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In the Vise of Evils

May 8 & 15, 2007

Both shows sold out, with 's highest ever sales records at Fifth-Third Bank Theater (2nd all-time high)

Written by Kalman Kivkovich, and directed by Carrie-Ellen Zappa

There are many stories about the Holocaust, but this story is viewed from an angle rarely known to the public---the Russian side.  The novel and its offspring play are based on actual events.

August 1938.  Poland.  A Jewish couple meets at a resort.  They both have hopes and dreams, but Hitler's dreams are in their way.  As the Germans invade, the brutal treatment of Jews begins.  NATEK, his fiancée, FRYDA, and his brother, BEREK, escape from the Nazis' monstrous claws straight into the Soviets' vicious jaws.  They are arrested, separated, crammed into boxcars and sent on a long voyage to hell.  The brothers are fortunate to remain together.  They struggle to survive.  They are determined to find Fryda . . . .

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1- Poster: Stephanie Brait (Fryda) and Kellen York (Natek)

2- Stephanie Brait (Fryda) and Kellen York (Natek)

3- Ben Jones, Craig Boldman (Narrator), Kellen York (Natek) and Graham Galloway (Berek) are Polish prisoners in a Russian boxcar, heading to Siberia.

4- Ellie Shepherd (Pesla), Ross Bradley and Steve Adkins (Nazi SS soldiers)

5- Ben Jones (Nazi SA-man) and Alan McLaughlin (Chaim)

6- Ben Jones (Nazi SA-man)

7- Ellie Shepherd (Pesla), Kellen York (Natek), Graham Galloway (Berek), and Alan McLaughlin (Chaim)

8- Dean Hammers (Russian Interrogator), Ross Bradley (Russian Guard), and Kellen York (Natek)

9- Ellie Shepherd (Pesla), Alan McLaughlin (Chaim), and Michael Carozza (Lajb) - Victims of the Holocaust.

10- Ernie Rowland (Russian Officer)

11- Barbara Taggart (Musician)

12- Team L-R: Front- Carrie-Ellen Zappa, Kalman & Sandi Kivkovich. 2nd - Stephanie Brait, Kellen York, Graham Galloway, Ellie Shepherd, Alan McLaughlin, & Michael carozza. Back - Barbara Taggart, Dean hammers, David Speer, Ross Bradley, Steve Adkins, Ben Jones, Ernie Rowland, Craig Boldman, Andi Wainscott, Heather Gritton, and David Rice. Not in photo - Carola Timmerding and Bill Hartnett.

13- Director Carrie-Ellen Zappa instructing Graham Galloway (Berek).

14- Playwright Kalman Kivkovich

 

Embers from the Ashes:  A Girl's Holocaust Diary

May 13, 2008

The show sold out, with 's second highest sales record at Fifth-Third Bank Theater

Written by Kalman Kivkovich, and directed by Tom Manning

Embers from the Ashes: A Girl's Holocaust Diary is loosely based on a recently found journal, Ruthka Laskier's. A 14-year-old Israeli girl discovers having a sister who had perished in the Holocaust. Decades later, in 2006, she learns that a Polish woman had found her sister's notebook, but kept it a secret for 61 years. A flashback takes us to 1942, Nazi-occupied Bedzin, Poland. We stay with a family who faces foreseeable destruction. We witness the struggle of an adolescent coming of age in the foreground of formidable evil. It echoes the voices of a million and a half Jewish children who didn't live to tell their stories.

 

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1- In memory of Rutka Laskier

1a- Poster: Stephanie Brait (Ruthka).

2- Stephanie Brait (Ora) and Michael G. Bath (Moishe)

3- Stephanie Brait (Ruthka) writes her diary.

4- Alana Ghent (Sonia) and Michael G. Bath (Moishe)

5- David Ryan Speer (Romek) and Stephanie Brait (Ruthka)

6- Alberta Schneider plays Kivkovich's Kamionka 1942.

7- Stephanie Brait (Ruthka) and Emily Matlack (Stasia)

8- Kate Wilford (Ora, as she finds out about Ruthka's diary)

9- Herb DuVal (Moti, on the phone with Ora)

10- Team L-R: Alberta Schneider, Craig Boldman, Michael G. Bath, Stephanie Brait, Tom manning, David Ryan Speer, Herb DuVal, Emily Matlack, Andi Wainscott, Alana Ghent, Sandi Kivkovich, danny Clay, Carola Timmerding, Kalman Kivkovich, and Kate Wilford. Not in photo Lee Rasmussen.

11- Director Tom Manning at grand rehearsal

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Teachers Left Behind

June 17, 2008

Book, music and lyrics by Bridget Ossmann; Directed by Bekka Eaton

Teachers Left Behind is a comedy with music, dealing with state testing, No Child Left Behind, funding, curriculum, parents, administrators and of course, students, through the eyes of Virginia Budge, an aging, meddlesome, retired teacher.

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1- Joan Kirsch (Virginia Budge), and Michael Potter (Francis)

2- Joan Kirsch  (Virginia Budge), and the Shadows

3- Joan Kirsch (Virginia Budge), and Amber Samblanet (Female Shadow)

4- Judy Carrier (Debbie)

5- Amber Samblanet (Female Shadow), Joan Kirsch (Virginia Budge), and Michael Potter  (Francis)

6- Playwright Bridget Ossmann

 

One Freaky Afternoon in the Office Lunchroom

September 23, 2008

Written by A.K. Forbes, and directed by Nathan Henegar

On the eve of his milestone birthday, a middle aged office worker is visited by a cross-dressing birthday fairy who delivers an exciting, if unexpected, gift: the secret silver lining to being "over-the-hill."

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1- Mike Burke (Mike) and Patrick Downey (Larry)

2- Jef Brown as the Birthday Fairy

3- Patrick Downey (Larry) and Teresa Myers as Claudia / Sheila

4- Patrick Downey (Larry) and Mike Burke (Mike)

5- Patrick Downey (Larry)

6- Playwright A.K. Forbes

The Global Lovers

February 17, 2009

The show sold out, with 's third highest sales record at Fifth-Third Bank Theater

Written by Rhonda Pettit, and Directed by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

A woman in Kentucky reads newspaper advertisements and considers the objects she might purchase. Meanwhile, in another part of the world, a young girl is forced into sex slavery. What must they learn about themselves -- and each other?

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1- Colette Thomas (Girl) (Photo by Ann Burrell - [*])

2- Erin Howett (Girl) ([*])

3- Erin Howett (Girl) and Natalia Sezer (Chorus) ([*])

4- Erin Howett (Girl); Jeni Jenkins, Melinda Bogner, Natalia Sezer, Ramona Toussaint and Jolen Carlos (Voices) ([*])

5- Jeni Jenkins, Katie Johnson and Melinda Bogner (Chorus) ([*])

6- Director e.E. Charlton-Trujillos (Photo by Howard Wells,III)

7- Playwright Rhonda Pettit.

 

A Stop in Paris

May 19, 2009

Written by Kalman Kivkovich, and directed by Jim Waldfogle

The play is based on a true story.  It takes place in early ’70s.  An Israeli architectural student in Florence, Italy, is on his way to the USA with a stop in Paris.  DANNI visits and stays with his friends ANDRÉ and NICOLE.  He then continues to New York on a two-month research trip.  On his way back he revisits his friends.  He soon finds out that he must have had a guardian angel . . . .

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1- Poster: An Israeli student explores the 'City of Lights' in Kalman Kivkovich's A Stop in Paris.

2- Wendy Braun (Jeanette) & Parker Searfoss (Danni) in rehearsal.

3- Doreen Beatrice (Choreographer), Clare Ward (Nicole) & Jared Wilson (André) in rehearsal.

4- Tom Deren [Accordionist]

5- Parker Searfoss (Danni)

6- Clare Ward (Nicole), Jared Wilson (André), & Tom Deren [Accordionist] in the background.

7- Jared Wilson (André), Parker Searfoss (Danni), & Clare Ward (Nicole)

8- Jared Wilson (André), Clare Ward (Nicole), & Parker Searfoss (Danni)

9- Parker Searfoss (Danni), & Wendy Braun (Jeanette)

10- Greg Wool (Patrick)

11- Craig Boldman [Moderator]

12- The Team L-R: Doreen Beatrice, Jared Wilson, Parker Searfoss, Clare Ward, Wendy Braun, Sandi Kivkovich, Greg Wool, Kalman Kivkovich, Jim Waldfogle, Carola Timmerding, Craig Boldman, & Michael Carozza. Not in photo: Tom Deren, Nick Castle, Lee and Mark Rasmussen.

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14- Playwright Kalman Kivkovich

 

 

An Apartment for Rent

March 9, 2010

Written and directed by Kalman Kivkovich

A bizarre sequence of comical events occurs in the process of renting a luxurious apartment.

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1- Poster: An Apartment for Rent; art by Kalman Kivkovich

2- Tom Manning (Mark) & Barbara Manning (Julie) in rehearsal.

3- Tom Manning (Mark) in rehearsal.

4- Casey Campbell plays rhythm guitar

5- Craig Boldman moderates

6- Carola Timmerding on the video

7-12- Tom Manning (Mark) & Barbara Manning (Julie) in rehearsal.

13- The Team L-R: Sandi & Kalman Kivkovich, Casey Campbell, Bob Pavlovich, Herb DuVal, Tom & Barb Manning, Craig Boldman, and Carola Timmerding. Not in photo: Lee Rasmussen, Chris Fortin, Hagit Limor, LoraBeth Barr, Richard Valittuto, and Gary Honer.

