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E N S E M B L E T H E AT R E C I N C I N N AT I

2012–2013

 S E A S O N


GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire

The Tony Award® nominee for Best Play is an affectionate look at the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ through the eyes of characters who simply won't be ignored.

MRS. MANNERLY by Jeffrey Hatcher

An irreverant and deftly composed comedy about a 1960s etiquette class that reveals the lengths we will go to in order to achieve perfection.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Joseph McDonough & David Kisor

Curiouser and curiouser. The Queen of Hearts returns and all of Wonderland awaits Alice's trial in this popular holiday favorite.

FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Mark St. Germain

Suggested by "The Question of God" by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.

The legendary Dr. Sigmund Freud and visionary writer C.S. Lewis present a spirited debate in this modern day clash of the titans.

BLACK PEARL SINGS! by Frank Higgins

Highlighted by beautiful a cappella African-American folk songs, this Depression-era drama follows two women on their quests for long-awaited freedom and recognition.

MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: CAPS AND GOWNS by Roger Bean

The highly anticipated sequel to our best-selling show of all time, the Marvelous Wonderettes are back and better than ever!

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 2012-2013 SEASON


Set of I Am My Own Wife (2005). Photo by Ryan Kurtz.


Experience ETC. Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is your destination for the best in contemporary theatre. We strive to produce shows that engage our community as we look with a social conscience to what is happening now in our world. Our productions enrich, excite and, undoubtedly, entertain. We begin this season with the Tony Award-nominated Good People that looks at what happens when we are a paycheck away from despair and a heartbeat away from the dreams of our youth. Mrs. Mannerly is a welcoming, wicked comedy about the process of becoming and overcoming ourselves. Alice in Wonderland takes us down the rabbit hole and invites us to play croquet with the Queen, a toe-tapping, all-around adventure that will make this a warm holiday season. Switching gears, Freud's Last Session occurs on the eve of London’s entrance into World War II when two great men meet and discuss matters of the mind and heart. Black Pearl Sings! sets two women on a journey to capture the history of African-American music while creating their own futures, entwining their lives forever. Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns allows us to hear the next chapter in the lives of these four delightful women sung to the songs we love. This long anticipated sequel takes us back to 1958 and 1968 when everything and anything was possible. Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati has been a key ingredient in the reinvention of Over-the-Rhine, proving the power of theatre to transform neighborhoods, dreams and lives. And, you play a vital supporting role in this effort. You are more than a spectator at our theatre; you are part of our ensemble. I invite you to be a part of ETC and the Overthe-Rhine experience this season.

D. Lynn Meyers, Producing Artistic Director

Set of The Whipping Man (2012). Photo by Ryan Kurtz.


SEPTEMBER    5-23, 2012

DIRECTED BY D. LYNN MEYERS

—Back Stage CRITIC'S PICK! "[A] masterwork of the comedy-drama genre." "Thoroughly absorbing…Good People is good stuff." —Variety “Enthralling…Utterly gripping…Remarkable." —LA Times 2011 TONY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PLAY REGIONAL PREMIERE. Margie Walsh can’t catch a break. Laid off from her job at

the dollar store, she is faced with the reality that South Boston is providing her the same level of opportunity it always has: none. Wry, rough around the edges and ready to make a change, she goes to seek out the one who got away. Instead, she finds herself in the ‘burbs and out of her element, facing the question: is opportunity granted or earned?


By Jeffrey Hatcher Directed by Ed Stern

October 10-28, 2012 “It will have you rolling in the aisles laughing uncontrollably and hysterically… the most ingenious and hilarious new play of the new year." —Houston Chronicle "A delicious little play… An absolutely charming night of theater." —Houston Press

Premiere Sponsor: an Anonymous Donor

REGIONAL PREMIERE. This irreverent, yet poignant comedy is inspired by the hilarious memories of a childhood etiquette class, wherein playwright Jeffrey Hatcher conjures up the world of a ten-year-old studying manners. Set in 1967, Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher, and no student in her thirty-six years of etiquette classes has ever received a perfect score. But, when he discovers her secret past, Young Jeffrey OTTO is determined first to achieve this feat. THE 2012-2013 M. BUDIG to be the WWW.CINCYETC.COM This unique comic tale reveals truths aboutFOUNDATION the face we present selves FAMILY SEASON and the real 513 421 3555that lie inside.


"I heartily recommend a dose of Alice's rollicking holiday cheer."-CiNCINNATI CItyBeat

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DIRECTED BY D. LYNN MEYERS

November 28-December 30, 2012

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magical musical retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, this sassy version is the toe-tapping tale of a lost girl, a cool cat, a wild hare, and the original “dancing queen.” The Queen of Hearts is back to dish up her special recipe for justice and all of Wonderland awaits Alice’s trial in this cherished family-friendly holiday musical.


"a sharp, lively discourse…astute, and the humor is plentiful." -ny times “Spirited, witty, and eminently engaging.”—Entertainment Weekly “Riveting…a theatrical and intellectual delight.” —Huffington Post

Freud's Last Session by Mark St. Germain

Suggested by "The Question of God" by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.

