On Stage in August
(this weekend and next)
Drama, World Premiere:
Writer/director Greg Newberry's new two-act play starts out about four men in their late forties who agreed, while high school friends, to reunite 30 years after graduation for a road trip to the Golden Gate Bridge.
If that tag line has you thinking "buddy-bonding road-trip bromance," think again.
The content is far more complex and rewarding than the wrapper implies.
As an experienced writer, Newberry has a penchant for wry, deceptive twists, and he excels at creating characters who, like peeling back an onion, are revealed a layer at a time.
WHERE & WHEN:
The Corbett Theatre, NKU
Highland Heights KY.
4 performances only, all at 8 pm:
Friday August 06
Saturday August 07
Friday August 13,
Saturday August 14
Music, Live on Stage,
Eat, Drink & Boogie:
It sells out every year, a raucous musical party benefiting the Carnegie Arts Center and featuring roughly 30 area business people who shed their day-time attire to be rockstars at night.
Informal summer party attire is a must.
Included in the price of the ticket is complimentary dinner by Jeff Thomas Catering and Eat Well Catering. A cash bar is provided by The Avenue. Dancing in the aisles is encouraged! Enjoy an outdoor rock concert atmosphere in the air conditioned and intimate confines of the Otto M. Budig Theatre.
WHERE & WHEN:
The Carnegie Arts Center,
1028 Scott Blvd, Covington 41011
Saturday August 07
7 - 11 pm, doors open at 6:30
Fall Film Preview
Save the Dates
Sunday, September 26
For the Love of Movies
Film critics, who needs 'em? This fascinating documentary takes a look at the history of film criticism, the role of reviewers versus critics, print pubs versus Internet, with plenty of film clips and interviews.
Cincinnati's own Larry Thomas and Craig Kopp will be our special guests, discussing the film AND sharing their first-hand experience with the movie business in Southwest Ohio.
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
October 13, 14, & 16
Persian Cats and Fish Tank
Two outstanding films that uniquely convey the transformative and galvanizing power of popular music.
Persian Cats, by the Kurdish director Bahman Gobadi:
From Iran, where rock-n-roll and pop music is illegal, the story of the underground musicians striving for creativity and free expression in defiance of the authoritarian state seeking to deny the universal birthrights of modern youth.
Fish Tank by the Scottish director Andrea Arnold:
To escape life in the projects, 15-year-old Mia practices for a career in hip-hop music. Her dreams are turned upside down when her mum brings home a new boyfriend...
This two-film event, which we are informally calling Ciné Covington, is part of the Covington Full Spectrum Arts Festival and presented in conjunction with the Cincinnati Film Festival.
Sunday, October 24
The American Ruling Class
If you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Tea Party member, Grizzly Bear Mom or something else, chances are you are unhappy with the state of affairs in our country.
Who controls America and what constitutes our ruling class? The American Ruling Class examines our system of meritocracy and the elite class that pulls the strings in our country.
Billed as the world's first "dramatic-documentary-musical," this feature length satire explores a taboo topic: class, power and privilege.
Featuring heavyweights like Robert Altman, James Baker III, Bill Bradley, Walter Cronkite, Pete Seeger, Lawrence Summers and William Howard Taft IV.