14- Playwright & director Kalman Kivkovich

 

Hell on I-71

March 9, 2010

Written and directed by Kalman Kivkovich

A son says good-bye to his dad; is it for the last time . . . ?

 

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1- Bob Pavlovich (Son) & Herb DuVal (Papa) in rehearsal

2- Bob Pavlovich (Son) & Herb DuVal (Papa)

3- Herb DuVal (Papa) & Bob Pavlovich (Son) in rehearsal

4- Bob Pavlovich (Son) & Herb DuVal (Papa)

5- Bob Pavlovich (Son) & Herb DuVal (Papa) in rehearsal

6- Herb DuVal (Papa) & Bob Pavlovich (Son)

7- Playwright & director Kalman Kivkovich

Cicadas on Us

March 9, 2010

Written and directed by Kalman Kivkovich

We know that Cicadas can sing, but can they make you dance . . . ?

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8- Playwright & director Kalman Kivkovich

 

Irene

April 13, 2010

Written by Fred Rothzeid, and Directed by Charlie Goetz

From taunting by her older sister, to her father’s admonishment to be perfect, a young girl seeks sanctuary within her imagination.  Tragedies and a frightening encounter with a close relative have her longing for the safety of adulthood.  But adulthood brings its own problems as well as comic moments as she searches to find happiness and purpose in her life.

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1- Poster: 3 generations: Art by Kalman Kivkovich

2- Michelle Rothzeid (Aunt Josie) sings and plays

3- Bob Naugle (Captain) and Lauren Showen (Adult Irene)

4- Lauren Showen (Adult Irene/ younger) and Andy Wilton (Father)

5- Xander Wells (Ralph / Shrimper)

6- Nich Grubbs (Uncle Jim)

7- Chessie Vigran (Sister Angelica)

8- Ruby Brooke (Cat)

9- Elaine Wilson (Narrator)

10- Chloe Wilson (Child Irene)

11- Lisa Smith (Mother)

12- Chloe Wilson (Child Irene)

13- Director Charlie Goetz

14- Playwright Fred Rothzeid

 

Freud on the Couch

September 14, 2010

Written by Bob Lippman, and Directed by Jim Waldfogle

On a Passover evening, as aRabbi and his wife pore overFreud's fainting spells, theRabbi is taken through his own tortured soul.

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1- Poster: Freud

2-8 Dennis Blom (Rabbi Aaron Handel) and Adrianne Underhill (Ann, Aaron's wife)

9- Playwright Bob Lippman, Dennis Blom (Rabbi Aaron Handel), Adrianne Underhill (Ann, Aaron's wife), and Director Jim Waldfogle,

10- Bibi the Play President, Kalman Kivkovich, congratulates Playwright Bob Lippman & Director Jim Waldfogle

11- Bibi the Play Vice President, Sandi Kivkovich coducts the Q&A with Playwright Bob Lippman

12- Playwright Bob Lippman

13- Director Jim Waldfogle

Photography Credit: Stephen Driver

 

Beat the Bear

October 12, 2010

Written by Kevin Del Principe, and Directed by Charlie Goetz

Jade returns home to care for her dying father who claims to be changed by religion.  Jade must choose between her father’s life and that of her boyfriend.  Can she forgive herself?

 

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1- Poster: Art by Kalman Kivkovich

2- Blanchard Nash (Pastor Joe), and Bob Elkins (Henry)

3- Victoria McDevitt (Jade), and Bob Elkins (Henry)

4- Victoria McDevitt (Jade)

5- Bob Elkins (Henry), Victoria McDevitt (Jade), and Tim Bessler (Dennis)

6- Bob Elkins (Henry), and Tim Bessler (Dennis)

7- Bob Elkins (Henry), Victoria McDevitt (Jade), and Tim Bessler (Dennis)

8- Standing: Andrew Hensley, Tim Bessler (Dennis), Clayton Barth, Andy Wilton (Stage Manager), Charlie Goetz (Director), and Kevin Del Principe (Playwright); Seating: Bob Elkins (Henry), Victoria McDevitt (Jade), and Bob Elkins (Henry)

9- Kevin Del Principe (Playwright)

10- Charlie Goetz (Director)

 

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

Brothers Keepers

October 12, 2010

Written by Kevin Del Principe, and Directed by Charlie Goetz

Danny joins a fundamentalist Christian sect because he wants to grow in his faith.  Instead of Christianity he finds control, and a conversion experience he never anticipated.

 

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1- Grant Johnson (Charles), Brian Richardson (Andres), and Andrew Hensley (Daniel)

2- Grant Johnson (Charles), Brian Richardson (Andres), Andrew Hensley (Daniel) and Clayton Barth (Michael)

3- Brian Richardson (Andres), Clayton Barth (Michael), Grant Johnson (Charles), and Andrew Hensley (Daniel)

4- Clayton Barth (Michael), Andrew Hensley (Daniel), Grant Johnson (Charles), and Brian Richardson (Andres)

5- Kevin Del Principe (Playwright)

6- Charlie Goetz (Director)

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

Lift Veil Find Veil

October 12, 2010

Written by Kevin Del Principe, and Directed by Charlie Goetz

Beth believes that her husband John is cheating, but she doesn’t suspect with whom.  The infidelity boils to the surface at a dinner party where three certainly is a crowd.

 

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1- Mollie Fingerman (Beth), and Victoria McDevitt (Sunny)

2- Clayton Barth (John), and Victoria McDevitt (Sunny)

3- Clayton Barth (John), and Victoria McDevitt (Sunny)

4- Clayton Barth (John), Mollie Fingerman (Beth), and Victoria McDevitt (Sunny)

5- Mollie Fingerman (Beth), Clayton Barth (John), Charlie Goetz (Director), and Victoria McDevitt (Sunny)

6- Kevin Del Principe (Playwright)

7- Charlie Goetz (Director)

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

 

Stairway to the Crown

December 14, 2010

Written by Barbara M. Harkness, and Directed by Arnie Shayne

354 steps to beam Freedom. . . .  In early May 2009, a company embarked on the construction of stair railings and platforms from the top of the pedestal at the base of the Statue of Liberty to her crown. The work was completed for the Fourth of July, 2009, the first time the Lady was completely open to the public since 9/ll.

 

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1- Poster: Art by Angela Klocke Forbes

2- Clint Bramkamp (Francisco) and Tom Manning (McIver)

3- Apollo Bacala (Li-Yu)

4- Tom Manning (McIver) and Clint Bramkamp (Francisco)

5- Apollo Bacala (Li-Yu), Ed Barzee (Carlos), Blanchard Nash (Mo), Arnie Shayne (Rex), and David Levy (Tony)

6- Blanchard Nash (Mo), and Arnie Shayne (Rex)

7- Arnie Shayne (Rex), Tom Manning (McIver) and Dennis Blom (Narrator)

8- Dennis Blom (Narrator), Arnie Shayne (Rex), Derek Snow (Stovaski), Blanchard Nash (Mo), Ed Barzee (Carlos), Apollo Bacala (Li-Yu), Clint Bramkamp (Francisco), and David Levy (Tony)

9- Dennis Blom (Narrator), Derek Snow (Stovaski), Clint Bramkamp (Francisco), Arnie Shayne (Rex & Director), Ed Barzee (Carlos), David Levy (Tony), Apollo Bacala (Li-Yu), Tom Manning (McIver), R. Chris Lee (Stage manager), and Blanchard Nash (Mo)

10- Bibi the Play President, Kalman Kivkovich

11- Barbara Harkness (Playwright)

12- Arnie Shayne (Director)

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

Court of Priests

January 11, 2011

Written by Irvon E. Clear, and Directed by Francis Boyle

Will the differences in life disappear with death?

 

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1- Poster: Art by kalman Kivkovich

2- Joel Lind (Figure 6), Hannah Goodman (Figure 5), Becky Coots (Figure 4), Dee Dunn (Figure 3), Jeff Miller (Figure 2), and Bridgid Slivken (Figure One/Mute)

3- Dee Dunn (Figure 3), Jeff Miller (Figure 2), and Bridgid Slivken (Figure One/Mute)

4- Joel Lind (Figure 6), Hannah Goodman (Figure 5), and Becky Coots (Figure 4)

5- Joel Lind (Figure 6), and Hannah Goodman (Figure 5)

6- Becky Coots (Figure 4), Dee Dunn (Figure 3), Bridgid Slivken (Figure One/Mute), and Jeff Miller (Figure 2)

7- Joel Lind (Figure 6), Hannah Goodman (Figure 5), Becky Coots (Figure 4), Dee Dunn (Figure 3), Jeff Miller (Figure 2), Lauren Pellecchia Judge on the Right), Christopher Dooley (Judge in the Center), and Rammi Esreb (Judge on the Left)

8- Francis Boyle (Director), Angela Boyle (It), Becky Coots (Figure 4), Hannah Goodman (Figure 5), Christopher Dooley (Judge in the Center), Dee Dunn (Figure 3), Jeff Miller (Figure 2), Lauren Pellecchia Judge on the Right), Bridgid Slivken (Figure One/Mute), Rammi Esreb (Judge on the Left), and Joel Lind (Figure 6)

9- Christopher Dooley (Judge in the Center), Bridgid Slivken (Figure One/Mute), Irvon Clear (Playwright), Angela Boyle (It), and Hannah Goodman (Figure 5),

10- Christopher Dooley (Judge in the Center), Bridgid Slivken (Figure One/Mute), Irvon Clear (Playwright), Dee Dunn (Figure 3), Sandi Kivkovich (Bibi the Play Vice President / Q&A moderator), and Angela Boyle (It)

11- Irvon Clear (Playwright) and Francis Boyle (Director)

12- Francis Boyle (Director)

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

My Perfectly Beatiful Life: a Musical

February 8, 2011

The show was 's first ever at Jarson-Kaplan Theater. It sold out, with 's all-time high sales records.

