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Limelight Review - May, 2019

"Around the World" goes Around the Region!

Around the World in 80 Days represented MPI and Ohio well at the AACT Region III Fest!

Awards:

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Excellence in Acting - Eric Day

Excellence in Live Sound Performance – Patrick Kramer

Excellence in Costume Design – Mary Kay Wiesenhahn, Sharon Shelton, Kristen Vincenty

 

 

 

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By Art Kibby

Due to a generous bequest from Bob Naugle - former MPI actor and Board treasurer who passed away last fall, eight new double pane windows have been installed in our beloved building. Four windows replaced the original old windows in light alley, the back stairs and the two side windows in the front bell tower lobby. But most exciting, we replaced four original windows on the front and rear stairs that have been covered with plywood on the outside and on the inside by drywall and paneling since any of us can remember. What a difference! Steve Farley and I made new sills for the front stairs, Steve repaired and replaced the coved plaster around them, then he and Kim Woods painted.

On the landing leading down to the basement, we stripped off all the old 60’s paneling, Steve replastered the walls, we made baseboard to match the original, retrimmed the doorways, and Steve and Kim painted it all. They finished it off  with carpet squares left over from the auditorium remodel.

Costume Clean-Up!

Interested in helping organize the MPI costume closet? Join us Saturday, June 1 from 9am-1pm!

Bagels/Donuts provided!

For more information, or if you are available to help, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Current Show

Don’t miss Mariemont Players’ May production, Out of Sterno!

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Check out the “Out of Sterno” promo video here!    
Synopsis: A coming-of-age play set in an Alice in Wonderland-like world that explores the triumph and heartbreak of growing up as well as the societal pressures women face just trying to make it across town.

Cast:

Dotty – Patricia Mullins

Hamel – Darren Lee

Zena – Elizabeth Molloy

Dan – Pat Kramer

Out of Sterno runs May 10-26, and is directed by Dan Maloney.

For tickets, call Betsy at 513-684-1236 or visit our Tickets page.

 

All Around Town

  • Liz Taylor has been cast in The Drama Workshop’s production of Working. Performance dates: May 3-19, 2019.
  • Sara Krehbiel will stage manage the Falcon Theatre production of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, directed by Derek Snow. Performance dates: May 3-18, 2019.
  • Chessie Vigran will play Sister Clarissa in the Beechmont Players production of Over the Tavern. Performance dates: May 3-11, 2019.
  • Jackie Miesle will play Liz in the Footlighters Inc. production of Chicago. Performance dates: May 9-25, 2019.
  • Samantha Toberman will perform in the ensemble of the Cincinnati Music Theatre production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Performance dates: May 10-18, 2019.
  • Valeria Amburgey will play Sylvia Charles (Nana) and CJ Bossart will play Tom O’Grady in The Drama
  • Workshop’s production of Nana’s Naughty Knickers. Performance dates: August 9-25, 2019.
  • Jennifer Keith will play Donna Sheridan, and Mary Ann Smith Adrianna Boris will perform in the ensemble of the Footlighters Inc. production of Mamma Mia. Performance dates: September 12-28, 2019. 
  • Lon Nease will play Charles Condomine and Betsy Bossart will play Elvira in The Drama Workshop’s production of Blithe Spirit. Performance dates: October 11-27, 2019.

 

Save The Date!

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April, 2019 Play Reading Report

By Anna Nixon

Last month we read a grueling play “Building the Wall”. This month we read another taxing play – but emotionally this time. “We Live Here” by Zoe Kazan was another dysfunctional family story set around a pending wedding. Some of the family history really interferes with its smooth running. Quite complex!

Our readers were: Maris Ryan and guest David Gill (Welcome!), Joyce and Art KibbyLinda CallahanLaura HovlandFred RothzeidJohn Nixon and yours truly.

Thank you all for the delicious snacks and good wishes for those celebrating Passover and Easter.

Our next reading will be Tuesday, May 21st. at 7.30 pm.

 

ACT/OCTAFest - Save the Date!

ACT/OCTAFest 2019 is set for June 20-22!

Online Registration here: http://actcincinnati.org/registration.html

 

MPI Culture - Who We Are

Mariemont Players recently developed a Culture Statement and Code of Conduct, both summarized on the back/second page of our Membership Form. We believe that stating our shared values and who we are as a community will strengthen and foster our organization and our members.

 

Membership

MPI Membership Renewal – Please stay and play with us for another year!

The 2019-2020 membership year will begin July 1st and we hope you will renew! If you haven’t sent your renewal ($15 for individual or $25 for family), please do so as soon as possible so you can continue to receive the Limelight Review, party invitations, and other news! See the membership form for more information.    

 

MPI General Membership Meeting Minutes - April 6, 2019

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General Membership Meeting of April 6, 2019 

We had a good turn-out for the Spring Membership meeting on April 6th. We had fried chicken with potluck sides and desserts. A business meeting was held with minutes as follows:

Call to order:  7:08 p.m.

Raffle for door prizes was conducted.

Announcements concerning recognition and honors for Norma Niinemets were made by Dee Anne Bryll.

Mike Morehead entered a motion (second by Jan Costello) to approve adoption of the Bylaw revisions as presented by the Board.  The motion passed on a voice vote.

Mike Morehead entered a motion (second by Rilla Foster) to accept the roster of Board members and officers for the 2019-20 year.  The motion was passed on a voice vote.  The Board membership for 2019-2020:

  President – Patrick Kramer

  Treasurer – Steve Winslow

  Secretary – Dan Maloney

  Production VP – Linda Callahan

  Jr. Production VP – Vicki Rafferty

  Business VP – Dee Anne Bryll

  Jr. Business VP – Art Kibby

  Members at Large:  Maris Ryan, Karen Zaugg, Nancy Ann Storey, Jackie Miesle, Arny Stoller

Art Kibby described the replacement of windows in the building, a project funded by a gift from Bob Naugle.

Announcements about upcoming MPI productions concluded the meeting.

Adjournment at 7:30 p.m.

Karen Zaugg, Secretary  (2018-19)

Please mark your calendars for the next membership meeting on Aug 24th. We look forward to seeing you then!

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