Oscar Wilde’s Classic Comedy ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’ Opens CCM’s 2019-20 Play Series

The CCMONSTAGE Play Series presents Wilde’s 19th-century satire about marriage, sex and gender politics on Oct. 2 (preview)-6, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

CCM opens its new CCMONSTAGE Play Series with Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, playing Oct. 3-6 with a preview performance on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Dubbed “smart, funny” by the San Francisco Chronicle, this 19th-century satire connects with modern audiences with its biting criticism of a hypocritical society.

“The play examines a time when reputation, gossip and social status were made and lost in the ballrooms and drawing rooms of the Victorian home,” says CCM Acting Professor Susan Felder, director of the production. “Social media moved slower, but it was still as rampant, reactive and harsh as a Twitter account.”

The play opens with plans for Lady Windermere’s coming of age party at 21 years old, but a rumor that her husband is having an affair with a mysterious woman taints the celebration. As she navigates through the Victorian double standards for men and women, Lady Windermere develops an altered understanding of what it means to be “respectable” and “good.”

Lady Windermere’s Fan was Oscar Wilde’s first theatrical success. Full of intrigue, secrets and shocking revelations, the comedy features one of the playwrights most famous lines: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Cincinnati Magazine named CCM’s production of Lady Windermere’s Fan a “can’t miss” event of Cincinnati’s arts season. Read more about this season’s Play Series in The News Record.

The 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Play Series presents Lady Windermere’s Fan on Oct. 2 (preview)-6, 2019, at Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student discounts are available.

Creative Team

  • Susan Felder, director
  • Haleigh Salo*, production stage manager
  • Lindsey Purvis, scenic designer
  • Rachael Blackwell*, lighting designer
  • Christa Hanks*, costume designer
  • Oran Wongpandid*, wigs and make-up designer
  • Zachory Ivans*, sound designer
  • Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer, choreographer
  • Rachel Jones*, dance captain
  • Steve Miller, technical director
  • Monica Walker*, assistant technical director
  • Sammi Grant, dialect coach

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Zoe Cotzias as Lady Windermere
  • Olivia Buss as Mrs. Erlynne
  • Kristina Steinmetz as The Duchess of Berwick
  • Gabriella DiVincenzo as Anna Andreyevna, his wife
  • Zoe Cotzias as Marya, his daughter
  • Eli Lucas as Lord Windermere
  • Cameron Nalley as Lord Darlington
  • Jack Steiner as Lord Augustus Lorton
  • Jack McElroy as Mr. Cecil Graham
  • Sydney Miles as Lady Agatha Carlisle
  • Briley Oakley as Lady Plymdale
  • Shakoria Davis as Lady Stutfield
  • Liza Lagerstrom as Lady Jedburgh
  • Rachel Jones as Rosalie
  • Isabella Wagner as Mrs. Cowper-Cowper
  • Jason Pavlovich as Mrs. Dumby
  • Leonard Peterson as Mr. Hopper
  • Charles Gidney as Sir James Royston
  • Austin James Cleri as Parker
  • Duncan Weinland as Mr. Guy Berkeley
  • Dustin Parsons as Lord Paisley
  • Julianna Weis-Palacios as Lady Paisley
  • Rin Wallace as Miss Graham
  • Madison Pullman as Mrs. Bowden

Performance Times

  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 (preview)
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Location

Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets prices start at $32.50; preview performance ticket prices start at $15.50. Student discounts and group rates are also available.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Subscribe to CCMONSTAGE’s Four-Show Play Series for just $89.

Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-box office.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the end of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit the UC Parking Services website for information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.


CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsor: Macy’s

A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM Acting Presents New Play ‘Association of Controlled Dreamers’

Admission to the play is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019.

CCM concludes its 2018-19 Studio Series with MJ Kaufman’s Association of Controlled Dreamers on April 25-27, 2019, in Cohen Family Studio Theater.

In the play, a young, charismatic senator pursues policies that could have long-lasting repercussions for public education. A group of college students tries every technique available to them to change his mind, from occupying his lawn to collective lucid dreaming.

“The play is about students fighting for affordable education,” says Brant Russell, the show’s director. “The play also resonates with our current political and educational circumstances in that many college students feel as though they have little power over the institutions that rule their worlds. If students wish to be heard, they sometimes have to resort to less traditional means of communication.”

CCM commissioned Kaufman, who is a staff writer on Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, to write Association of Controlled Dreamers for the college’s summer Playwrights Workshop in 2017. Students presented a reading of the play as part of the workshop, but now audiences can see the fully-staged version.