Book, Music & Lyrics by Tatiana (Tajči) Cameron, and Directed by Caitlin A. Kane

Four women in search of balance and self-discovery in a hectic, self-centered world.

 

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2- Tatiana (Tajči) Cameron in concert

3- Sharee Paolello (WLWT News 5 Anchor) opens the evening

4- Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President) introduces the 1st Bibi the Play event at Jarson-Kaplan Theater

5- Aronoff Center - Jarson-Kaplan Theater

6- Aronoff Center - Jarson-Kaplan Theater

7- Tajči (ROBERTA)

8- April Combs (JENNA), Michele Cartwright (ANNA), and Serenity Fisher (MINDY)

9- Jim Swartwout (piano/keyboard), and Sarah Allen (Soundboard)

10- Jim Swartwout (piano/keyboard)

11- Serenity Fisher (MINDY), and Tajči (ROBERTA)

12- Tajči (ROBERTA)

13- April Combs (JENNA)

14- Michele Cartwright (ANNA), Tajči (ROBERTA), Serenity Fisher (MINDY), and April Combs (JENNA)

15- Michele Cartwright (ANNA), Serenity Fisher (MINDY), Tajči (ROBERTA), and April Combs (JENNA)

16- Michele Cartwright (ANNA), Serenity Fisher (MINDY), Tajči (ROBERTA), and April Combs (JENNA)

17- April Combs (JENNA)

18- Tajči (ROBERTA), and Michele Cartwright (ANNA)

19- April Combs (JENNA)

20- Tajči (ROBERTA)

21- Michele Cartwright (ANNA), and April Combs (JENNA)

22- Serenity Fisher (MINDY), Michele Cartwright (ANNA), and Tajči (ROBERTA)

23- Michele Cartwright (ANNA)

24- April Combs (JENNA)

25- Serenity Fisher (MINDY), and Michele Cartwright (ANNA)

26- Tajči (ROBERTA), and Michele Cartwright (ANNA)

27- Serenity Fisher (MINDY)

28- Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President), Sara Allen (soundboard), Tajči (Playwright / ROBERTA), Caitlin Kane (Director), Jim Swartwout (piano/keyboard), April Combs (JENNA), Serenity Fisher (MINDY), and Michele Cartwright (ANNA)

29- Sandi Kivkovich (Bibi the Play Vice President), Sara Allen (soundboard), Tajči (Playwright / ROBERTA), Caitlin Kane (Director), Jim Swartwout (piano/keyboard), April Combs (JENNA), Serenity Fisher (MINDY), and Michele Cartwright (ANNA)

30- Sara Allen (soundboard), Tajči (Playwright / ROBERTA), Caitlin Kane (Director), Jim Swartwout (piano/keyboard), April Combs (JENNA), Serenity Fisher (MINDY), and Michele Cartwright (ANNA)

31- Sandi Kivkovich (Bibi the Play Vice President) moderates the Q& A.

32- April Combs (JENNA), Michele Cartwright (ANNA), Tajči (Playwright / ROBERTA), Serenity Fisher (MINDY), and Sandi Kivkovich (Bibi the Play Vice President)

33- Tajči (Playwright / ROBERTA)

34- Caitlin Kane (Director),

Photography Credit: Jeff Burkle & J. Lee Rasmussen

 

 

From Auschwitz to Cincinnati: the Surviving Tunes

April 26, 2011

The show was 's second at Jarson-Kaplan Theater. It sold out, tying 's all-time high sales records.

Written by Kalman Kivkovich and Directed by Ed Cohen

The play is based on the life of a phenomenal violinist and Holocaust survivor, Henry Meyer.  It provides a glimpse into one of the deepest and darkest pits of human history—recent history—and reveals one man's enormous desire to survive against all odds.  It is, quite simply, a success story of one very lucky man.  “I am a winner,” he often said, “with me, all their effort failed.”  Cincinnayi's own, Henry Meyer, one of the founders of the world-renowned LaSalle String Quartet that for decades found its home at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

 

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1- Poster: Henry Meyer plays at Yad VaShem

2- The old violin and the poster photo. Photo by Lee Rasmussen

3- Mitchell Polonsky (Young Henry) and Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer). Photo by Dan Cohen

4- Ed Cohen directs. Photo by Lee Rasmussen

5- Ed Cohen (Director) and Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer). Photo by Lee Rasmussen

6- Tara Williams (Jovana), Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer), and Ed Cohen (Director). Photo by Lee Rasmussen

7- Ed Cohen (Director) and Steve Schofield (Sound). Photo: J. Lee Rasmussen

8- Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright at reahearsal). Photo: J. Lee Rasmussen

9- Tatiana Berman and Benjamin Hoffman (violinists). Photo: Jeff Burkle [*]

10- Tatiana Berman (violinist) [*]

11- Benjamin Hoffman (violinist) [*]

12- Tara Williams (Jovana). Also Brody McKinnon (Fritz) [*]

13- Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer), and Tara Williams (Jovana). In the back: Bob Allen, & Dan Cohen (Male Characters) [*]

14- Dan Cohen (German mob) [*]

15- Tara Williams (Jovana). In the back: Bob Allen (Male Characters) [*]

16- Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer), and Tara Williams (Jovana). In the back: Bob Allen (Male Characters) [*]

17- Tara Williams (Jovana), Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer), and Mitchell Polonsky (Young Henry) [*]

18- Bob Allen (Gestapo), and Dan Cohen (Jew) [*]

19- Bob Allen, Dan Cohen, Jen Dalton (all Jewish musicians), and Mitchell Polonsky (Young Henry) [*]

20- Brody McKinnon (Fritz), Mitchell Polonsky (Young Henry), and Jen Dalton (Female Characters) [*]

21- Bob Allen (Gestapo), and Dan Cohen (Gestapo). In the front: Tara Williams (Jovana) [*]

22- Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer) [*]

23- Mitchell Polonsky (Young Henry), and Brody McKinnon (Fritz) [*]

24- Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer) [*]

25- Brody McKinnon (Fritz), Mitchell Polonsky (Young Henry), Bob Allen, Jen Dalton & Dan Cohen (boxcar) [*]

26- Bob Allen (Dr. Mengele) [*]

27- Brody McKinnon (Fritz), Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer), and Tara Williams (Jovana) [*]

28- Bob Allen (Male Characters), and Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer) [*]

29- Tara Williams (Jovana), and Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer) [*]

30- Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer). Photo: J. Lee Rasmussen

31- Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer) [*]

32- Curtain Call: Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer) [*]

33- Curtain Call: Tatiana Berman (violinist), Brody McKinnon (Fritz), Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer), Tara Williams (Jovana), Dan Cohen (Male Characters), Bob Allen (Male Characters) Jen Dalton (Female Characters), Mitchell Polonsky (Young Henry), and Benjamin Hoffman (violinist) [*]

34- Curtain Call: Tatiana Berman (violinist), Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright), Ed Cohen (Director), Brody McKinnon (Fritz), Jen Dalton (Female Characters), Bob Allen (Male Characters), Tara Williams (Jovana), Dan Cohen (Male Characters), Bill Hartnett (Henry Meyer), and Mitchell Polonsky (Young Henry). Not in photo: Benjamin Hoffman (violinist) [*]

35- Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright). Photo: J. Lee Rasmussen

Photography Credit: Jeff Burkle & J. Lee Rasmussen

 

End of 2010-2011 New Voices Season Gala

June 18, 2011

This was 's very first, and took place in the Green Room at the Aronoff Center.

It was to say thank you to all the actors, directors, Bibi the Play staff, and all the supporters.

 

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1- Food

2- More food

3- Kalman Kivkovich, Bibi the Play President, presents the plaque to past presidents.

4- Sandi Kivkovich, Bibi the Play Vice President, presents the plaque to past president, Alan Jozwiak.

5- Sandi Kivkovich, Bibi the Play Vice President and the Gala Chair.

6- Kalman Kivkovich, Bibi the Play President; Sandi Kivkovich, Bibi the Play Vice President; Fred Rothzeid, Bibi the Play Treasurer; Karen Kelly, volunteer

7- Irvon Clear; Tajci, singer; Sandi Kivkovich,

8- Renee Alper, singer

9- Ed Barzee, comedian

10- Fred Rothzeid introduces Kalman and Sandi Kivkovich before their dance

11-13- Kalman and Sandi Kivkovich performing their dances

14-15- Tajci Cameron, singer

16- The Gala in The Green Room.

 

Bad Weather Nanny

September 13, 2011

Written and Directed by Cisco Montgomery

Pre-teen brats assault their babysitter.

