Untethered’s The House of Yes Opens November 15
Untethered Theater’s season opens November 15 with Wendy MacLeod’s The House of Yes. This dark comedy pries into the lives of the dysfunctional Pascal family. As a Thanksgiving hurricane swirls outside. Jackie-O, beyond obsessed with her namesake and the Kennedys, anticipates the homecoming of her twin brother Marty. But when arrives with his new fiancé, mayhem ensues. Runs November 15, 16, 22, 23, 30 and December 2, 6 and 7 at 8pm, November 17 at 3pm and December 1 at 7pm.
Directed by Leah Strasser. Cast includes MaryKate Moran, Christine Dye, Carter Bratton, Joshua Steele and Mindy Heithaus. Tickets are going fast! Buy your tickets here.
Season tickets are also available for the two adult acting ensembles (The Clifton Players and Untethered Theater). The two companies are offering a ticket strip with a ticket to each Clifton Players and Untethered Theater show for $100. In addition to the season ticket, there will be one free BYOB (Bring Your Own Buddy) ticket which you can use to bring a friend.
The Rest of the Adult Ensemble Season Includes:
Untethered Theater’s Revelation runs January 24-February 8, 2014. Written by Samuel Brett Williams and directed by Kevin Crowley, this hilarious End of Days comedy follows Brandon and Rebecca, a match made in the Rapture. When people suddenly begin to disappear, Brandon’s Southern Baptist roots and Rapture preparedness leave him armed with a Bible, bottled water, canned food, and a mouthpiece (for the gnashing of teeth). Brandon finds his “save my soul” mate in Rebecca, a pre-med atheist, who joins him on a journey from New York City to Arkadelphia, Arkansas in hopes of finding the New Jerusalem. Playwright Samuel Brett Williams explores faith, love, and the American landscape in a pitch black comedy about the End Days. Runs January 24, 25, 30, 31 and February 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 at 8pm, January 26 at 7pm and Feb 2 at 3pm.
A wickedly delightful and heart-wrenching play, The Irish Curse, will be presented by The Clifton Players February 28. What “The Irish Curse” is – and how it manifests itself – is the raw centerpiece of this rollicking new play. From its blistering language to its brutally honest look at sex and body image, The Irish Curse is a revealing portrait of how men, and society, define masculinity. Size matters to this small group of Irish-American men who meet every Wednesday night, in a Catholic church basement, at a self-help group for men with small penises. This allegedly Irish trait is the focus of their weekly whining as they feel this “shortcoming” has ruined their lives. When a 20-something blue-collar guy joins the group, he challenges everything these men thought about “the Irish curse,” tackling their obsession with body image and unmasking the comical and truthful questions of identity, masculinity, sex, relationships, and social status that define their lives.
The Clifton Players season closes out in May with The Riverside. The Riverside is the story of a small family-owned bar in crisis, set in 1989, the story of the bar parallels the saga of Pete Rose’s expulsion from baseball that summer. The play is the work of Cincinnati writer, actor and director, Kevin Crowley.
With the Players and Untethered, almost all of the pre-production and production work is done in-house, keeping the costs at a minimum. Our sets and costumes are often built out of reclaimed materials, and we partner with the other businesses in our district to promote the health and viability of the Clifton community. The space transforms with each production, drawing you into the setting of the current show, while still remaining a studio for learning available to all those wishing to continue or begin their craft. When you see a show at the Clifton Performance Theatre, you get a true storefront experience – an intimate, highly-charged, actor-driven theatrical experience.
Want to get involved? CPT Children’s Programming is now registering young actors!
NEW for 2013-2014 SEASON! Calling All Actors, Writers, Vocalists and Musicians
SESSION ONE- ONCE UPON A TIME AND THEN WHAT HAPPENS?
SESSION TWO- A CHRISTMAS CAROL
4-week Session: Tuesday/Thursday 6-7:30pm / November 19-December 12 / Performances December 14 & 15 at 2p
(Includes a Monday November 25th rehearsal as a make-up date for Thanksgiving)
Ages 5-15 Cost $185 4-week session at Clifton Performance Theatre
BABY BOX: INTRODUCTORY/PREP CLASS
8-week Session: Saturdays at 10am / October 5 – November 30 (excluding November 23)
A Musical Theatre Preparatory Class for our youngest thespians ages 3-7, Baby Box is a multi-week exploration of character, theatre terms and direction, dance and song. Presented in an age-appropriate way, our goal is to help young children become excited and prepared for future participation in regular productions. The students are able to set their own goals but still move as a group and create a finished product to proudly present to their families at the end of each fifty minute class.
Classes occur on Saturday mornings at 10a. The session is an eight-week course based on the Grimm fairy tales with the sessions building upon each other.
Cost for 8 weeks is $150. You may still register after the session begins for a prorated class rate – just contact us at CPTCincy (at) gmail (dot) com to find out if there’s room in the session.