…NEW THIS WEEK
The Story: THE WHISTLER takes place in 1965 in an unnamed Southern city where the neighbors enjoy running pickaninnies off the road. With the Andy Griffith Show in its fifth season, professional whistler Henry has a steady royalty income though he hasn’t worked in years. His wife wants to move to New York to further her career as a page-turner; his 14-year old son wants to undermine the military-industrial complex, and for his parents to stop quarreling. Enter an edgy washed-up trumpet player who is drawn by Henry’s talent but reluctant to show himself; he’s been burned by white men too many times before. But he may be the one person whose heart is as pure and terrible as Henry’s own.
The Dates: May 24-June 10, 2012
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BABES IN HOLLYWOOD
The Story: Get ready to swing, sway and swoon to over 30 of the most glorious songs of the Twentieth Century. BABES IN HOLLYWOOD salutes the legendary musical careers of Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
The Dates: May 16-June 3, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Showboat Majestic | BTC listing
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The Story: Passion, betrayal, and a bargain with a terrible price. In one of the Bard’s most controversial and thrilling plays, Antonio covers a debt for his friend Bassanio, from the complicated and persecuted Shylock—who has much reason to resent Antonio. Across lines of race and wrongdoing, Antonio must face a terrible fate, while Bassanio finds true love in the arms of the delightful Portia. Watch what happens as events culminate in a cross-dressing courtroom battle in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.
The Dates: May 11-June 3, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company | BTC listing
THE SECOND CITY: LESS PRIDE MORE PORK
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
The Story: The world’s premier comedy company will again set its razor-sharp sights on Cincinnati. What’s left to skewer? The Second City was in town long enough to know they haven’t come close to exhausting the material. Not to mention, between now and opening night, entire sports seasons will come and go, politicians will star on reality shows and streetcars may (or may not) be on track. The future holds nothing but promise for comedy at our expense.
The Dates: April 29-July 1, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park | BTC listing
…ENDING THIS WEEK
SONGS FROM THE TALL GRASS
The Story: SONGS FROM THE TALL GRASS is about the struggles and the triumphs of breaking the sod in the Midwest. The music tells the story about life and love during a time of the great expansion of our country.
The Dates: May 18-27, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Fairfield Footlighters | BTC listing
The Dates: June 1-10, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Showbiz Players | BTC page |
CINCINNATI FRINGE FESTIVAL 2012
Cincinnati Fringe Festival
The Dates: May 30-June 9, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Cincinnati Fringe Festival | BTC page |
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The Dates: May 29-30, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company | BTC page |
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
The Dates: June 1-9, 2012
Tickets and More Information: Falcon Theatre | BTC page |
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