Directed by Michael Evan Haney

January 23-February 10, 2013 REGIONAL PREMIERE. This spirited drama centers on legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, who invites a then little-known professor, C.S. Lewis, to his home in London. Lewis, expecting to be called on the carpet for satirizing Freud in a recent book, soon realizes Freud has a much more significant agenda. On the day England enters World War II, Freud and Lewis clash on the existence of God, love, sex and the meaning of life—only two weeks before Freud chooses to take his own.


Directed by D. Lynn Meyers

Premiere Sponsor: "Richly underscored by emotionally deep a cappella singing… This is a gem of a play that will renew your faith in humanity."—Chicago Critic REGIONAL PREMIERE. Set during the Great Depression, Susannah travels the country, recording lost traditional songs. Hoping to find the one song that will bring her longawaited recognition, she discovers Pearl Johnson in a Texas prison. With a silky, soulful voice and a wealth of African-American spiritual songs, Pearl seeks information and a chance at freedom. This moving drama chronicles a powerful story about being a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and fighting for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity.


Image by Ryan Kurtz

By Roger Bean

M ay 1-19, 2013 Directed

by

D. Lynn M eyers

P remiere Sponsor: J ohn G oering REGIONAL PREMIERE. The season concludes with the highly anticipated sequel to our best-selling show of all time! Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns takes you to the Springfield High School graduation where we reunite with the Wonderettes. As we learn about their lives and loves—and take a peek into their futures—we are treated to the girls performing classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs such as “Wishin’ And Hopin’,” “Sealed with a Kiss,” “Dedicated To The One I Love,” “Rockin’ Robin,” and many more!


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2012-2013 PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

Evening Performance Matinee Performance

ê Student Matinee Performance

Matinee & Evening Performance

• ASL-interpreted Performance

* Opening Night

· Teen Scene Matinee Performance

OCTOBER 2012

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30 7 14 21 28

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2 9 16 23 30

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31 7 14 21 28

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2 9 16 23* 30

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FEBRUARY 2013

MARCH 2013

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Snow White (2011). Photo by Ryan Kurtz.

SHOWTIMES *

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are at 2:00 p.m. Student matinee performances are at 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Please note, Sunday evening performances for Alice in Wonderland start at 6:00 p.m. All other evening performances for Alice in Wonderland begin at 7:00 p.m.

APRIL 2013

MAY 2013

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GOOD PEOPLE September 5-23, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION January 23-February 10, 2013

MRS. MANNERLY October 10-28, 2012

BLACK PEARL SINGS! March 13-31, 2013

ALICE IN WONDERLAND November 28-December 30, 2012

MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: CAPS & GOWNS

May 1-19, 2013

All plays and dates subject to change. Seating is subject to availability at the time of purchase. All ticket sales are final. Tickets released prior to show time are eligible for a tax credit.

NEW! MORE STUDENT & TEEN TICKET OPTIONS Student Matinees: School group rates available, supplemental study guides provided. $120 Student Subscription: Seated subscription for entire season, available for any day of the week. $90 Teen Scene Subscription: For teens ages 13-19 for second Saturday matinee performances only. Includes meal and a post-show discussion with cast and/or artistic staff. Limited spaces available. $27 Advance Purchase student ticket rates $15 Student Rush Tickets: Available 2 hours prior to show time with valid student I.D.


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SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS Subscribers receive up to 40% off single ticket prices Subscriber Only Days to buy, exchange, or reserve tickets before they go on sale to the public Special pre-sales for limited performance events Unlimited ticket exchanges free of charge Priority renewals to keep or upgrade seats in future seasons Subscribers can purchase additional discounted tickets throughout the season

SINGLE TICKET PRICES:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Opening Nights...........$ 42 Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday.......................$38 (Seniors receive $3 off the above regular prices)

Children 12 and under (any performance).............$  16 Students (any performance).............................$  27

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Whether it's just you and some friends, your religious or school group, scout troop or company party, we offer special savings for groups of 10+. For more information and pricing, please call 513.421.3555. Dial: 513.421.3555 Surf: www.ensemblecincinnati.org In person: 1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Visit our new website at www.ensemblecincinnati.org for helpful information on local dining, parking and other entertainment options.

Convenient parking is available at the Gateway Garage, the surface lot at the corner of 12th and Vine Streets, and at the newly reopened Washington Park Garage. Large Print

Wheelchair-accessible seating, large print programs, assisted-listening devices, and ASL performances available.

Above: Ken Early in The Whipping Man (2012). Photo by Brian Ambs.

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________ FlexPass Subscription (6 flexible tickets to use any time, any way)................................... $ 196

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________ Senior Subscription (ages 65+, available for any day of week)......................................... $ 156 ________ NEW! Student Subscription (available for any day of week)................................... $ 120 ________ NEW! Teen Scene Subscription (ages 13-19, available 2nd Sat. matinee only).................. $90

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Set of Next to Normal (2011). Photo by Ryan Kurtz.

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