While the subject matter addresses serious and modern societal concerns, Russell notes that the production doesn’t lose its humor. “The play is funny (really funny), moving, and relies on what’s best about CCM: students collaborating to create something greater than the sum of its parts.”

Performances of Association of Controlled Dreamers take place April 25-27, 2019, in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
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Creative Team

  • Brant Russell, director
  • Andrew Wright, lighting designer
  • Hannah Gruneisen, master electrician
  • Maya Hughes, assistant master electrician/board operator
  • Will Graham, stage manager
  • Cole Nevins, assistant stage manager
  • Leah Berry, production assistant
  • Emma Heath, production assistant
  • Ryan Hurt, sound designer
  • Dan DeGroh, composer/musician

Cast List

  • Rin Wallace as Brittany
  • Annie Jacques as Tara
  • Paige Jordan as Vera
  • Zoe Cotzias as Amber
  • Michelle Jardine as Amaryllis
  • Madison Pullman as Mary
  • Amanda Nelson as Mother
  • Briley Oakley as Social Media
  • Sierra Coachman as Secret Girlfriend
  • Cameron Nalley as Sammy
  • Jason Pavlovich as Tom
  • Reid Robison as Edward
  • Matt Fox as Senator/Twin
  • Frankie Chuter as Job Man
  • Sydney Miles as Rhonda/Hope

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25
  • 8 p.m. Friday, April 26
  • 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27

Location
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Admission
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub

Story by CCM Graduate Student Jonathan Dellinger

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CCM Acting Presents Annual Senior Showcase on March 29

Enjoy the talents of the CCM Acting Class of 2019 in its exciting senior showcase in Cincinnati prior to its professional debut in New York and Los Angeles.

Graduating students from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Acting program present the annual Senior Showcase at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. this Friday, March 29, 2019, in CCM’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

CCM Acting’s Class of 2019 will also present the showcase at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on April 2, 2019, at New York’s Griffin Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The showcase will also be performed at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 16, 2019 at Los Angeles’ Garry Marshall Theatre.

The showcase performance features a variety of scenes by CCM Acting’s Class of 2019, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the acting skills they have honed during their undergraduate training at CCM.

The evening performance in Cincinnati will be followed by the annual DOLLY awards recognizing excellence by students in CCM Acting, as well as a reception in the CCM Baur Room. Event details are below.

Meet CCM Acting’s Class of 2019

Jacqueline Daaleman is a graduate of the BFA Acting program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Born and raised in northern New Jersey, no, she still does not know how to pump gas. At CCM, she played Phoebe in Gracie Gardner’s world premiere of Very Dumb Kids, Voltaire in Candide with CCM Opera and Dabby Bryant in Our Country’s Good. Other favorite credits include: Launce in The Two Gentleman of Verona with RADA (London, UK), Linda in Charlie’s Girls at the Boulder Fringe Festival and Pearl Bryan in Pearl Bryan with InBocca Performance (KY). Film credits and voice over credits include: “Poetry Girl” (Amazon), “CRAIG” and “A Model Friendship”. In addition to theatre, Jacqueline loves to sing, make people laugh, travel around the world and foster puppies. Learn more at jacquelinedaaleman.com.


Gabriella DiVincenzo is a Massachusetts native and is filled with joy to be graduating with a BFA in Acting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). She was seen on the CCM stage in Hamlet as Horatio and The Government Inspector as Anna Andreyevna. She made her professional debut at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati as Amanda in Darkest Night at the Gnarly Stump. Her favorite film experience in was “You’ve Met Your Match when she played a feisty femme fatale. She is wildly passionate about theatre and has worked as a director/producer on many of her own projects, including LUNGS and Men on Boats at the Liberty Exhibition Hall in Cincinnati. Gabriella is also an accomplished voice over artist. Learn more at gabrielladivincenzo.com.


Sarah Durham is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a BFA in Acting, and minor in Directing and Filmmaking. She has acted in many film festival winning shorts, and acts, writes, directs and produces for film and theatre. She is certified in Rapier and Dagger, Single Sword, Broadsword and Recommended in Unarmed Combat by the SAFD. Some of her favorite roles include Men on Boats (William Dunn), Di and Viv and Rose (Diane), and Shakespeare’s Fine Wit (Hermia). When she’s not busy with theatre and film, she loves running ultra-marathons, painting, reading comic books, playing tennis and basketball, paddle-boarding, kayaking and cuddling her adorable cat, Robin (named after Batman’s Tim Drake). Learn more at sarahdurhamactor.com.


