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Mariemont Players and Director Jerry Wiesenhahn Announce Auditions for Around the World in 80 Days

Around The World PosterAudition Dates/Times
7 PM – 9:30 PM Tuesday, October 18th
7 PM – 9:30 PM Wednesday, October 19th

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Mariemont Players
4101 Walton Creek Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45227

• Read-through Wednesday, 12/6. Weekday evenings starting mid-January.
• Tech week starts Sunday, 3/4.

Performance Dates
March 9th-25th

A small troupe of actors takes on a global collection of unforgettable characters in this imaginative and theatrical re-imagining of the classic adventure. Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashed slapstick and snarky asides! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to travel the globe faster than ever before (a daunting task, even without being tracked by the detective who thinks Fogg is a robber on the run). Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show. H.G. Wells meets Monty Python!

Characters (4 men, 1 woman)

Phileas Fogg (M-30s-50s): The quintessential English gentleman – controlled, cool, and always dignified. Excellent British accent required.

Actor #2 (Male-20s-50s): Passepartout (Fogg’s unflappable French servant) + 3 British characters

Actor #3 (Female-20s-30s): 3 female characters, 2 male characters (Indian and British accents)

Actor #4 (Male-20s-60s): 10 different characters (British, Indian, and American accents)

Actor #5 (M-20s-60s): 17 characters (British, Indian, Chinese, and American accents)

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and some improvisation. Seeking quick-change character actors able to adopt outrageously broad characters in the blink of an eye and switch of a hat.

Please bring a current head shot and resume.

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Open House for Chairman Club Donors

On August 27 MPI hosted an Open House for Chairman Club Donors to see the renovated theatre. Over 80 guests enjoyed a beautiful array of food and drink. Many thanks to Noreen Sauer for catering the event and to her son, Michael, and his friend Alex Griffin for assisting her. A champagne toast saluted our 400 donors and the Chairman Club Committee Members (Michael Sauer, Chair, Art Kibby,
Norma Niinemets, Bill Pauly and Chessie Vigran.) The fund drive raised over $54,000. The guests were then invited to visit the theatre and enjoy the new seats and the beautiful renovation. Only oohs and ahhs were audible. Many thanks to Art Kibby and Bill Pauly, for explaining to the audience all the work that has been done on the theatre and introducing the newly installed Hearing Loop Enhancement System. A Big Round of Applause for Betsy Farro and the wonderful and tedious job of seating our subscribers in the new chair configuration. Not an easy puzzle to complete but she did it and she did it well!

Congratulations Arny Stoller
Arny Stoller was the inductee to the OCTA Hall of Fame at the Labor Day Weekend OCTA Event in Columbus, Ohio. This was certainly a well deserved recognition.

Also, congratulations to our Southwest sister theatres - Footlighters, The Drama Workshop and Village Players, on their award winning excerpts. Good showing all around for our region.

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Congratulations Mariemont Players 2016-17 Award Winners

From Norma Niinemets

As President of MPI during the 2016-2017 season it was my honor to select the
winners of the annual MPI awards. The chosen recipients of these awards gave
outstanding service to MPI. The awards were presented at the Annual Mariemont
Membership Picnic held August 12th.

F.A.M.E Award
Friendliest, Achievement, Merit and Enthusiasm
Dan Maloney

Elston Hurst Award for Technical Excellence
Art Kibby

Roger Grooms Award for Artistic Excellence
Tom Peters

President’s Award
The 2017-2018 Artistic Committee
Danny Davies
Anna Nixon
Arny Stoller
Tom Storey

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