 

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1- Patrick Wells, Ethan Verderber, Linda Dew [Nanny], and Maddie Land

2- Maddie Land, Linda Dew [Nanny], Ethan Verderber, and Patrick Wells

3- Maddie Land, and Linda Dew [Nanny]

4- Ethan Verderber

5- Patrick Wells, and Linda Dew [Nanny]

6- Ethan Verderber, and Linda Dew [Nanny]

7- Ethan Verderber, Linda Dew [Nanny], Maddie Land and Patrick Wells,

8- Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President], Linda Dew [Nanny], Maddie Land, Patrick Wells, Ethan Verderber, and Cisco Montgomery (Playwright/Director]

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10- Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

Radio Play

September 13, 2011

Written and Directed by Cisco Montgomery

A police dispatcher braves to save a motorist's life.

 

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4- Ashley Hail, TeQuana Colvin, Roger Brookfield, and Terrence Warner

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6- Burgess Byrd

7- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], and Burgess Byrd

8- Marlena Brookfield, Cisco Montgomery (Playwright/Director], Tony Wright, and Lisa Gapultos

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

Kin Under the Skin

September 13, 2011

Written and Directed by Cisco Montgomery

A rip-roaring courtroom weighs on reparations for American slavery.

 

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6- Roger Brookfield, Marlena Brookfield, Terrence Warner, Lissa Gapultos, TeQuana Colvin, Burgess Byrd, and Tony Wright. Front: Cisco Montgomery (Playwright/Director], and Ashley Hail

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

Generations Passing

October 11, 2011

Written by Irvon E. Clear, and directed by Arnie Shayne

With assisted living . . . sons and daughters become the friendly faces of strangers, a home becomes a sold house and life’s memories are moved into cutely framed pictures placed on sparse but new furniture.

 

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5- Tom Manning [Dave], Jim Waldfogle [Phil], and Mary Jo Beresford [Marta]

6- Mary Jo Beresford [Marta]

7- Mary Jo Beresford [Marta]

8- Barbara Manning [Carol], and Tom Manning [Dave]

9- Barbara Manning [Carol], Marian Weage [Janet], and Tom Manning [Dave]

10- Marian Weage [Janet], and Barbara Manning [Carol],

11- Standing L-R: Barbara Manning [Carol], Tom Manning [Dave], and Jim Waldfogle [Phil]; sitting: Marian Weage [Janet], and Barbara Manning [Carol], Mary Jo Beresford [Marta], and Arnie Shayne [Director]

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Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

Wrapped in Clover

February 14, 2012

Written by Tammy Brady and directed by Mike Sherman

Experience the ultimate Christmas gift of true love between a young married pair. The couple lived in dysfunctional families in their past, which spawns discord in their present until an affair brightens their future. . . . Once upon an affair, love is bestowed as a gift.

 

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4- Ed Barzee [Peter] and Ginny Utz [Amanda]

5- Chuck Beaty [Craig], and Ginny Utz [Amanda]

6- Peter York [Donnie] and Kate Glasheen [Dee]

7- Chad Boggs [Eddie], Ginny Utz [Amanda], Ed Barzee [Peter], and Chuck Beaty [Craig]

8- Chad Boggs [Eddie] and Angela Nalley [Mother]

9- Chad Boggs [Eddie] and Angela Nalley [Mother], and Ginny Utz [Amanda]

10- Helen Raymond [Nicole] and Chad Boggs [Eddie]

11- Peter York [Donnie] and Helen Raymond [Nicole]

12- Angela Nalley [Mother] and Helen Raymond [Nicole]

13- Chad Boggs [Eddie], Angela Nalley [Mother], Peter York [Donnie], Helen Raymond [Nicole], Ginny Utz [Amanda] and Kate Glasheen [Dee]

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17- Ginny Utz [Amanda] and Ed Barzee [Peter]

18- Ginny Utz [Amanda], Chad Boggs [Eddie] and Laura Boggs [Narrator]

19- Chad Boggs [Eddie] and Ginny Utz [Amanda]

20- Peter York [Donnie] and Chad Boggs [Eddie]

21- Chad Boggs [Eddie], Angela Nalley [Mother], Peter York [Donnie], Helen Raymond [Nicole] and Kate Glasheen [Dee]

22- Bob McClain [Priest], and Angela Nalley [Mother] and Kate Glasheen [Dee]

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24- L-R: Helen Raymond [Nicole], Ed Barzee [Peter], Chad Boggs [Eddie], Mike sherman [Director], Peter York [Donnie], Ginny Utz [Amanda], Angela Nalley [Mother], Tammy Brady [Playwright], Bob McClain [Priest], Laura Boggs [Narrator], Chuck Beaty [Craig], Kate Glasheen [Dee] and Mindy Heithhaus [Andrea]

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26- Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President] and Tammy Brady [Playwright]

27- Mike Sherman {Director], Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President] and Tammy Brady [Playwright]

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30- People in the audience engage in the Q & A

31- People in the audience engage in the Q & A

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

Edge Walking

March 13, 2012

Written by Barbara M. Harkness and directed by Patrick Downey

Parents are suddenly confronted with a child who is claiming he is the reincarnation of their deceased oldest son who died in Vietnam as a prisoner of war. Arousing long dormant feelings of grief, loss, and anger, the encounter allows each member of the family to reexamine the ways, remembered but also surprising, that a son’s/brother’s death had affected their lives.

Vietnam Ghosts don't wear white . . .

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2- Teresa Myers [Narrator/ Samantha Hopkins]

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4- Angela Forbes [Mary Hopkins], Mark Waldfogle [Jeff Hopkins], & Traci Taylor [Lisa]

5- Steve Myers [John Hopkins], Traci Taylor [Lisa], & Mark Waldfogle [Jeff Hopkins]

6- Mark Waldfogle [Jeff Hopkins], Steve Myers [John Hopkins], & Angela Forbes [Mary Hopkins]

7- Patrick Downey [Bert Jenkins], Susan Fleckinger [Marjorie Jenkins], & Steve Myers [John Hopkins]

8- Patrick Downey [Bert Jenkins] & Susan Fleckinger [Marjorie Jenkins]

9- Traci Taylor [Lisa], Sophie Kroger [Brad Jenkins], & Angela Forbes [Mary Hopkins]

10- Teresa Myers [Pierrot], Susan Fleckinger [Columbine], Patrick Downey [Harlequin], & Steve Myers [John Hopkins]

11- Angela Forbes [Mary Hopkins], Susan Fleckinger [Columbine], Traci Taylor [Lisa], Patrick Downey [Harlequin], & Steve Myers [John Hopkins]

12- Susan Fleckinger [Columbine], Traci Taylor [Lisa], Patrick Downey [Harlequin]

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14- Traci Taylor [Lisa], Sophie Kroger [Brad Jenkins], & Angela Forbes [Mary Hopkins]

15- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Barbara Harkness [Playwright], Steve Myers [John Hopkins], Teresa Myers [Narrator/ Samantha Hopkins/ Pierrot], Susan Fleckinger [Marjorie Jenkins/ Columbine], Traci Taylor [Lisa], Angela Forbes [Mary Hopkins], Mark Waldfogle [Jeff Hopkins], & Patrick Downey [Director/ Bert Jenkins/ Harlequin/ Mitch]. Not in photo - Sophie Kroger [Brad Jenkins]

16- Barbara Harkness [Playwright]

17- Barbara Harkness [Playwright], Patrick Downey [Director], Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President], & Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President]

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19- Barbara Harkness [Playwright] & Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President]

20- Steve Myers [John Hopkins], Traci Taylor [Lisa], Mark Waldfogle [Jeff Hopkins], Patrick Downey [Director /Actor], Susan Fleckinger [Marjorie Jenkins/ Columbine], Teresa Myers [Narrator/ Samantha Hopkins/ Pierrot], Angela Forbes [Mary Hopkins], Barbara Harkness [Playwright], & Sophie Kroger [Brad Jenkins]

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

al Dura: Truth or Deception?

April 24, 2012

The show was 's third at Jarson-Kaplan Theater.

Written and Directed by Kalman Kivkovich

A full-staged multimedia production

Loosely based on a tragic incident in the Middle East, as well as a follow-up notorious round of court battle in Paris, France. On September 30, 2000, France 2 TV broadcast footage of a shootout in Gaza, zooming in on a Palestinian father and his 12-year-old son taking cover behind a concrete drum. According to the report, filmed by a Palestinian reporter for the state-run French network, the boy, Mohammed al Dura, was gunned down by the Israeli forces . . . but was he really . . . ? What you hear from the media is not always the truth, and too often the media become the NEWS. . . . At the center of this stirring drama was Philippe Karsenty, a Jew from Paris, a media expert who accused the state-run French network of knowingly broadcasting a tape of a staged scene provided by a Palestinian cameraman, in which a Palestinian boy was allegedly murdered by Israeli soldiers. The incident helped to set off the Palestinian Second Intifada, and fan the flames of anti-Semitism around the world. Many were murdered as revenge, including Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter.

al Dura—Truth or Deception? is not solely about the Israelis and the Palestinians. Moreover, it deals with the misuse of viral media to incite animosity and violence, and the ultimate triumph of justice and law over prejudice and misrepresentation of the truth. Karsenty wins in the end—but at what cost to his family, his personal freedom, and his society?