James Egbert earned his BFA in Acting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, James has always enjoyed Shakespeare and the classics. Some of his favorite roles on stage include the Lead in the one man show Every Brilliant Thing, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet and the Father in Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. Some of his favorite film credits include his hero in the award winning Casper (produced by HighSock Productions), and his comedic relief in the horror film House of Hell (Directed by Jacob Berry). He is accomplished in Stage Combat, and specializes in Rapier and Dagger, Unarmed, Single Sword and Broadsword. In addition to acting, James loves playing chess, writing and all things Star Wars. Learn more at jamesfrancisegbert.com.


Ella Eggold is a young artist who is passionate about using theater as a way to bring light and connection to places that do not have enough of either. Ella has earned a BFA in Acting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and is also a classically trained vocalist. Favorite credits include Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Purdue University), Gertrude in Hamlet (CCM), Lanie in God’s Ear (Purdue University), Rose in Di and Viv and Rose (Whoville Theater) and Bottom in Shakespeare’s Fine Wit (CCM). Although the majority of Ella’s training has been in acting, she has experience in producing, stage managing, set design/set building and lighting. When Ella is not doing theater, she enjoys making (and eating) ice cream, reading books and watching movies. Learn more at ellaeggold.com.


Carter LaCava is an actor, writer, producer and painter with a BFA in acting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory (CCM). Some of his favorite credits from CCM include: The Ghost/Gravedigger in Hamlet, Ivan Alexandrovich Hlestakov in The Government Inspector and Robert Sideway in Our Country’s Good. Some credits outside CCM include: Notwet in the New Stroke Ensemble’s Twothousandelever, Even in The Aliens at Rohs Street Café, and he performed in a reinterpretation of John Cage’s Theatre Piece No. 1 with the SITI company in Saratoga Springs, NY. In 2017 he trained at Skidmore College for the month-long SITI summer theatre workshop, and has since continued his individual physical theatre practice. He is also an actor-combatant with the SAFD, with a certificate in Rapier and Dagger and in Unarmed. Outside of the theater he enjoys long walks in the local park, playing RuneScape and painting. Learn more at carterlacava.com.


Madeleine Page-Schmit is thrilled to have earned her BFA in Acting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Her favorite CCM credits include: Our Country’s Good (Mary Brenham), Di and Viv and Rose (Viv), Con Amore: A Romeo and Juliet Selection (Juliet) and Eurydice (Little Stone). Madeleine wrote, produced and performed an original one-woman show, Casquette Girl, which premiered at the Clifton Performance Theatre in Cincinnati. Casquette Girl is based on the life of her 18th century French ancestor and is charged with forgotten history and themes of female disempowerment and immigrant resilience. Madeleine has studied global health and Buddhism in Thailand, visited the Chinese village where her grandmother was raised, lived with a host family in rural Senegal and written and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is passionate about building relationships cross-culturally, and also about cheese. A Denver native, Madeleine adores spending time in the mountains hiking and rock climbing. Learn more at madeleinepageschmit.com.


R. Graham Rogers is an actor, writer, director and producer who recently earned his BFA in Acting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Some of Graham’s CCM highlights include: The Mayor in The Government Inspector, Various Men (eight!) in the world premiere of The Earth is Flat and Landscaper/Attendant/Man on Date in Middletown by Will Eno. Graham’s film highlights include: the Joker in You’ve Met Your Match, a Batman gay fanfic; College Boys and HighSock Productions’ The Update. Graham loves being a part of and creating new works. He’s been a part of at least eight theatrical world premieres to date, plus more than 20 student films, thanks, in large part, to three years as co-Artistic Director of a small production company he and his roommate ran while in school. In addition to art Graham enjoys meditation and dad jokes. Nothing else! If you haven’t heard Graham laugh, you’re missing out. Learn more at rgrahamrogers.com.


New York Acting Showcase

Students from CCM and Otterbein University present their showcases to industry professionals. Visit ohioactorshowcase.com to reserve seats.

Performance Times
1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 2

Location
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036

Los Angeles Acting Showcase

Students from CCM and Missouri State University present their showcases to industry professionals. Visit theatreanddance.missouristate.edu/showcases/LA.htm to reserve seats.

Performance Times
1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 16

Location
Garry Marshall Theatre
4252 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, California 91505

Cincinnati Acting Showcase

Performance Times
2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, March 29

Location
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Admission
Admission to the CCM Acting Senior Showcase on March 29 is FREE; reservations are not required.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

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TRANSMIGRATION Festival of Student Works Returns to CCM

Tickets for the 11th Anniversary edition of CCM’s TRANSMIGRATION Festival become available at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11 through the CCM Box Office.

CCM presents six original, student-created works in the Acting Department’s TRANSMIGRATION Festival: The Inversion Scheme, The First Timers, Terminal X, After Y, Do Not Disturb and Honey, I’m Home! Celebrating its 11th Anniversary, the annual festival runs March 13-15, 2019, throughout CCM Village.

TRANSMIGRATION gives CCM Acting students the freedom to produce an entirely new show from start to finish. The teams are tasked with writing, designing and producing a 30-minute piece of theatre all on their own. Descriptions for each production presented this year are below.

Co-produced by CCM Acting Chair Richard Hess and Professor Brant Russell, this unique festival has presented more than 60 original productions over the past 11 years. The shows are performed simultaneously and in non-traditional spaces throughout CCM’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees may customize their personal theater-going experience by viewing up to four shows of their choice throughout the evening.

View a slideshow of the student-created posters for each production:

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THE INVERSION SCHEME
A massive solar flare knocks electrical energy off the globe, and the world crumbles. A colony holed up in a Sam’s Club has survived two hundred years later. This rugged society falls. How it falls? That’s up to you.
Cast: Noah Buyak, Austin James Cleri, Sierra Coachman, Carter LaCava, Jack McElroy, Abby Palen, Jason Pavlovich, Trey Peterson, Emily Wallace
Location: Corbett Center Room 3705
Performance Times: 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
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THE FIRST TIMERS
What do the first person to drink cow’s milk, the first person to say “smooth as a baby’s bottom,” and the founder of Intercourse, Pennsylvania have in common? Despite their genius, none of them are allowed around children anymore. Come see The First Timers and follow the adventures of other pioneers and revolutionaries in this cavalcade of comedy!
Cast: Frankie Chuter, Zoe Cotzias, James Egbert, Matthew Fox, Charles James Gidney, Cameron Nalley, Amanda Nelson, Dustin Parsons, Rachel Baker
Location: Corbett Center Room 3705
Performance Times: 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
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TERMINAL X
Millions of people pass through airports everyday. They keep their heads down, rushing to their gates, hardly aware of the strangers that surround them. But what brings these travelers together? Find your gate, keep track of your belongings and have your boarding pass ready. Now boarding.
Cast: Chandler Bates, AJ Civello, Emma Fitzgerald, Paige Jordan, Graham Rogers, Kristina Steinmetz, Dan DeGroh, Jack Fogle
Location: Corbett Center Room 4755
Performance Times: 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
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AFTER Y
The day before they begin training for the Pangean Armed Forces, Theo stumbles upon a scientific phenomenon. In a world where a flourishing utopia has reigned throughout the millennia, what they uncover will challenge everything. Join us in this futuristic black comedy as we follow Theo’s discovery of what it means to be “other.”
Cast: Jacqueline Daaleman, Shakoria Alexus Davis, Annie Jacques, Rachel Jones, Liza Lagerstrom, Briley Oakley, Jack Steiner, Kayla Temshiv, Ariel Shaw
Location: Corbett Center Room 4755
Performance Times: 7:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
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DO NOT DISTURB
Here is your confirmation email. We tried screaming into the ether, but you didn’t respond. Please contact ROOM 4735 with any questions, to sit, stare and absorb light particles through your eyes holes. We hope you enjoy your stay at the Sleep Inn.
Cast: Gabriella DiVincenzo, Ella Eggold, Eli Lucas, Sydney Miles, Madison Pullman, Lily Olsen, Rin Wallace, Duncan Weinland, Julianna Weis-Palacios, Jacob Mallory
Location: Corbett Center Room 4735
Performance Times: 7:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
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HONEY, I’M HOME!
For the first time in history, you can join your favorite all-American family LIVE in front a studio audience on primetime! Did someone say Honey, I’m Home?! Join Jim as he navigates the ever-increasing challenges of family life. The whole gang is back for more laughter, mischief and wonderful adventures! What will the Henderson’s cook up this time? Only you can find out!
Cast: Jabari Carter, Neuma Cohen-Denson, Sarah Durham, Michelle Jardine, Gabriel Nasato, Madeleine Page-Schmit, Lucas Prizant, Reid Robison, Isabella Wagner, Griffin Whittaker
Location: Corbett Center Room 4735
Performance Times: 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
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TRANSMIGRATION Performance Times

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14
  • 7 p.m. Friday, March 15

Location
CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Admission
Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, March 11. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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Acting Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub

Story by CCM Graduate Student Jonathan Dellinger

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CCM Acting presents "Our Country's Good" Feb. 13-17, 2019. Photos by Mark Lyons.

CCM Slideshows: ‘Our Country’s Good’ Transports Audiences to the Edge of Australia

Our Country’s Good is a triumph…a tribute to the transforming power of drama…It is heartening to find someone standing up for theatre’s unique spiritual power.” (The Guardian)

Dark comedy Our Country’s Good runs tonight, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater. Based on the true story of convicts and captors producing Australia’s first play, Our Country’s Good explores how theatre can help rehabilitate and inspire.

View the gallery below for a sneak peek at CCM Acting’s production.

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Our Country’s Good transports audiences to the edge of Australia, where 18th-century criminals and British colonialists are working together to put on a play to celebrate the king’s birthday. Few of the prisoners can read, let along act, and the play is produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric prison punishments. CCM’s production is for mature audiences.

Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally

CCM’s production will last 2 hours, including a 10-minute intermission.

Creative Team

  • Susan Felder, director
  • Joshua E. Gallagher*, scenic designer
  • Sam Kittle*, hair and make-up designer
  • k. Jenny Jones, fight choreographer
  • Ashley Trujilo*, costume designer
  • Michael Ekema-Nardella*, lighting designer
  • Zachory Ivans*, sound designer
  • Travis Byrne*, associate sound designer
  • Yue Shi (Jenny)*, production stage manager
  • D’Arcy Smith and Katherine Webster, dialect coaches

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Madeleine Page-Schmit as Mary Brenham
  • Jacqueline Daaleman as Dabby Bryant
  • Kayla Temshiv as Duckling
  • Abby Palen as Liz Morden
  • Chandler Bates as Meg/Reverend
  • Carlee Coulehan as Johnston/Convict/Narrator
  • Olivia Buss as Dawes/Convict/Narrator
  • Jack Steiner as Ralph Clark
  • Carter LaCava as Robert Sideway
  • Jabari Carter as Captain Phillip/Aborigine
  • Cameron Nalley as Ross/James Ketch
  • James Egbert as Harry Brewer/Campbell
  • Trey Peterson as Caesar/Narrator
  • Graham Rogers as Judge Collins/Narrator
  • Lucas Prizant as Arscot/Tench
  • Duncan Weinland as Wisehammer/Faddy

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 (preview)
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets prices start at $28. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Preview performance tickets start at $15. Service changes may apply for online orders.

Student rush tickets will be available one hour before each performance to non-UC students, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid Bearcat ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online though our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

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CCM Video: Teaser Trailer for ‘Our Country’s Good’

CCM’s Mainstage Acting production of Our Country’s Good opens with a preview performance at 8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 13, and continues through Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 in Patricia Corbett Theater. Tickets available through the CCM Box Office.

Directed by Susan Felder, the award-winning play centers on a group of 18th-century criminals and British colonialists who explore how theatre can help rehabilitate and inspire. A British Royal Marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king’s birthday. He casts the play with English convicts who populate a distant Australian prison camp to remind them that “there is more to life than crime and punishment.” Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric prison punishments. CCM’s production is for mature audiences.

Arts reporter David Lyman describes Our Country’s Good as “witty, sobering and highly revealing of harsh life in what is now the Sydney suburbs,” in a preview story for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Watch CCM Acting’s teaser trailer for the production: https://youtu.be/i0LNQtTWfLg

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OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally

CCM’s production will last 2 hours, including a 10-minute intermission.

Creative Team

  • Susan Felder, director
  • Joshua E. Gallagher*, scenic designer
  • Sam Kittle*, hair and make-up designer
  • k. Jenny Jones, fight choreographer
  • Ashley Trujilo*, costume designer
  • Michael Ekema-Nardella*, lighting designer
  • Zachory Ivans*, sound designer
  • Travis Byrne*, associate sound designer
  • Yue Shi (Jenny)*, production stage manager
  • D’Arcy Smith and Katherine Webster, dialect coaches

