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theater seatingMPI NewSeatingAt Mariemont Players, we work continually to improve our facility to enhance the theater experience for all of our patrons. These improvements are made possible by your generosity. 

We are currently raising funds to replace the existing auditorium seating with new comfortable chairs, offering much needed lumbar support. 

Please consider supporting our auditorium seating project with your tax-deductible donation. Donors will become members of the Chairman's Club and donations of $25 or more will be acknowledged in our programs and in our lobby. Donating is easy, just write "seating donation" on the memo line of your check and send it to: MPI/Betsy Farro, 6201 Stirrup Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244.

Special thanks to Artswave and Summerfair Cincinnati
for their generous new auditorium seating grants

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Cast List Announced for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

thmb ShakespeareAbridgedDirector Tom Peters has announced the cast for the summer production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”

Jay Benson – Adam
Joel Lind – Daniel
Aaron Whitehead – Jess

A small, madcap band of three actors, influenced by the likes of the Marx Brothers, the Three Stooges and the “Carol Burnett Show,” decide to tackle the impossible: to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 90 minutes. Fast paced, witty and physical, this play is full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike. It’s a Shakespearian mix of pratfalls, clunky female impersonators, clean-cut ribaldry, and broad burlesque. 

MPI thanks all those who auditioned. All are encouraged to contact Tom Peters at to find other ways to become involved with this production. The show will begin rehearsals on May 23 and performances will run Thursdays through Sundays, July 8 - 24, 2016.

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Dee DuneDee Dunn (1941 - 2016)

On February 14th, the Cincinnati theater community lost a dear friend when Dee Dunn passed away at the age of 74. Mariemont audiences would know her best as Betty from our September 2011 production of The Foreigner (pictured above). However, she also directed November 2013’s The Lion in Winter and costumed recent MPI productions such as You Can’t Take It With You and Chapter Two. A long-time member of CenterStage Players and The Drama Workshop, Dee was recognized by ACT-Cincinnati in June 2015 with the Art Rouse Award for her exceptional commitment and dedication to our theater community. As MPI member Burt McCollum puts it, “Dee embodied the best of what community theater strives to be. She was a crown jewel.” We will miss her deeply.

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kroger comm rewardsAre you registered for Kroger Community Rewards? The program associated with your Kroger Plus Card donates funds to lots of your favorite charities whenever you make a purchase, but you have to re-enroll every April.  And don't worry, there's no impact on your Plus Card points! Just visit, log into your Plus Card account (or create a log in if you haven't yet), and choose Mariemont Players, Inc. (Charity No. 64091) as your benefiting charity. If you need assistance with your online account, please call the tech team at: 1-866-221-4141.

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