 

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3- Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty) and David Bezona ( Marc Levy, Attorney) in rehearsal

4- Clint Bramkamp ( Richard Landes), Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty), and David Bezona ( Marc Levy, Attorney) in rehearsal

5- Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty) in rehearsal

6- Tom Deren (Accordionist) in rehearsal

7- Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright / Director) in reherasal

8- David Bezona ( Marc Levy, Attorney), and Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty) in rehearsal

9- Kyle Tieman (Technical Director) and Jay Goldfarb (Cameraman) in rehearsal

10- Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty) and David Bezona ( Marc Levy, Attorney) in rehearsal

11- Abby Bielski (Stage Manager), and Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright / Director) in reherasal

12- Sandi Kivkovich (all-'round assistant), Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright / Director), and Abby Bielski (Stage Manager) in reherasal

13- Clint Bramkamp ( Richard Landes), Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty), and David Bezona (Marc Levy, Attorney) in rehearsal

14- Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty) in rehearsal

15- Dennis Blom (TV Reporter), and Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty) on TV screen in rehearsal

16- Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright / Director) and David Bezona ( Marc Levy, Attorney) in reherasal

17- David Bezona ( Marc Levy, Attorney), and Clint Bramkamp ( Richard Landes) in reherasal

18- Kyle Tieman (Technical Director) in tech rehearsal at the Aronoff

19- Abby Bielski (Stage Manager) in tech rehearsal at the Aronoff

20- Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright / Director) and Sandi Kivkovich (all-'round assistant) in tech rehearsal at the Aronoff

21- Tom Deren (Accordionist) at the Aronoff

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25- Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty) and Angela Forbes (Radio Reporter)

26- Dennis Blom (TV Reporter), and Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty)

27- Anti-show picketing in front of the theater.

28- Anti-show picketing in front of the theater.

29- Craig Boldman (Moderator)

30- Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty)

31- Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty) and Tom Deren (Accordionist)

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33- Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty) and David Bezona ( Marc Levy, Attorney)

34- David Bezona (Marc Levy, Attorney)

35- Clint Bramkamp (Richard Landes), Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty), and David Bezona ( Marc Levy, Attorney)

36- David Bezona (Marc Levy, Attorney) in court

37- Chessie Vigran (France 2's Attorney) in court

38- Dee Dunn (Judge, Appeal Court)

39- Dennis Blom (Reporter), Angela Forbes (Reporter), and Clint Bramkamp ( Richard Landes) in court

40- Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty)

41- Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty) and David Bezona ( Marc Levy, Attorney)

42- Clint Bramkamp (Richard Landes), David Bezona ( Marc Levy, Attorney) and Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty)

43- Lee Rasmussen and Jay Goldfarb (cameramen)

44- David Bezona ( Marc Levy, Attorney), Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty), and Clint Bramkamp (Richard Landes)

45- Angela Forbes (Reporter) and Jay Goldfarb (cameraman)

46- Curtain Call: Tom Deren (Accordionist), Tim Bessler (cameraman), Angela Forbes (Reporter), Dee Dunn (Judge, Appeal Court), David Bezona (Marc Levy, Attorney), Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty), Clint Bramkamp (Richard Landes), Chessie Vigran (Judge / France 2's Attorney), Dennis Blom (TV Reporter), and Jay Goldfarb (cameraman)

47- Talkback (Q&A): Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright / Director), Craig Boldman (Moderator), Abby Bielski (Stage Manager), Tim Bessler (cameraman), Jay Goldfarb (cameraman), Chessie Vigran (Judge / France 2's Attorney), and Dee Dunn (Judge, Appeal Court). Not showing: Tom Deren (Accordionist), Angela Forbes (Reporter), David Bezona (Marc Levy, Attorney), Ed Barzee (Philippe Karsenty), Clint Bramkamp (Richard Landes), Dennis Blom (TV Reporter), Lee Rasmussen (photographer), Sandi Kivkovich (all-'round assistant), and Kyle Tieman (Technical Director)

Photography Credit: Michael Skaggs, Lee Rasmussen and Carola Timmerding

Video Credit: Carola Timmerding

 

The Fool

May 22, 2012

The show was 's fourth at Jarson-Kaplan Theater.

Written by Fred Rothzeid

Directed by Charlie Goetz

 

In 2001 Enron collapsed. Congress reacted by writing hundreds of pages detailing new rules and regulations to avoid something like that happening in the future. In 2008 Leman Brothers collapsed. Congress reacted by writing thousands of additional pages detailing rules and regulations to avoid something like that happening in the future. But perhaps what’s really needed is to take a page from the past. The King’s Fool was free to ridicule the folly, absurdity and corruption of those in power. Could a Corporate Fool save today’s masters of the universe from themselves? More importantly could the Fool actually criticize a CEO without losing his headcount?

 

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3- Michelle Rothzeid (Stage Manager & Singer) at the Aronoff

4- Ben Greenberg (John Landsman) & Lauren Showen (Kate) in dress rehearsal at the Aronoff

5- Charlie Goetz (Director) at the aronoff

6- Ben Greenberg (John Landsman) & Lauren Showen (Kate) in dress rehearsal at the Aronoff

7- Ben Greenberg (John Landsman) & Lauren Showen (Kate) in dress rehearsal at the Aronoff

8- Arnie Shayne (Thomas Biggs) and Ben Greenberg (John Landsman) at the Aronoff

9- Arnie Shayne (Thomas Biggs) and Ben Greenberg (John Landsman) at the Aronoff

10- Arnie Shayne (Thomas Biggs)

11- Ben Greenberg (John Landsman) & Lauren Showen (Kate)

12- Ryan Fissel (Gary Goodman) and Ben Greenberg (John Landsman)

13- Ben Greenberg (John Landsman) & Elaine Wilson (Mrs. Greene)

14- Ben Greenberg (John Landsman), Elaine Wilson (Mrs. Greene), and Lauren Showen (Kate)

15- Elaine Wilson (Mrs. Greene) and Lauren Showen (Kate)

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17- Lauren Showen (Kate) and Elaine Wilson (Mrs. Greene)

18- Ben Greenberg (John Landsman) & Lauren Showen (Kate)

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20- Ben Greenberg (John Landsman) & Elaine Wilson (Mrs. Greene)

21- Lauren Showen (Kate) and Ben Greenberg (John Landsman)

22- Lauren Showen (Kate) and Ben Greenberg (John Landsman)

23- Lauren Showen (Kate) and Ben Greenberg (John Landsman)

24- Arnie Shayne (Thomas Biggs), Lauren Showen (Kate), Ben Greenberg (John Landsman), Elaine Wilson (Mrs. Greene), and Ryan Fissel (Gary Goodman)

25- Fred Rothzeid (Playwright)

26- Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President), Fred Rothzeid (Playwright), Charlie Goetz (Director), Michelle Rothzeid (Stage Manager & Singer), Arnie Shayne (Thomas Biggs), Ben Greenberg (John Landsman), Lauren Showen (Kate), Elaine Wilson (Mrs. Greene), and Ryan Fissel (Gary Goodman), at Q& A. Not in photo: Mike Goetz (Sound /Music), Nich Grubbs (Technical Director), and Lee Rasmussen (Bibi the Play Archive Photographer).

27- Sandi Kivkovich(Bibi the Play Vice President), Fred Rothzeid (Playwright), Charlie Goetz (Director), Michelle Rothzeid (Stage Manager & Singer), Arnie Shayne (Thomas Biggs), Ben Greenberg (John Landsman), Lauren Showen (Kate), Elaine Wilson (Mrs. Greene), and Ryan Fissel (Gary Goodman), at Q&A

28- Charlie Goetz (Director)

29- Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President)

30- Charlie Goetz (Director), Sandi Kivkovich(Bibi the Play Vice President), Fred Rothzeid (Playwright), and Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President)

Photography Credit: Lee Rasmussen

 

End of 2011-2012 New Voices Season Gala

June 16, 2012

This was 's second, and took place in the Green Room at the Aronoff Center.

It was to say thank you to all the actors, directors, Bibi the Play staff, and all the supporters.

 

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4- The Band - "The 1936 North American Heat Wave"

5- Tajci Cameron, singer

6- Kalman Kivkovich, Bibi the Play President, Sandi Kivkovich, Bibi the Play Vice President, and Lee Rasmussen

7- Kalman Kivkovich, Bibi the Play President, Fred Rothzeid, Bibi the Play Treasurer, and Ed Barzee

8- Brenda Bezona, Albert Muehlboeck, David Bezona, and Tajci

9- Kalman Kivkovich, Sandi Kivkovich, Clint Bramkamp, and Cecil Albright

10- Sandi Kivkovich, Bibi the Play Vice President and Renee Alper

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12- Blanchard Nash, Dennis Blom and Charlie Goetz

13- Sandi Kivkovich, Bibi the Play Vice President & Gala Chair, presents the plaque to Bibi the Play President, Kalman Kivkovich

14- Kalman Kivkovich, Bibi the Play President

15- Charlie Goetz, Kalman Kivkovich, Bibi the Play President, Sandi Kivkovich, Bibi the Play Vice President & Gala Chair, Fred Rothzeid, Bibi the Play Treasurer, Dennis Blom, Bibi the Play Secretary, Phil Clayton, Karen Kelly, and Tajci

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17- Renee Alper, singer, and Tajci at the keyboard

18- Ed Barzee, comedian

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21- The Band - "The 1936 North American Heat Wave"

22- Ed Barzee, Tammy Brady and guests

23- The Band - "The 1936 North American Heat Wave"

Photography Credit: Lee Rasmussen

 

The Best Intentions

July 19-21, 2012

Winner of 2012 Best of New Voices

Written and directed by Charlie Goetz

Mom tries to keep peace between contrasting adult sisters. She suffers a stroke, however, and her care becomes an issue--and, for one sister, a redemptive opportunity. Conflicting needs complicate the lives of all three women, and muddy everyone's efforts to "do the right thing."