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Madeleine Page-Schmit as Mary Brenham
  • Jacqueline Daaleman as Dabby Bryant
  • Kayla Temshiv as Duckling
  • Abby Palen as Liz Morden
  • Chandler Bates as Meg/Reverend
  • Carlee Coulehan as Johnston/Convict/Narrator
  • Olivia Buss as Dawes/Convict/Narrator
  • Jack Steiner as Ralph Clark
  • Carter LaCava as Robert Sideway
  • Jabari Carter as Captain Phillip/Aborigine
  • Cameron Nalley as Ross/James Ketch
  • James Egbert as Harry Brewer/Campbell
  • Trey Peterson as Caesar/Narrator
  • Graham Rogers as Judge Collins/Narrator
  • Lucas Prizant as Arscot/Tench
  • Duncan Weinland as Wisehammer/Faddy

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 (preview)
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets prices start at $28. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Preview performance tickets start at $15. Service changes may apply for online orders.

Student rush tickets will be available one hour before each performance to non-UC students, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid Bearcat ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online though our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

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CCM Mainstage Acting Presents Dark Comedy ‘Our Country’s Good’

Based on the true story of convicts and captors producing Australia’s first play, “Our County’s Good” is an inspiring tribute to the transforming power of drama. Tickets on sale now.

CCM continues its Mainstage series with Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good from Wednesday, Feb. 13 (preview performance) through Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Directed by Susan Felder, the award-winning play centers on a group of 18th-century criminals and British colonialists who explore how theatre can help rehabilitate and inspire.

Based on Thomas Keneally’s historical novel “The Playmaker,” Our Country’s Good tells the true story of Australia’s first theatrical performance in the 1780s. A British Royal Marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king’s birthday. He casts the play with English convicts who populate a distant Australian prison camp to remind them that “there is more to life than crime and punishment.” Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric prison punishments. CCM’s production is for mature audiences.

“The play throws wild humor up against absolute brutality,” Felder says. “We see convicts and soldiers in their daily lives — all while trying their best to produce a play.”

CCM’s production takes advantage of Patricia Corbett Theater’s wide, thrust stage to create the maze of the Australian landscape. The set creates an “edge of the world” feel, Felder says, where the set and the characters transform — sails become a tent, the sun can change into the moon and condemned convicts become aspiring actors.

Recipient of the BBC Award: West End Play of the Year, the Laurence Olivier Award, the London Evening Standard Award and the New York Drama Critics Award, Our Country’s Good is described as “a tribute to the transforming power of drama…It is heartening to find someone standing up for theatre’s unique spiritual power” (The Guardian).

CCM Acting presents Our Country’s Good on Feb. 13 (preview performance)-17, 2019 at Patricia Corbett Theater. The production will last 2 hours, including a 10-minute intermission. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office; student discounts are available.
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Creative Team

  • Susan Felder, director
  • Joshua E. Gallagher*, scenic designer
  • Sam Kittle*, hair and make-up designer
  • k. Jenny Jones, fight choreographer
  • Ashley Trujilo*, costume designer
  • Michael Ekema-Nardella*, lighting designer
  • Zachory Ivans*, sound designer
  • Travis Byrne*, associate sound designer
  • Yue Shi (Jenny)*, production stage manager
  • D’Arcy Smith and Katherine Webster, dialect coaches

* CCM Student

Cast List

  • Madeleine Page-Schmit as Mary Brenham
  • Jacqueline Daaleman as Dabby Bryant
  • Kayla Temshiv as Duckling
  • Abby Palen as Liz Morden
  • Chandler Bates as Meg/Reverend
  • Carlee Coulehan as Johnston/Convict/Narrator
  • Olivia Buss as Dawes/Convict/Narrator
  • Jack Steiner as Ralph Clark
  • Carter LaCava as Robert Sideway
  • Jabari Carter as Captain Phillip/Aborigine
  • Cameron Nalley as Ross/James Ketch
  • James Egbert as Harry Brewer/Campbell
  • Trey Peterson as Caesar/Narrator
  • Graham Rogers as Judge Collins/Narrator
  • Lucas Prizant as Arscot/Tench
  • Duncan Weinland as Wisehammer/Faddy

Performance Times

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 (preview)
  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14
  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Location
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets prices start at $28. Discounts are available for UC and non-UC students. Preview performance tickets start at $15. Service changes may apply for online orders.

Student rush tickets will be available one hour before each performance to non-UC students, based on availability. UC students can receive one free student rush ticket with a valid Bearcat ID, based on availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online though our e-Box Office! Visit ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice for CCM Box Office hours and location.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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Mainstage Production Sponsor: Macy’s

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

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