Queen City Flash to Present THE COMPLETE TOM: 1. ADVENTURES, 8/20-28

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Queen City Flash to Present THE COMPLETE TOM: 1. ADVENTURES, 8/20-28

Queen City Flash, a new Flash Mob-style theater company, debuts with THE COMPLETE TOM: 1. ADVENTURES, based on the works of Mark Twain and adapted by Trey Tatum, Aug. 20 through 28, 2014. Directed by Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellow