Know Theatre is pleased to announce the regional premiere of the Off-Broadway hit musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, with music and lyrics written by Michael Friedman, and a book by Alex Timbers. After a sold-out run at the Public Theatre, the show transferred briefly to Broadway. This rock musical will be making its regional premiere at Know Theatre March 31 May 12, 2012.
Date: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 7:00 PM (CPI SALON)Sponsored by Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI)."Steam" by Irvon ClearIn spite of the efforts of many dedicated professionals a hospital visit is comparable to visiting a casino.success is still attached to random rewards that are carefully controlled but never fully understood.Q&A segment will follow the reading.
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 7:00 PM (CPI SALON)Sponsored by Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI). "The Hanged Man" by Miguel TrejoTrekking through the wastes of Wyoming, an old traveler encounters a stranger left to die. As a connection between the two men is unearthed, the traveling man struggles with the ideas of justice and retribution.
New play by Allison Moore takes a funny look at crumbling lives. Know Theatre is pleased to announce Collapse by Allison Moore as our next production of the 2011-2012 Season. The production will be directed by former Know Theatres former Artistic Director Jason Bruffy, with scenic and lighting design by Andrew Hungerford, costume design by Noelle Wedig, and sound design by Doug Borntrager. The production will show February 4 March 3, 2012.In 2007, the Mississippi River Bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring another 145. Hannahs husband David was driving one of the cars that went off the bridge. Hes suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but refuses to attend a support group. Hannahs life is falling apart. She cant get pregnant, shes one step away from losing her job, and she thinks her husband, who hasnt been to work for months, may be an alcoholic. All he does is sit around the house, watering the plants with beer.
Peter Landgren, dean and Thomas James Kelly professor of music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), has announced that the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet has been named as a new string-quartet-in-residence at CCM.As quartet-in-residence, the Ariel Quartet will present a series of public performances at CCM, and its members will work closely with CCMs student musicians providing chamber music coaching. This initial residency will be for three and a half years, committing this fine ensemble to CCM and the greater artistic community through the 201415 academic year and concert season.
FREE CPI Public Cold Reading of a new one-act playDate: Sunday, January 22, 2012, 7:00 PM (CPI SALON)Sponsored by Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI)."PIATA" by Cecil Albright.Casual conversation between estranged spouses evolves into wrenching conflict that pries them out of the comfortable lies of their marriage and, with the help of the wife's recently deceased mother, hurls them to the brink of their deepest hurts and fears.
Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI) continues its New Voices Season of Staged Readings with Wrapped in CloverTuesday, February 14, 2012, at 7:30 PMAronoff Center for the Arts, Fifth Third Bank Theater.Corner of Main and Seventh Streets.Tickets are only $8
Know Theatre is pleased to announce that Joe Hutcheson will be returning to Cincinnati to present MissMagnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown. The production received the Critics Pick of the Fringe Awardat the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival and played to sold out houses during its run. Miss Magnolia will beperformed at Know Theatre on January 13 & 14, 2012 at 8pm.
Join the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for the return of the citys premiere fundraiser, A Moveable Feast," on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.A unique showcase of CCMs world-class performing and media arts programs and state-of-the-art facilities, the fundraiser features samplings of artistic and culinary delights throughout CCM Village. Guests can enjoy backstage tours and plan their own schedule of half hour samplings of student entertainment, including Jazz, Musical Theatre, Piano, Opera, Drama, Dance, Orchestra and Wind Symphony performances.
Also known as the hedgeapple, the osage-orange fruit is a bumpy pale green ball with an outer skin made up of a numerous small drupes. Osage was introduced to the southeast via Oklahoma, before the era of readymade fencing, to establish hedgerow borders for cattle fields in the recently clear cut Ohio Valley. Since then, the plant has taken over as dense undergrowth in many forests throughout the region, producing a grapefruit-sized bright green fruit that seeds in the Fall. Contained inside these small pods is a milky latex fluid.
The Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI) continues its New Voices Season of Staged Readings with Changing Mom's DiapersTuesday, January 10, 2012, at 7:30 PMAronoff Center for the Arts, Fifth Third Bank Theater.Corner of Main and Seventh Streets.Tickets are only $8Reservations may be made in advance at Aronoff Center Box Office, or by calling 513-621-2787 at normal work hour,
NEW EDGECLIFF THEATRE is excited to announce our third annual SWEET SUSPENSE an evening of chills, thrills, and tasty treats presented classic radio-show style at the Columbia Performance Center on October 24th! Join us for a trip back in time and see how classic radio drama was done BEFORE you could download the clips on YouTube!
