Oliver Twist at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

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I recently attend the Regional Premiere of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

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I honestly didnt’t remember much about the storyline prior to the show except for a scene where an orphan asked for more food.

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Here is a little more about “Oliver Twist.”

Audiences will re-experience the harrowing adventures of the orphan boy who dared to ask for “some more”. The regional premiere of this riveting new stage adaptation uses a large cast to create the sights, sounds, songs and spirit of Dickens’ London, as well as a rogue’s gallery of literature’s most infamous ne’er-do-wells: the devious Fagin (Jeremy Dubin), the crafty Artful Dodger (Sara Clark), and the murderous Bill Sikes (Jim Hopkins). CSC kicks off its Twentieth Anniversary Season with this unforgettable journey through the seamy side of Victorian England, seen through the eyes of a child.

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The cast did a great job of bringing a lot of interesting characters to life.

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The storyline really makes you feel empathy for orphans and showcases moments of humanity that bring out the best and worst in the characters who are connected to Oliver in some way. 

 

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Don’t miss out! You can still see a performance of  “Oliver Twist.” 

 

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Performances of “Oliver Twist” are scheduled from September 6-29, 2013 on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Performance Schedule

Thursday September 12th at 7:30 pm

Friday September 13th at 7:30 pm

Saturday September 14th at 7:30 pm

Sunday September 15th at 2:00 pm

Thursday September 19th at 7:30 pm

Friday September 20th at 7:30 pm

Saturday September 21st at 7:30 pm

Sunday September 22nd at 2:00 pm

Thursday September 26th at 7:30 pm

Friday September 27th at 7:30 pm

Saturday September 28th at 7:30 pm

Sunday September 29th at 2:00 pm (Closing)

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Single ticket prices

$22-$31 on Thursdays and Sundays

$26-$35 on Fridays and Saturdays.

If available, $14 student rush tickets may be purchased 30 minutes before a show with a valid student ID.

Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups as well as Enjoy the Arts and AAA members.  To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273) ext. 1, or go online at www.cincyshakes.com.

 

The theater is located at 719 Race Street, downtown Cincinnati, two blocks west of the Aronoff Center.

 

**photo credit for all images in this post goes to Jeanna Vella.

 

Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

The 39 Steps ~ A play that will have you laughing all night

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I recently attended a blogger event where I got to preview the play “The 39 Steps” at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for a blogger event. “The 39 Steps” is adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock.

I was not familar with the play, but was pleasantly surprised by how funny it was! I mean BIG SMILES and LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY!!!!!

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