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3- Chessie Vigran (Ruth) and Marcus Jackson (David) in photo session.

4- Painting the set.

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10- Charlie Goetz (playwright/director) and Arnie Shayne (producer)

10a- Marcus Jackson (David), Linda Wylie (Rita), Chessie Vigran (Ruth), Elena Marie Monigold (Rose), and Charlie Goetz (playwright/director)

11- Charlie Goetz, Sandi Kivkovich (Bibi the Play Vice President) and Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President)

12- Kalman Kivkovich and Dennis Blom (Bibi the Play Secretary)

13- Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President) debriefs the ushers on duty.

14- Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President) opens the first "Best of new Voices."

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18- Elena Marie Monigold (Rose), and Chessie Vigran (Ruth)

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20- Chessie Vigran (Ruth), and Elena Marie Monigold (Rose)

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24- Elena Marie Monigold (Rose), and Max Slove (Alter Boy)

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26- Elena Marie Monigold (Rose), and Linda Wylie (Rita)

27- Charlie Goetz (playwright/director) with audience at intermission.

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27b- Linda Wylie (Rita), and Chessie Vigran (Ruth)

27c- Marcus Jackson (David), and Chessie Vigran (Ruth)

28- Marcus Jackson (David), Chessie Vigran (Ruth), and Elena Marie Monigold (Rose)

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38- Elena Marie Monigold (Rose), and Linda Wylie (Rita)

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46- Sandi Kivkovich (Bibi the Play Vice President) conducts the Q&A. sitting: Marcus Jackson (David).

47- Sandi Kivkovich conducts the Q&A. sitting: Charlie Goetz (playwright/director), Arnie Shayne (producer), Chessie Vigran (Ruth), Linda Wylie (Rita), Max Slove (Alter Boy), and Marcus Jackson (David).

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Photography Credit: Carola Garcia Timmerding, J. Lee Rasmussen, J. Michael Skaggs, and Kalman Kivkovich

 

1832

September 11, 2012

Written by Joe Bobbitt and Doug Decator and directed by Jim Waldfogle

Tom is a freshman at Harvard.  From there he is pulled into the turbulent politics of a young empire by John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and a reclaimed Sam Houston.

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9- Jeffery Tyler Boothe [Tom Edmonston], and Rusty Lacy [Katie Patton]

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12- Adrianne Underhill [Mrs. Patton]

13- Arnie Shayne [John Q. Adams]

14- Jim Waldfogle [Narrator / Director]

15- Blair E. Godshall [Emily Jackson / Sally], Kent Wrampelmeier [Sam Houston], Rusty Lacy [Katie Patton], Joe Kozak [Clarence Barstow], Greg Schlairet [Andrew Jackson / Davy Crocket], Arnie Shayne [John Q. Adams], Jeffery Tyler Boothe [Tom Edmonston], Adrianne Underhill [Mrs. Patton], Jim Rogers [Mr. Patton], and Andrew Hensley [Perscy Edmonston]

16- Joe E. Bobbitt [Playwright], Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Jim Waldfogle [Director], Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President], & Doug Decatur [Playwright]

17- Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President]

18- Doug Decatur [Playwright] and Dennis Blom [Bibi the Play Secretary] during the Q&A

19- Joe E. Bobbitt [Playwright] and Doug Decatur [Playwright] during the Q&A

20- Audience during the Q&A

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

Confessions

October 16, 2012

Written by Ed Trach and directed by Greg Procaccino

A Beloved Priest – Two hunted brothers – A disturbing agenda . . .

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5- Connor Lawrence [Jamie]

6- Cliff Nunley [Scott]

7-8- Bob Allen [Father Boyle]

9- Bob Allen [Father Boyle], and Connor Lawrence [Jamie]

10- Bob Allen [Father Boyle], and Connor Lawrence [Jamie]

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12- Cliff Nunley [Scott]

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17- Connor Lawrence [Jamie], and Cliff Nunley [Scott]

18- Bob Allen [Father Boyle], Greg Procaccino [Director], Connor Lawrence [Jamie], Ed Trach [Playwright], and Cliff Nunley [Scott]

19- Greg Procaccino [Director]

20- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Greg Procaccino [Director], Ed Trach [Playwright], and Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President]

21- Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President]

22- Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President], and Greg Procaccino [Director]

23- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Bob Allen [Father Boyle], and Ed Trach [Playwright], during the Q&A

24- Greg Procaccino [Director], Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Bob Allen [Father Boyle], and Ed Trach [Playwright], during the Q&A

25- Greg Procaccino [Director], Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Bob Allen [Father Boyle], and Ed Trach [Playwright], during the Q&A

26- Ed Trach [Playwright], Connor Lawrence [Jamie], and Cliff Nunley [Scott], during the Q&A

27- Greg Procaccino [Director], and Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], during the Q&A

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

Wrongfully Bitten

November 13, 2012

Written by Tammy Brady and directed by Cynthia Emmer

The blood thirsty hosts of a Halloween party graciously conceal their dark side from the vulnerable guests until the party goes awry when soul mates meet and lives are at stake.

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3- Dennis Blom [Dr. Lewis], and Greg Schlairet [Drake]

4- Greg Schlairet [Drake], and Rebecca Caspersz [Percy]

5- Nicl Castle [Andrew], Greg Schlairet [Drake], and Rebecca Caspersz [Percy]

6- Nicl Castle [Andrew], Rebecca Caspersz [Percy], and Bonnie Emmer [Katrina]

7- Bonnie Emmer [Katrina], and Joanna Tyler [Becca]

8- Alice Mings [Narrator]

9- Joanna Tyler [Becca]

10- Ed Barzee [Lance], Aaron Bell [Spencer], and Rebecca Caspersz [Percy]

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12- Rebecca Caspersz in front [Percy]

13- Nick Castle [Andrew]

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15- Bonnie Emmer [Katrina], Rebecca Caspersz [Percy], Greg Schlairet [Drake], and Aaron Bell [Spencer]

16- Rebecca Caspersz [Percy], Aaron Bell [Spencer], and Greg Schlairet [Drake]

17- Nick Castle [Andrew], and Bonnie Emmer [Katrina]

18- Greg Schlairet [Drake], and Rebecca Caspersz [Percy]

19- Joanna Tyler [Becca]

20- Bonnie Emmer [Katrina]

21- Aaron Bell [Spencer]

22- Nick Castle [Andrew]

23- Bonnie Emmer [Katrina], and Nick Castle [Andrew]

24- Nick Castle [Andrew], Bonnie Emmer [Katrina] and Rebecca Caspersz [Percy]

25- Nick Castle [Andrew], Rebecca Caspersz [Percy], and Bonnie Emmer [Katrina]

26- Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President], and Tammy Brady [Playwright]

27- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], and Tammy Brady [Playwright], during the Q&A

28- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Tammy Brady [Playwright], and audience, during the Q&A

29- Dennis Blom [Dr. Lewis], Aaron Bell [Spencer], Rebecca Caspersz [Percy], Bonnie Emmer [Katrina], Nick Castle [Andrew], and Cynthia Emmer [Director]

30- Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President]

31- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Tammy Brady [Playwright], and Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President]

32- Alice Mings [Narrator], and Tammy Brady [Playwright]

33- Dennis Blom [Dr. Lewis], Greg Schlairet [Drake], Ed Barzee [Lance], Joanna Tyler [Becca], Bonnie Emmer [Katrina], Nick Castle [Andrew], Aaron Bell [Spencer], Rebecca Caspersz [Percy], and Alice Mings [Narrator]

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

The Disappointed

January 8, 2013

Written by Barbara M. Harkness and directed by Deondra Kamau Means

What does one do when there are no angels, no heavenly choirs, and God does not deliver?

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3- Joanna Tyler [ROSALIE], and Chris Stewart [Benjamine]

4- Joanna Tyler [ROSALIE]

5- Deondra Kamau Means [Director / Narroator]

6- Deborah Brock-Blanks [Miranda /Bessie Mae]

7- Chris Stewart [Benjamine]

8- Adrianne Underhill [Charlene]

9- Susan Blom [Graciebelle] and Dennis Blom [Reporter / Richard / Boss]

10- Alana Ghent [Meggie]

11- Blanchard Nash [Delmar]

12- Kobie Smith [Tyrone / Grant]

13- Alana Ghent [Meggie], and Joanna Tyler [ROSALIE]

14- Blanchard Nash [Delmar], Kobie Smith [Tyrone / Grant], and Deborah Brock-Blanks [Miranda /Bessie Mae]

15- Alana Ghent [Meggie], Joanna Tyler [ROSALIE], and Jim Stump [Hammit]

16- Alana Ghent [Meggie], and Joanna Tyler [ROSALIE]

17- Chris Stewart [Benjamine], Kobie Smith [Tyrone / Grant], Alana Ghent [Meggie], Joanna Tyler [ROSALIE], and Jim Stump [Hammit]

18- Alana Ghent [Meggie], Kobie Smith [Tyrone / Grant], Joanna Tyler [ROSALIE], and Jim Stump [Hammit]

19- Alana Ghent [Meggie], Joanna Tyler [ROSALIE], Jim Stump [Hammit], Dennis Blom [Reporter / Richard / Boss], Blanchard Nash [Delmar], and Chris Stewart [Benjamine]

20- Alana Ghent [Meggie], and Jim Stump [Hammit]

21- Blanchard Nash [Delmar]

22- Blanchard Nash [Delmar], and Deborah Brock-Blanks [Miranda /Bessie Mae]

