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January 2018 Limelight News

MPI Holiday PartyWe had a great turnout for the December 9th MPI Holiday Party. Over 40 members braved the cold - and light snow - to join us for an evening of food, drink, door prizes and conversation. Thank you to Chris Cullen, Steve and Linda Winslow for their help with setup and final preparations. Also thanks to Tom Peters for his help cleaning up at the end of the night. Happy Holidays to all! 

Becky’s New Car Cast and Staff Update - Tom Peters

Traci Taylor/Linda Callahan* - Becky Foster
Scott Unes - Joe Foster
Maverick Thurston - Chris Foster
Lon Nease - Walter Flood
Jackie Miesle - Kensington (Kenni) Flood
Jay Dallas Benson - Steve
Linda Callahan/Kate Arnold* - Ginger
Kate Arnold - Mrs. Tipton

*Becky will be played by Linda Callahan at the following performances :Thursday, Jan. 11 & 18 @ 7:30,
Sunday, Jan. 14 @ 2pm, Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20 @ 8pm. Kate Arnold will step in as
Ginger on the performances listed above.

Kate Arnold & Zachary Riggins – Co-Producers
Sara Krehbiel – Stage Manager
Zachary Riggins - Lighting Design
Chris Cullen – Costume Coordinator
Mikaela Wormely – Lights/Sound Board Operator
Dan Dermody - Set Design
Art Kibby, Bill Pauly, Tim Carney – Set Construction

All Over Town - Norma Niinemets
Mea culpa. I’m sorry that I omitted the names of three of our newest members from the cast announcement of Village Players upcoming production of Ring Around the Moon directed by Alan Karol. Nisrene Langenbrunner, Tim Carney and Dava Lynn will be featured in the production opening February 9 and playing February 10,11,15,16, and 17, 2018. For tickets and show times call 859-392-0500.

• FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS opens at the Incline Theatre on January 26 and plays through February 11, 2018. Our own Dee Anne Bryll serves as director and features Merritt Beischel.

• Tickets are available on-line by visiting the Cincinnati Landmark Productions website.

• Kathleen Labanz joins the cast of the Center Stage production of Tribes directed by Richard Zink. The
performances run from March 23 through March 31, 2018.

• Springtime will take Jerry Wiesenhahn to Urinetown presented by Footlighters. This fun filled musical is
scheduled to play May 2 through May 19, 2018.

• Oxford Area Community Theatre will present the Gin Game starring Chessie Vigran and Arny Stoller. February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2018. Tickets are $ 12 and will be available on January 8th by calling 513-523-6628 or on line at

December Play Reading Party Dec.12th – Anna Nixon
We really enjoyed an exchange of holiday plans and travels while we drank and ate delicious appetizers. Then on to our Christmas play this year – “Coney Island Christmas” by Donald Margulies. This has just been staged by Center Stage with our very own Chessie Vigran acting in it. It is a hilarious family play for all ages, colors and creeds. Basically it surrounds a Nativity Play but actually includes Santa Claus and Scrooge towards the end. We had a ball!

Our readers were: Chessie Vigran, Joyce and Art Kibby, Fred Rothzeid, Karen Zaugg, Maris Ryan, John Nixon and yours truly.

We had a feast and a party not to be forgotten. Thank you everyone so much for contributing your time, talents and goodies.

Happy holidays to all our Mariemont members!
Our next reading will be on Tuesday, January 16th 2018 at 7:30 pm.

The Outgoing Tide PosterMariemont Players and director Dan Maloney announce auditions for The Outgoing Tide - Bruce Graham
Audition Dates/Times:
• 7 PM Monday, January 8th
• 7 PM Tuesday, January 9th
• Location: 4101 Walton Creek Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227
• Performance Dates: May 11-27

In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his
family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and son. As winter approaches, the three
must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding - before the tide goes out.

Gunner - Early 70’s. Retired from the trucking business and now lives with his wife Peg on the
Chesapeake Bay. Still vibrant. Wears the world’s oldest, most comfortable fishing clothes.
Though it’s never named in the script, he is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Peg - Late 60’s. Energetic. Strong. She is the rock. She takes care of her family. It’s what she does. It’s who she is.

Jack - 49. Gunner and Peg’s son. Pleasant, but distant. Seems out of place. Going through a divorce.

Please note, ages listed are stage ages. Actors auditioning can be older/younger in real life, but they have to believably be able to play the ages listed in the script.

Rehearsals will begin around the middle of March and will be determined by the availability of the cast. Please bring known conflicts from March 12th to May 27th. Please note, there is a 2 PM performance on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 13th. Resumes and head shots are appreciated but not required. For more information or to review the script, contact director Dan Maloney at
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Ushers Needed For Becky’s New Car - Art Kibby
Thanks to everyone who has stepped forward to usher for Becky’s New Car from Jan 5-21. We still need 11 more volunteers, especially as head usher and/or elevator operator.

These are the unfilled spots as of Dec 22:
Thu, Jan 11 (6:30 pm call, 7:30 show) 1 auditorium usher
Fri, Jan 12 (7:00 pm call, 8:00 show) 2 auditorium ushers
Sun, Jan 14 (matinee, 1:00 pm call, 2:00 show) 1 head usher/elevator op
Sun, Jan 14 (eve, 6:00 pm call, 7:00 show) 1 head usher, 1 auditorium usher
Thu, Jan 18 (6:30 pm call, 7:30 show) 1 head usher/elevator op
Fri, Jan 19 (7:00 pm call, 8:00 show) 1 head usher
Sat, Jan 20 (7:00 pm call, 8:00 show) 1 head usher, 1 auditorium usher
Sun, Jan 21 (matinee, 1:00 pm call, 2:00 show) 1 head usher/elevator op

Please contact Art Kibby as soon as possible to fill these very important positions.

February 2018 Limelight Review
Mariemont Players Auditions for The Outgoing Tide