Ensemble Theatre

Even though he’s retired from Playhouse in the Park, Ed Stern is still very active in the local theater scene. He’s with Rick Pender to talk about his latest directing effort, playwright John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.

  Two more movies are ready to start filming in Greater Cincinnati. Over the years, several movie crews have shot films in and around our region, giving locals plenty of opportunities to get a taste of Hollywood and grab a few seconds of fame on film as extras. But how do casting directors decide who to put in a movie?

Detroit ‘67 is the new, prize-winning play debuting at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati on March 18. Rick Pender discusses this production, set in the racially-charged late 60’s, with two of the leading actors: Zina Camblin and Bryant Bentley.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is presenting the regional premiere of Sharr White’s The Other Place, a provocative, psychological thriller. Rick Pender sits down with acclaimed Cincinnati actor Regina Pugh, who portrays the play’s central character.

Rick Pender previews some of the upcoming holiday productions at local theatres, and talks with D. Lynn Meyers from Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati about this year’s locally-written musical treat, Sleeping Beauty.

Coming next to Ensemble Theater Cincinnati is a one-man, modern adaptation of Homer’s classic The Iliad, starring Bruce Cromer and directed by Michael Haney. These gentlemen join Rick Pender to talk about the regional premiere of An Iliad and their collaborative effort to bring this story to life for today’s audiences.

Sara Mackie and Brooke Rucidlo Steele, two of Cincinnati’s most talented performers, stop by to talk with Rick Pender about their roles in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s regional premiere of the recent Broadway hit Hands on a Hardbody, an unusual tale of people trying to win a truck by being the last to keep their hands on it.

The 2014-15 season at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will kick-off with the Tony Award-nominated musical Hands on a Hardbody and continue with a full schedule of regional premieres. ETC’s Producing Artistic Director D. Lynn Meyers previews the entire line-up with our Jim Stump.

Actor Ray McAnally returns to Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati with the regional premiere of his one-man autobiographical play, Size Matters. He joins Rick Pender to discuss this personal tale of being a bigger man in a profession where body image is supreme.

The next regional premiere from Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is playwright Katori Hall’s fascinating re-imaging of events on the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The Mountaintop opens on March 19 and our Rick Pender discusses this 2-character Olivier Award winning play with the actors, Gavin Lawrence and Torie Wiggins.

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