23- Deondra Kamau Means [Director / Narroator]

24- Adrianne Underhill [Charlene], Dennis Blom [Reporter / Richard / Boss], and Susan Blom [Graciebelle]

25- Dennis Blom [Reporter / Richard / Boss], Blanchard Nash [Delmar], and Deborah Brock-Blanks [Miranda /Bessie Mae]

26- Jim Stump [Hammit]

27- Kobie Smith [Tyrone / Grant]

28- Susan Blom [Graciebelle]

29- Dennis Blom [Reporter / Richard / Boss], and Susan Blom [Graciebelle]

30- Barbara Harkness [Playwright], and Deondra Kamau Means [Director]

31- Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President], Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Barbara Harkness [Playwright], and Deondra Kamau Means [Director]

32- Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President]

33- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President] during Q&A

34- Deondra Kamau Means [Director], Susan Blom [Graciebelle], Dennis Blom [Reporter / Richard / Boss], Kobie Smith [Tyrone / Grant], Alana Ghent [Meggie], Joanna Tyler [ROSALIE], Blanchard Nash [Delmar], Barbara Harkness [Playwright], Adrianne Underhill [Charlene], Chris Stewart [Benjamine], Jim Stump [Hammit], and Deborah Brock-Blanks [Miranda /Bessie Mae]

Photography Credit: J. Lee Rasmussen

 

Full Circle - 3 short Holocaust plays

April 9, 2013

Performed at Jarson-Kaplan Theater.

Written and Directed by Kalman Kivkovich

A full-staged production

"Sarale" -  A Jewish man in Nazi-occupied Poland pays his former Polish employee to shelter his 12-year-old daughter from the Nazis’ claws while he and the rest of the family relocate to the near-by Jewish ghetto.  The girl’s uncle, a Holocaust survivor, learns her unexpected fate in a most bizarre way.

"Full Circle" - A Hitler-Youth boy spares the life of a Jewish Girl.  Forty-five years later, distinct generations entwine against all odds.

"One Simple Digit" - An Israeli born-again Jew, a taxi driver, helps an elderly American tourist, a Holocaust survivor, to start a new life.

 

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1- Poster: Displayed at the Aronoff Theater

2- Full Circle Poster

3- Tom Deren (Accordionist)

3a- Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright / Director) in Full Circle reherasal

3b- Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright / Director) in Full Circle reherasal with Megan Marshall [CAROL], Joe Markesbery [ALFRED], and Chessie Vigran [ALMA]

3c- Sandi Kivkovich (Stage Manager) in Full Circle reherasal

3d- Sandi Kivkovich (Stage Manager) in Full Circle reherasal

4- Crag Boldman (Moderator)

5- Audience at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater

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6 - Adrianne Underhill [MALINA], Chris Bishop [BOGDAN], Michael Loos [DAVID], and Drue Larkin [SARALE]

7 - Adrianne Underhill [MALINA], Chris Bishop [BOGDAN], and Michael Loos [DAVID]

7a - Adrianne Underhill [MALINA], Chris Bishop [BOGDAN], Michael Loos [DAVID], and Drue Larkin [SARALE] in Sarale reherasal

7b- Tom Deren (Accordionist) in Sarale reherasal

8- Adrianne Underhill [MALINA], and Chris Bishop [BOGDAN]

9- Michael Loos [DAVID] and Drue Larkin [SARALE]

10- Michael Loos [DAVID] and Drue Larkin [SARALE]

10a- Michael Loos [DAVID], Drue Larkin [SARALE], Chris Bishop [BOGDAN], and Adrianne Underhill [MALINA] in Sarale reherasal

10b- David Bezona [ANNOOUNCER - offstage], Adrianne Underhill [MALINA] and Drue Larkin [SARALE] in Sarale reherasal

10c- Adrianne Underhill [MALINA] and Drue Larkin [SARALE] in Sarale reherasal

10d- Chris Bishop [BOGDAN] in Sarale reherasal

11- Drue Larkin [SARALE]

11a- Drue Larkin [SARALE] and Chris Bishop [BOGDAN] in Sarale reherasal

11b- Adrianne Underhill [MALINA], Drue Larkin [SARALE] and Chris Bishop [BOGDAN] in Sarale reherasal

12- Drue Larkin [SARALE]

12a- Sandi Kivkovich (Stage Manager), Adrianne Underhill [MALINA] and Chris Bishop [BOGDAN] in Sarale reherasal

13- Adrianne Underhill [MALINA] and Chris Bishop [BOGDAN]

13a- Michael Loos [DAVID] in Sarale reherasal

14- Adrianne Underhill [MALINA], Chris Bishop [BOGDAN], and Charlie Goetz [JUDGE]

14a- Charlie Goetz [JUDGE] in Sarale reherasal

15- Sarale Curtain Call - Drue Larkin [SARALE], Michael Loos [DAVID], Chris Bishop [BOGDAN], Adrianne Underhill [MALINA], and Charlie Goetz [JUDGE]

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16- Brody McKinnon [NAZI YOUTH 2] and Xander Wells [NAZI YOUTH 1]

17- Xander Wells [NAZI YOUTH 1]

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19- Drue Larkin [JEWISH GIRL] and Xander Wells [NAZI YOUTH 1]

19a- Brody McKinnon [NAZI YOUTH 2] in Full Circle reherasal

19b- Drue Larkin [JEWISH GIRL] and Xander Wells [NAZI YOUTH 1] in Full Circle reherasal

20- Xander Wells [NAZI YOUTH 1] and Michael Loos [GESTAPO] in Full Circle reherasal

20a- Xander Wells [NAZI YOUTH 1] and Michael Loos [GESTAPO] in Full Circle reherasal

21- Xander Wells [NAZI YOUTH 1]

21a- Brody McKinnon [NAZI YOUTH 2] and Xander Wells [NAZI YOUTH 1] in Full Circle reherasal

22- Joe Markesbery [ALFRED] and David Bezona [HANS]

22a-c- Joe Markesbery [ALFRED] and Megan Marshall [CAROL] in Full Circle reherasal

22d- Chessie Vigran [ALMA], Joe Markesbery [ALFRED], Megan Marshall [CAROL], David Bezona [HANS], and Sandi Kivkovich (Stage Manager and Prop Master) in Full Circle reherasal

23- David Bezona [HANS], Chessie Vigran [ALMA], and Megan Marshall [CAROL]

24- Joe Markesbery [ALFRED], David Bezona [HANS], Chessie Vigran [ALMA], and Megan Marshall [CAROL]

25- Full Circle Curtain Call - Brody McKinnon [NAZI YOUTH 2], Drue Larkin [JEWISH GIRL], Michael Loos [GESTAPO], Xander Wells [NAZI YOUTH 1], Chessie Vigran [ALMA], Megan Marshall [CAROL], Joe Markesbery [ALFRED], and David Bezona [HANS]

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26- Jim Rogers [RONI] and Dennis Blom [MOISHE]

27-28- Dennis Blom [MOISHE] and Arnie Shayne [HENRY]

29- Charlie Goetz [PINEK]

29a- Arnie Shayne [HENRY] and Dennis Blom [MOISHE] in rehearsal

30- Dennis Blom [MOISHE], Charlie Goetz [PINEK], and Arnie Shayne [HENRY]

31- Dennis Blom [MOISHE], Charlie Goetz [PINEK], and Arnie Shayne [HENRY]

31a- Dennis Blom [MOISHE], Charlie Goetz [PINEK], and Arnie Shayne [HENRY] in rehearsal

32- One Simple Digit Curtain Call - Jim Rogers [RONI], Dennis Blom [MOISHE], Charlie Goetz [PINEK], and Arnie Shayne [HENRY]

33- Final Curtain Call - Drue Larkin [SARALE / JEWISH GIRL], Michael Loos [DAVID/ BERNEK / GESTAPO], Chris Bishop [BOGDAN], Adrianne Underhill [MALINA], Jim Rogers [RONI], Dennis Blom [MOISHE], Charlie Goetz [JUDGE / PINEK], and Arnie Shayne [HENRY], Brody McKinnon [NAZI YOUTH 2], Xander Wells [NAZI YOUTH 1], Joe Markesbery [ALFRED], Megan Marshall [CAROL], Chessie Vigran [ALMA], David Bezona [HANS], and Tom Deren (Accordionist) - Not seen in photo: Sandi Kivkovich (Stage manager) , Geoff Werbin (Technical Director) and Kalman Kivkovich (Playwright / Director]

Photography Credit: Michael Skaggs, and Carola Timmerding

Video Credit: Carola Timmerding

 

Momus and Aphrodite

May 21, 2013

Performed at Jarson-Kaplan Theater.

Written by Fred Rothzeid

Directed by Charlie Goetz

 

Momus, the God of Criticism, Satire and Blame, challenges Aphrodite to find a modern man willing to love her unconditionally. Will she succeed? Does love conquer all? More importantly, can two Greek godsactually find purpose and relevance in small town America?

