path his or her life is taking. But this one evening’s chance encounter with each other will change their lives forever.
In Gina Hoben’s The 12 Dates of Christmas, a young woman’s world is turned upside down when she sees her fiancé kissing another woman on national television. She now sets out to navigate the world of dating with several course changes along the way. When she finally resolves to give up, even that plan can’t last.
Other People’s Money by Jerry Sterner examines what is perhaps the biggest game changer in contemporary American life – Wall Street. As a smarmy Wall Street takeover artist targets a small but long-established family company, he finds that plans to change other people’s lives come with changes of their own. Read more
At the end of June, New Edgecliff Theatre will be holding auditions for two of its 2013-2014 productions.
All auditions are held at the Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Place, Cincinnati, OH 45206. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY.
Please come prepared to read from the script; you may also be asked to perform a monologue. Bring a headshot and resume, if available. If you have additional questions, please contact Artistic Director Jim Stump at email@example.com.
Bus Stop directed by Jared Doren
Tuesday 6/25, 6-10pm
Call Backs (if needed) Wednesday 6/26, 6-10pm
Other People’s Money directed by Greg Proccacino
Thursday 6/27, 6-10 p.m.
Call Backs (if needed) Saturday 6/29, 1-4 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: The 12 Dates of Christmas has already been cast. Roles in our radio drama fundraiser Frankenstein are by invitation only. Interested parties should contact Artistic Director Jim Stump at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Edgecliff Theatre is seeking to fill both the Resident Stage Manager and Production Manager positions for our 2013-14 Season. Position descriptions follow. As a small, professional theatre company, we are looking for dedicated individuals willing to contribute their unique skills and enthusiasm to help our organization thrive. All interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume no later than Friday, June 14th. Resumes may be emailed to the attention of Managing Director Devon Campailla at email@example.com.
Read on for job descriptions and more information.
New Edgecliff Theatre announced today that founder Michael Shooner will no longer be serving as Executive Director. He will, however, continue to serve on the board of NET, while the Executive Director position will be combined with that of Artistic Director, creating a new position, Producing Artistic Director, to be taken on by current AD Jim Stump.
Shooner established New Edgecliff in 1998 (becoming its first Artistic Director) in hopes of reincarnating the professional standards he had first experienced in the wake of David Barrie’s resident Equity company at Edgecliff College in the 1970s. His first acting job with NET (Eric Bogosian’s Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll) earned him a CEA nomination for Best Actor. He appeared the subsequent season in the critically acclaimed The Woolgatherer, but did not return to the NET stage again for another 6 years. “That was odd”, he says, “because I had at least in part wanted to create a place where I knew I could work as an actor without having to wait for the phone to ring” (during those “dark” years, he did make a few appearances at Cincy Shakes). When Elizabeth A. Harris became the new AD, she put Shooner back on the NET stage as Teach in American Buffalo, which earned him an Acclaim Award as well as another CEA nomination. In the 7 years since, he’s managed four more appearances at NET: Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross, Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Dysart in Equus and the Man in St. Nicholas. He’s also appeared opposite Dale Hodges in the Xavier University production of Frozen, which earned him another Acclaim Award.
Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized New Edgecliff Theatre‘s production of Proof with an LCT nomination for lead actress, Rebecca Whatley.
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness — or genius — will she inherit?
Panelists praised Rebecca Whatley’s portrayal of Catherine as “natural and unforced”; “a touching mixture of bewilderment, bravado, and brokenness that commanded my attention and did not let up.”
Proof continues through April 27th. Tickets can be purchased at cincinnatiarts.org or by calling 513-621-2787.
Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.