Announcing the 2014-2015 season from Untethered Theater and The Clifton Players! Get your season pass now!
Written & directed by Kevin Crowley with Carter Bratton
Certainly, 1989 was a seminal year: Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall and, in Cincinnati, icon Pete Rose was permanently banned from the game of baseball. As the denizens of the Riverside bar in Cincinnati closely follow the Rose saga, other big changes are afoot and decisions regarding the future of this family owned bar will irrevocably change the family and its patrons. Featuring Michael Shooner, Mike Dennis, Christine Dye, Buz Davis, Daniel Britt, Mindy Heithaus and many more. Buy tickets here.
All New People
Written by Zach Braff, directed by Jared Doren
Charlie’s birthday first goes wrong when Emma stumbles in, disrupting his suicide attempt. Taking this as divine intervention, Emma demands that she, Milton — a firefighter with some interesting extra-curriculars — and the bubbly Kim throw Charlie a party to convince him to keep living. Throughout the course of the night, aided by flashbacks, the group learns that everyone is running from something, but in the end, life is what you make it.
August: Osage County
Winter 2015, dates TBA
Written by Tracy Letts, directed by Buz Davis
The funeral of patriarch Beverly brings the large Weston family back to their Oklahoman homestead. But what’s being buried is nothing compared to what’s dug up. Incendiary family secrets, generational conflict and repressed truths explode in this portrait one of the most dysfunctional families the stage has ever seen. Hilarious, taut and truthful.
Three Days of Rain
May 1-24, 2015
Written by Richard Greenberg, directed by Leah Strasser
Walker, Nan and their childhood friend Pip meet for reading of their father’s will, where an unexpected bequeathment triggers a rift in their friendship. Three Days of Rain takes us from the lives of these friends to the formative years of their parents, exposing secrets that would come to be buried under decades of expectation, estrangement, mental illness. A heartbreaking, unexpectedly romantic family story.
Season Passes On Sale Now!
Now that you know our fantastic line up, get your season pass so you’re sure to have a seat at every show! Choose from passes that get you into our popular opening night parties, discounted Thursday and Sunday tickets, passes that guarantee you’ll always see the show on your preferred Friday night…No matter your schedule or budget, we have the pass for you!
Sarge and The Monkey’s Paw
Sarge was the critic’s pick in the 2014 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, hailed as “a solid, unflinching portrayal of a woman in a state of crisis, yet trying to hold her life together.” The Monkey’s Paw is a hilarious, surreal look at parenting and marriage. Mike and Tish’s son is missing. Tish can’t leave home until he returns and Mike can’t ever get the house clean enough. This play has been produced in London and NY and will have a limited run with Sarge. Both are written by Kevin Crowley.
She’s Crazy (Mental Health and Other Myths)
This cabaret-style piece explores how our society approaches mental illness, with the goal of reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Features music by Sherry McCamley, stories and interactive media.Written by Cathy Springfield and Sherry McCamley.
The Irish Curse Gala Weekend
This audience and critic favorite returns for one weekend! The Irish Curse chronicles five Irish-American men who meet in a Catholic Church basement at a self-help group for men with small penises, i.e, “The Irish Curse.” March 21st features a band and catered party after the show!
The Players and Untethered complete almost all of the pre-production and production work in-house, keeping with the mission of high quality/low cost productions. 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 production.
We greatly need and appreciate all those who have in the past or continue to financially support this space.
Every ticket sale, every donation, every class purchase, is a tool for keeping this unique theater available in Cincinnati. Thank you!
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