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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
The Story: Meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the murderous activities of the psychotic other brother, Jonathon.
The Dates: June 13-July 1, 2012
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The Story: Three actors on a mission: to bring the entirety of Shakespeare’s canon to the stage in a single evening of theatre. Audiences will follow along as they careen wildly through all the comedies, histories and tragedies using a trunkful of props, wigs, and ridiculous costumes. Full of clever quips as well as silly slapstick, the script’s affectionate and irreverent treatment of Shakespeare’s plays has made it one of the most popular shows in America and England.
The Dates: June 8-30, 2012
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NEXT TO NORMAL
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
The Story: The Goodmans seem like a perfect family. The only problem is that sometimes mom seems, well…a little too happy. Fresh from a remarkable Broadway run comes one of the most lauded musicals of the new century! With provocative lyrics and an electrifying score that includes more than 30 original songs, this thrilling, emotional powerhouse of a musical is a story about the stop/start life of a bipolar mother as she rides the sharp edge between coping and insanity.
The Dates: June 15-July 1, 2012
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Commonwealth Artists Summer Theatre
The Story: A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and a nerdy, young accountant, Leo Bloom, who concoct a scheme to raise thousands of dollars from backers and then put on a flop of a show. With all the money that will be leftover, the pair will be rich! Only one thing goes wrong: the show is a gigantic hit!
The Dates: June 22-July 1, 2012
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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
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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Xenia Area Community Theatre
The Story: The plot revolves around two pairs of lovers, Beatrice and Benedick and Claudio and Hero. The story focuses on obstacles to the union of the two young lovers – Claudio and Hero. The love-hate relationship of Beatrice and Benedick features the traditional war of the sexes. Benedick thinks he hates Beatrice but really loves her and Beatrice who thinks she hates Benedick but really loves him.
The Dates: June 15-24, 2012
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Commonwealth Theatre Company
The Story: In one of Neil Simon’s most popular comedies, hilarity ensues as we glimpse into the relationships of three couples who occupy the same suite at the Plaza Hotel. There is a suburban couple who find themselves in the same suite where they honeymooned 23 years earlier. Next is a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for an encounter. And, finally, a mother and father struggling to get their bride-to-be daughter out of the locked bathroom.
The Dates: June 6-24, 2012
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