The past year has been incredibly challenging for arts organizations and especially theaters. But as has always been the case, the arts endure, adapt and thrive. We’re thrilled that we can welcome you back into our theater this season and we’re continually monitoring the changing health landscape so we can do so safely.
In keeping with our policy of putting safety first and also responding to national and local health and safety guidelines, Falcon will no longer require vaccination or negative Covid tests of our patrons. We are also no longer requiring masks although they are still welcome and encouraged. Please read through all our health and safety guidelines here for full details. We will be keeping this page updated with all the latest changes so check back before coming to the theater to ensure you understand the current safety guidelines.
Monstermania by Barrett Lindsay-Steiner
Here’s a first for Falcon Theater – a Halloween show for kids! A children’s theatre musical comedy with a cast of characters including three witches who hate to clean, two vampires who like to bake, Little Red Riding Hood all grown up, her Granny (a high-powered real estate broker),a teenage werewolf pizza delivery guy, and a Frankenstein-like monster who wants to be a famous rap star. Lively songs and action sure to please kids and adults alike! Bring the family and feel free to wear your costume!
Note: The Sunday, October 30th, 2:00 PM performance will be ASL Interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Bourbon At The Border – Regional Premiere!
With support from a grant by the PNC Charitable Trust, Falcon Theatre brings Bourbon at the Border by distinguished playwright Pearl Cleage (Blues for an Alabama Sky, A Song for Coretta) to the stage for a special, limited engagement.
When May and Charlie joined hundreds of other Americans who went to Mississippi in the summer of 1964 for a massive voter registration drive, they had no idea their lives were about to change forever. As students at Howard University, their campus activism had been met with calls to their parents and threats of expulsion. The stakes in Mississippi were a lot higher. White supremacists, outraged at the challenge to their segregated way of life, responded with violence that left three civil rights workers dead and many wounded. Soon after, President Johnson deployed thousands of American soldiers to fight the Vietnam War. Four decades later, their heroic fight for racial justice and freedom still haunt them as they struggle to make sense of their lives and look for hope in their future.
Cincinnati audiences won’t want to miss what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls a “…surprisingly heartbreaking, tingling story of the ghosts of a Mississippi summer…” directed by Piper N. Davis. Bourbon on the Border features an extraordinary cast of audience favorites, including Torie Wiggins, Dathan Hooper, Kendra Jefferies, and James Christian, Jr.
Performances are August 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8:00 PM EST and August 7 and 14 at 2:00 PM EST. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students with valid ID.
Falcon’s 2022-2023 Season Announced!
Plays Focused on Strength, Resilience and the Endurance of the Human Spirit
The U.S. regional premiere of The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Lauren Gunderson (Silent Sky, The Revolutionists) revels in the strength of female friendship between two fearless scientists during the heights and depths of their careers.
The Half-Life of Marie Curie tells the story of Marie Curie, who won the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of the elements radium and polonium. Within a year of her scientific triumph, she was the object of ruthless gossip over an alleged affair with a married Frenchman, all but erasing her achievements from public memory. Weakened and demoralized by an unrelenting and unforgiving press, Marie joins her friend and colleague Hertha Ayrton, an electromechanical engineer and suffragette, to recover from the scandal at Hertha’s seaside retreat on the British coast, Their journey to persevere and heal reveals the strength that can be found in others.
Following a celebrated revival on Broadway, Falcon presents ground-breaking drama Betrayal by Harold Pinter (The Dumb Waiter, Moonlight). Betrayal is a presentation of human resilience as its’ three characters navigate the aftermath of their lives following the end of a tumultuous love triangle.
The play begins in the present, with the meeting of Emma and Jerry, whose adulterous affair of seven years has long since ended. Emma’s marriage to Robert, Jerry’s best friend, is now ending and she needs someone in whom to confide. Their reminiscences reveal that Robert knew of their affair all along and, to Jerry’s dismay, regarded it with total nonchalance. In a series of contiguous scenes, the play moves backward in time, from the end of the affair to its beginning, throwing into relief the little lies and oblique remarks that reveal more than direct statements or actions ever could.
Human strength takes center stage in Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe, a heart-wrenching yet humorous play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.
You’re six years old. Mom’s in hospital and Dad says it’s because she’s “done something stupid”. She finds it hard to be happy. So, you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world – everything that makes life worth living. In this acclaimed show, a young boy attempts to cure his mother’s depression by creating a list of the best things in the world. The list grows as he progresses from childhood (ice cream) and adolescence (Star Trek), to college (surprises) and marriage (falling in love). But, when life deals a bitter blow, the list proves to be helpful to the son in ways that it could never be for the mother.
The Lifespan of a Fact is based on the stirring true story of John d’Agata’s essay, “What Happens There,” about the Las Vegas suicide of teenager Levi Presley. Written by a trio of playwrights (Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell), this contemporary drama is propelled by human resilience and determination for truth.
What starts professional quickly becomes profane in this fast-paced play that hurtles through a few crucial days in the lives of writer, fact-checker, and editor as opposing ideologies collide in a battle of highly intellectual combatants. The clock races as the three characters debate facts, artistic license, and the need to tell a good story as the decision looms whether to publish against an approaching Monday morning deadline that could make or break their struggling magazine – and their careers.
Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage (Blues for an Alabama Sky, A Song for Coretta) explores the strength and endurance of four African-American women who overcame tremendous odds to make a place for themselves in post-Civil War America.
Set in 1898, Flyin’ West is the story of pioneers of color who took advantage of The Homestead Act, leaving their homes and heading West to build new lives for themselves and their families in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas. Throughout their journey, their sisterhood is challenged in unexpected ways as they face harsh conditions, racism, sexism, and domestic violence. Flyin’ West is a reflection upon how individuals, families, and communities survive together.
Ted J. Weil, Producing Artistic Director, says, “In this poignant time of reflection and rebirth, we wanted to present a variety of stories that highlight the strength, resilience and endurance of the human spirit. The plays we’ve chosen to present do that through many lenses, all with the goal of our audience finding themselves in each compelling story. We are very excited to present a powerful, thrilling and life-affirming season of theatre.”
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Check out our One Word Project video! We asked our fans to describe Falcon Theater in one word…here’s what we were able to build from the responses:
Huge thank you to Pretty Lights and Odesza for letting us use their awesome music to underscore this video and to Jordan Schoster for his mad video and creative skills to come up with this piece.