For it's 76th season the Mariemont Players is going for the laughs with an all-comedy line-up in 2012-13:
"The Fox on the Fairway, by Ken Ludwig and directed by Ginny Weil. Sept. 7-23. A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, "The Fox On the Fairway" takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics.
"West Moon Street," by Rob Urbinati and directed by Jef Brown. Nov. 2-18, Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy – just down from Oxford and engaged to be married – when a mysterious palm reader predicts that he will commit a murder. A proper English gentleman, Arthur believes it is his Duty to get this killing business over with before he marries. But his education has not provided him with the required skills, and a hilarious series of mishaps ensues as he sets about finding a victim.
"Moonlight and Magnolias," by Ron Hutchinson and directed by Dee Anne Bryll. Jan. 11-27, David O. Selznick, famed Hollywood producer, has a problem. He’s three weeks into shooting his latest historical epic, Gone with the Wind, but the script just isn’t working. His solution? Fire the director, pull Victor Fleming off "The Wizard of Oz," and lock himself, Fleming, and script doctor Ben Hecht in his office for five days until
they have a screenplay. With only peanuts and bananas to sustain them, they work through and act out Margaret Mitchell’s bestseller and in the process make movie history.
"Red, White and Tuna," by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard and directed by Norma Niinemets. March 8-24. The much anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town. Along with Tuna's perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.
"Chapter Two," by Neil Simon and directed by Charlie Sampson. May 10-26, 2013. George is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again after the death of his first wife. After a series of bad matches, he comes up with Jennie and she’s a keeper. Their bumpy relationship, at times funny, at others poignant, is partly based on Neil Simon’s own experience.
"Blue Moon Dancing," by Ed Graczyk and directed by Ed Cohen. July 12-28, 2013. In a small West Texas town the Blue Moon honky-tonk is the place where lonely gals hang out in the daytime, swigging Lone Stars and jabbering at each other about every little ol’ thang, sharing dreams and sad stories. A Cincinnati premiere by Ohioan Ed Graczyk (A Murder of Crows and Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean).
Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays except the third Sunday when it's at 2 p.m. There's also a 2 p.m. matinee on the second Sunday.
There is a preview performance on the Thursday evening before each Friday opening.
Full season tickets are $90; Sept. – May five show tickets are $75. Shipping & handling is $3 per order.
Reserved Seat single tickets are $17 each, except for the preview performances, when tickets are $10 each for non-reserved seats.
For more information or to order season or single tickets, call Betsy at the Mariemont Players ticket line, 513-684-1236.