CINCINNATI: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati has announced its 2018-2019 season, featuring seven productions, including five regional premieres.
The season kicks off with the regional premiere of Fly by Night (Sept 1–29), conceived by Kim Rosenstock, and written by Rosenstock, Will Connolly, and Michael Mitnick. The musical follows two sisters and a sandwich maker on a star-crossed journey of love during a massive Northeast blackout.
Next will be a special performance engagement of St. Nicholas (Oct.12-28), by Conor McPherson, a one-man play about a jaded theatre critic’s macabre vampire tale.
Following will be Alice in Wonderland (Nov.29-Dec.30), book by Joseph McDonough, and music & lyrics by David Kisor, based on the classic tale by Lewis Carroll about the adventures of the curious Alice.
Next will be the regional premiere of Ripcord (Jan.19-Feb.16, 2019), by David Lindsay-Abaire, a comedy about a woman in a senior living facility who uses whatever means necessary to get rid of her new roommate.
Following onstage will be the regional premiere of A Doll’s House, Part 2 (March 2-30, 2019), by Lucas Hnath, a new sequel to Ibsen’s classic play about a woman who slams the door on her marriage.
Next will be the regional premiere of Skeleton Crew (April 13–May 11, 2019), by Dominique Morisseau, about a tight-knit trio of autoworkers in 2008 during the decline of America’s auto manufacturing industry. This is the third play in Morisseau’s acclaimed Detroit Trilogy.
Closing out the season will be the regional premiere of The Wolves (June 1–29, 2019), by Sarah DeLappe, a coming-of-age drama about a girls’ high school soccer team.
Founded in 1986, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati produces world and regional premieres of works that explore social issues.