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April 2018 Limelight Review

VOLUNTEER! Mariemont Players is looking for a volunteer to write and edit the monthly Limelight Review membership news letter. If you are interested in this position (starting June 1, 2018) contact Business VP, Art Kibby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. BOARD NEWS The Mariemont Players Board has nominated the following members as candidates for the following ACT and OCTA Awards to be given at the annual ACT/OCTA Fest in June. ART ROUSE -  NancyAnn and Tom Storey MARIO PITACCO -  Art Kibby ROGER GROOMS -  Tom Peters OCTA ANNUAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD -  Dan Maloney MPI JOINS THE 21ST CENTURY LIGHTING ERA   |   Art Kibby and Tom Peters After struggling with our woefully outdated lighting patch bay and dimmer system for several seasons, the Board has decided to purchase and install a brand new system. The old patch bay that was purchased second-hand in 1990, will be replaced with a fan-cooled tower rack enclosure containing 9 “Smart Packs” with all the current 106 circuits connected. This is a DMX system, so the DMX to AMX converter will no longer be needed. The new system will be directly compatible with our recently installed dimmer control board, and any circuit can be “softpatched” by the lighting...
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March 2018 Limelight Review

The Slate Is Approved for the 2018-2019 MPI Board by Michael Sauer Here is the proposed slate, approved by the board on 2/3/18: President - Steve Winslow (1 year term) Treasurer - Arny Stoller (1 year term) Secretary - Karen Zaugg (1 year term) Jr. VP Business - Pat Kramer (2 year term) Jr. VP Production - Tom Peters (2 year term) Members at Large - Michael Sauer (1 year term) Linda Callahan (1 year term) Maris Ryan (2 year term) Brieanne Sheehan (2 year term) The following members are serving the second year of their 2-year terms: Sr. VP Business - Art Kibby Sr. VP Production - Dan Maloney Member at Large - Nancy Ann Storey In addition, the board approved President Steve Winslow's appointment of Linda Callahan to fill the ending June 30, 2018 Thank you to the nominating committee members: Art Kibby and Steve Winslow. The Annual Election will be held at the April Membership Meeting onSaturday, April 15, 2018 Mariemont Announces July Show for the 2018-2019 Season by Tom Peters It is going to be 1959 all over again! The 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Directed by Tom Peters Choreographed by Jackie Miesle Assistant Direction/Stage Management by...
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February 2018 Limelight Review

Norma Niinemets. Editor Art Kibby, Distribution Mariemont Players Cast Announcement for The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham Mariemont Players and director Dan Maloney are pleased to announce the cast of our May production, The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham: Gunner – Harold Murphy Peg – Barbara Karol Jack – Michael Ireland Synopsis In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and son. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding - before the tide goes out. The Outgoing Tide runs May 11th-27th. To order tickets, call Betsy at 513-684-1236 OR order online at www.mariemontplayers.com. All seats are reserved and $20 each. January Play Reading Report – Anna Nixon Our choice this month was a 1983 comedy “Squabbles” by Marshall Karp. We found it hilarious and more than enjoyable. The interplay of the characters is very well written, especially between the rambunctious father-in-law who needs a good argument daily and the young pregnant wife’s mother who is equally difficult. The end is a pleasant surprise as all good comedies should be, of course! Thank you to readers who...
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