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the TWILIGHT ZONE, NET will be presenting two episodes of Rod Serlings classic series, A World of His Own and The Howling Man. Our performance will feature the vocal talents of husband and wife team Troy & Lesley Hitch, NETs own Devon Campailla, Chuck Haungs, Gary McGurk, and Mike King. Providing our sound effects will be foley artist and local old time radio aficionado Mike Martini of WMKV 89.3FM.
Miller Gallery on Hyde Park Square will host an Opening Party and Artist's Reception this Friday, October 2. Meet artists Helmut Barnett and Gary Kelley. The reception is from 6-8. The show runs until October 16.
Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI) continues its 2009-2010 New Voices Season of Staged Readings with the story of a famous Anthropologist.
Margaret Mead's Notes from the Field
Written by Pauline Smolin and Directed by Kevin Crowley
Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at 7:30 PM
Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fifth Third Bank Theater.
Corner of Main and Seventh Streets.
Tickets are only $7 ($4 students).
Reservations may be made in advance at Aronoff Center Box Office,
or by calling 513-621-2787 at normal work hour,
or online at http://www.cincinnatiarts.org/index.jsp?eventDetail=1&event_id=993
Next Friday, August 28, stay downtown after work and get over to the Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff Center for the Arts for the Annual Summer Barbecue Party from 5-7 p.m. Hot wax spun by Bob Beemon WNKU's "Mr. Rhythm Man."
Please R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org. or 513-977-4165.
The Cincinnati Playwright's Initiative (CPI) will be hosting Ed Stern the Producing Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park this Sunday, August 23 at 7:00 pm. The reception is being held in French Hall on the University of Cincinnati campus. The room is on the 4th floor, room 4614.
All are welcome, but a reservation is requested. Bringing a small dish of appetizers and or a beverage is not necessary but will be appreciated. For more information contact Kalman Kivkovich at email@example.com or 513-861-0004.
Stop by the Contemporary Arts Center tonight, July 31, as part of the Final Friday Art Walk. The gift shop will be open late, you can view the exhibits and there is a full bar featuring drink specials. The party goes on until 1:00 a.m. Tonight's entertainers arae WilliamRich and Josua Mattie.
For all of you Opera Lovers, The Cincinnati Opera will be presenting Carmen this week at Music Hall. Performances are July 22 and 24, 7:30 p.m. & July 26, 3:00 p.m.
Romanian mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose returns to Cincinnati to sing the role of Carmen. She's joined for the first time by tenor William Burden as her impassioned lover Don Jos. Met Opera star baritone Dwayne Croft is the bullfighter Escamillo.
Ticket information is available at www.cincinnatiopera.org
CPI Playwriting Salon:
Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 7 PM
Cold Reading of scripts-in-Progress: Read by actors.
Presenting Playwrights: Herb DuVal and Kalman Kivkovich
Q & A / Discussion follows each presentation.
Come cry and laugh with us . . . and help make our plays better.
The Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI) will be premiering a new play on Tuesday, May 19 at the Fifth Third Theater at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The play, A Stop in Paris, written by Kalman Kivkovich, is based on a true story that takes place in the early 70s and is autobiographical. I spoke with the playwright recently to ask him more about CPI, his own career and this play and his other works. Kalman is a very interesting man, born in Kazakhstan of Polish parents who escaped the holocaust by fleeing across the Russian border in 1939. This is the third of his plays that has been selected by CPI for a staged reading at the Aronoff. An architect by trade, Kalman came to the United States in 1973.
Beginning this weekend, when you stop by to see the beautiful spring flowers at the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park, you will also be able to enjoy an outdoor exhibit showcasing some local teen artists.
Art Damage isnt about being hip. It is about giving people the opportunity to maybe hear something theyve never heard before. Art Damage is about the music. There is no bar, no concession stand, merely the bands and the listeners in an intimate setting. It is perfect for eluding those other distractions, so that spectators can focus entirely on the musical experience.
Stages came alive during the holiday season in Greater Cincinnati, but for some venues at least, ticket sales were down, sponsorships dropped and donations dipped leaving performance arts groups scratching out shows and eyeing budgets for further cuts this season.