Welcome to our 2009-2010 Season! 2009 marks Falcon’s 20th anniversary season and we’re excited to be celebrating this anniversary with our audiences. This season will be a season of looking back at how far we’ve come, how much we’ve grown and all the wonderful theatre we’ve been privileged to bring to you over the last 20 years.
Our season starts with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). This show was a real highlight for Falcon. We produced this show in 1999 so it marks the half way point of our journey so far. Falcon was the first non-equity theater to produce this show in the Greater Cincinnati area. Since then it has been produced by dozens of theater and has become one of the most popular shows in the United States.
We then move on to a revival of last season’s holiday favorite, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Drama. We were privileged to work directly with the playwright to bring this new version of a beloved classic to the stage last season. I was a huge hit and this year there are some new adaptations added to the script that will delight audiences. We believe that this unique staging of a holiday classic will quickly become a tradition at Falcon and we’re excited to present it again this year.
In February Falcon will reach all the way back to the very beginning to bring you a complete re-staging of Beyond Therapy…our very first production. Christopher Durang’s absurdist comedy helped define Falcon as a theater that takes risks, challenges our audiences and our actors and often brings premiere performances to the Greater Cincinnati area. We are especially fortunate to be able to re-imagine this play with almost the entire original cast. This is definitely one to see!
Spring is for musicals and we’re bringing back one of the most popular musicals Falcon has ever staged: Gilligan’s Island: The Musical. Another area premiere, this was our first show in our current home at the Monmouth Theatre. It was an enormous success and helped define Falcon as a new, powerful voice in Northern Kentucky.
Finally, we conclude our season in June with a play from our 1997 season, Down The Road. Lee Blessing’s powerful drama about two writers who spend time interviewing a serial killer for their book was one of our most critically acclaimed works. Part of our Fourth Wall series, Down The Road is a perfect match for the series of smaller productions that focus on the work of the actor with the script.
As we look back and reflect on the past 20 years, it’s hard to believe it’s gone so fast. We’ve been fortunate to bring some amazing plays to our audiences and we’ve become one of the area’s favorite venues for actors and artists along the way. We’re already looking forward to the next 20 years, but before we get ahead of ourselves, please join us all season long as we celebrate 20 amazing years of Falcon Theatre!