Know Theatre’s 2009-2010 Season features some exciting new productions to the region:
We will be starting off the season with a play called, Boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Jo, a female journlism student, and Jules, a male marine biologist, meet in a subterranean biology lab for an erotic “casual encounter.” But there’s nothing casual whatsoever about this particular evening. Will meaningless sex have meaning? What’s going on in the fish tank? And who is that woman, Barbara, pulling levers in the corner? Something is about to explode.
During the holiday season comes Know Theatre’s Holiday Spectacular. Still to be announced. But just you wait, it’s going to be great!
Next we will present the regional premiere of Adding Machine: A Musical, is a musical adaptation of Elmer Rice’s play The Adding Machine, with music by Joshua Schmidt and libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt. The story focuses on Mr. Zero, an accountant at a large, faceless company. After 25 years at his job, he discovers that he will be replaced by an adding machine.
Know Theatre is also proud to announce, the next production in our season will be Tony Kushner’s classic play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Know Theatre will present Cincinnati’s first fully staged productions of the entire seven hour play, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika. The two parts will be running in repertory so you will be able to come one evening to see the first half, and then return another evening for the second half. Don’t worry, they’ll be plenty of intermissions!
Another exciting announcement is that Know Theatre will produce Cincinnati’s first LGBT Theatre Arts Festival. The festival will overlap with Angels in America and draw performances from many theatre, music, and arts groups in Cincinnati to celebrate the LGBT Community. Columbus previously operated a similar festival, but closed it a few years ago. Know Theatre feels a need to fill this void and give the LGBT community a voice in the arts in Cincinnati AND Ohio. Stay tuned for more updates on this festival and groups that Know Theatre will be collaborating with to present the festival.
Then as usual, we will present the 7th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival June 1-12, 2010. For now you should think about this years festival, May 26-June 6, 2009. Check http://www.cincyfringe.com for more details on the festival and the exciting productions that are coming to Cincinnati.
You can check out Jackie Demaline’s article about our season here.
Also check out Rick Pender’s article in CityBeat about the season here.