 

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1- Poster: Displayed at the Aronoff Theater

2- Logo

3- Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President)

4- Michelle Rothzeid (Stage Manager & Singer) sings at the Aronoff

5- Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE]

6- Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE] an Steve Reger [MOMUS]

7- Clint Bramkamp [MAN 1] and Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE]

8- Blanchard Nash [BARTENDER], Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE], and Fred Rothzeid [MAN 2]

9- Blanchard Nash [BARTENDER], and Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE]

10- Andrew Hensley [HERC], and Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE]

11- Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE]

12- Andrew Hensley [HERC], and Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE]

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15- Clint Bramkamp [MAYOR] and Lisa Young [MRS. MAYOR]

16- Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE], and Andrew Hensley [HERC]

17- Steve Reger [MOMUS], Andrew Hensley [HERC], and Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE]

18- Steve Reger [MOMUS], and Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE]

19- Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE] and Andrew Hensley [HERC]

20- Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President), Charlie Goetz (Director), and Fred Rothzeid (Playwright)

21- Dennis Blom (Bibi the Play secretary) conducts the Q&A.

22- Fred Rothzeid (Playwright)

23- Lisa Young [MRS. MAYOR], Clint Bramkamp [MAYOR / MAN 1], Steve Reger [MOMUS], Andrew Hensley [HERC], Michelle Rothzeid (Stage Manager & Singer), Blanchard Nash [BARTENDER], and Erica Cohen Lanzillotta [APHRODITE]. Not in the photo: Fred Rothzeid (Playwright) and Charlie Goetz (Director)

24- Fred Rothzeid (Playwright) and Charlie Goetz (Director)

Photography Credit: Carola Garcia Timmerding

Redford's Rules

September 10, 2013

Written by Doug Decator and Joe Bobbitt and directed by Jim Waldfogle

Steve is struggling with dating. His buddies’ conflicting ideas are more humorous than helpful.  As a possible solution, Steve has invited their old college Professor to poker night. “Redford’s Rules” is a collection of good laughs and perhaps some thought provoking wisdom.

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3- Adrianne Underhill [Aunt Clara], Ric Young [Doc], Andrew Hensley [Steve]

4- Jim Waldfogle [Narrator / Director]

5- Group: Joe Bobbitt [Playwright] Greg Reinert [McFarland / Flasher], Adrianne Underhill [Aunt Clara], Tisha Boone [Julie / Marcy / Teller], Andrew Hensley [Steve], Pat Hopkins [Austin], Ric Young [Doc], Jim Waldfogle [Narrator / Director], Morgan Carter Woodring [Kerri / Receptionsit], Jeffery Tyler Boothe [Doug], Vernon Burns [Joe], Jodi Dunavan [Nancy / Tina], Bart Collins [Sound], and Lori Brown [Video]

6- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President], Joe E. Bobbitt [Playwright] and Doug Decatur [Playwright]

7- Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President]

8- Joe E. Bobbitt [Playwright]

9- Doug Decatur [Playwright]

10- Bart Collins [Sound]

11- Greg Reinert [McFarland / Flasher]

12- Ric Young [Doc] and Andrew Hensley [Steve]

13- Ric Young [Doc], Vernon Burns [Joe], Jeffery Tyler Boothe [Doug], and Pat Hopkins [Austin]

14- Morgan Carter Woodring [Kerri / Receptionsit]

15- Andrew Hensley [Steve] and Jodi Dunavan [Nancy / Tina]

16- Adrianne Underhill [Aunt Clara]

17- Ric Young [Doc], Andrew Hensley [Steve], Vernon Burns [Joe], Jeffery Tyler Boothe [Doug] and Pat Hopkins [Austin]

18- Adrianne Underhill [Aunt Clara]

18a- Pat Hopkins [Austin] and Andrew Hensley [Steve]

19- Jeffery Tyler Boothe [Doug]

20- Andrew Hensley [Steve] and Vernon Burns [Joe]

21- Adrianne Underhill [Aunt Clara]

22- Tisha Boone [Julie / Marcy / Teller]

23- Vernon Burns [Joe], Jeffery Tyler Boothe [Doug], Pat Hopkins [Austin] and Andrew Hensley [Steve]

24- Morgan Carter Woodring [Kerri / Receptionsit] and Vernon Burns [Joe]

25- Jeffery Tyler Boothe [Doug], Andrew Hensley [Steve], Tisha Boone [Julie / Marcy / Teller], Vernon Burns [Joe], Greg Reinert [McFarland / Flasher] and Jim Waldfogle [Director]

26- Morgan Carter Woodring [Kerri / Receptionsit], Adrianne Underhill [Aunt Clara], Jeffery Tyler Boothe [Doug], Andrew Hensley [Steve], Tisha Boone [Julie / Marcy / Teller], and Vernon Burns [Joe]

27- Pat Hopkins [Austin], Jodi Dunavan [Nancy / Tina], Morgan Carter Woodring [Kerri / Receptionsit], and Adrianne Underhill [Aunt Clara]

28- Ric Young [Doc], Pat Hopkins [Austin] and Jodi Dunavan [Nancy / Tina],

29- Joe E. Bobbitt [Playwright], Doug Decatur [Playwright] and Kalman Kivkovich (Bibi the Play President]

30- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Tisha Boone [Julie / Marcy / Teller], and Jodi Dunavan [Nancy / Tina]

Photography Credit: Carola Garcia Timmerding

By the Rivers of Bayblon

November 12, 2013

Written David Greenberg and directed by Chris Stewart

In the 1960s, using Eminent Domain and eviction practices that today might be deemed ethnic cleansing, the federal government eradicated an Appalachian culture between the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers that had thrived for two centuries. Destroyed in the name of progress . . .

The image is a photograph of an oil painting by Albert Rieger Gebirgsbach, (1834-1905).

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3-4 Derek Evans [Lyle]

5- Tom Manning [Papaw / Stubblefield]

6- Rex Martinez [Dan / Janitor / TVA Man 1]

7- Justin Haley [Ethan]

8- Jessica Kyle Link [Olivia]

9- Tom Manning [Papaw / Stubblefield] and Rex Martinez [Dan / Janitor / TVA Man 1]

10- Chuck Haungs [Jerome]

11- Derek Evans [Lyle] and Tom Manning [Papaw / Stubblefield]

12- Derek Evans [Lyle] and Chuck Haungs [Jerome]

13- Eileen Earnest [Gloria]

14- Eileen Earnest [Gloria] and Derek Evans [Lyle]

15- Justin Haley [Ethan] and Chuck Haungs [Jerome]

16- Derek Evans [Lyle]

17-18 Tom Manning [Papaw / Stubblefield]

19- David Greenberg [Playwright]

20- Chris Stewart [Director / Narrator] and Callum Waterhouse [Sound]

21- Tom Manning [Papaw / Stubblefield] and Chris Stewart [Director]

22- Chesey Cavender [Female Intruder], Justin Haley [Ethan], Jessica Kyle Link [Olivia], Tom Manning [Papaw / Stubblefield], Chuck Haungs [Jerome], Derek Evans [Lyle], Chris Stewart [Director / Narrator], David Greenberg [Playwright], Rex Martinez [Dan / Janitor / TVA Man 1], Eileen Earnest [Gloria], and Callum Waterhouse [Sound]

23- David Greenberg [Playwright], Chris Stewart [Director], Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], and kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President]

Photography Credit: Carola Garcia Timmerding

 

Haunting Scars

At the Potting Shed

Comunication

December 3, 2013

Written Barbara M. Harkness and directed by Arnie Shayne

Haunting Scars - When a community is hurled into violent disaster, the tsunami-like wave penetrates every breakfast table, every water cooler.  No matter how urban, neighborhoods network into villages whose grief and pain flounders with no direction.

At the Potting Shed - Just a little old lady growing herbs

Comunication - Talking to, about, around and through

The image is a photograph by John Filo

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3- Barbara Manning [Bertha / Edith / Nell]

4- Sue Breving [Maggie / Henrietta]

5- Alex Escher [Chuck / Dispatcher]

6- Charlie Goetz [Ed / Intruder]

7- Colin Edgar [Bradley / Shane / Deputy]

8- Joanna Tyler [Darlene / Margaret]

9- Eric Weisheit [Narrator / Howard]

10- Adrianne Underhill [Lucy / Minnie]

11- Charlie Goetz [Ed / Intruder / Narrator]

12- Barbara Manning [Bertha / Edith / Nell]

13- Joanna Tyler [Darlene / Margaret]

14- Eric Weisheit [Narrator / Howard] and Chris Lee [Satage Manager]

15- Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President]

16- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Barbara Harkness [Playwright] and kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President]

17- Barbara Harkness [Playwright] and Arnie Shayne [Director]

18- Colin Edgar [Bradley / Shane / Deputy], Alex Escher [Chuck / Dispatcher], Charlie Goetz [Ed / Intruder / Narrator], Sue Breving [Maggie / Henrietta], Barbara Manning [Bertha / Edith / Nell], Joanna Tyler [Darlene / Margaret], Adrianne Underhill [Lucy / Minnie], and Eric Weisheit [Narrator / Howard]

19- Colin Edgar [Bradley / Shane / Deputy], Sue Breving [Maggie / Henrietta], Alex Escher [Chuck / Dispatcher], Charlie Goetz [Ed / Intruder / Narrator], Adrianne Underhill [Lucy / Minnie], Joanna Tyler [Darlene / Margaret], Barbara Manning [Bertha / Edith / Nell], and Eric Weisheit [Narrator / Howard]

20- Kalman Kivkovich [Bibi the Play President], Barbara Harkness [Playwright] and Arnie Shayne [Director]

21- Sandi Kivkovich [Bibi the Play Vice President], Barbara Harkness [Playwright] and Arnie Shayne [Director]

22- Arnie Shayne [Director]

23- Barbara Harkness [Playwright]

Photography Credit: Carola Garcia Timmerding

 

 


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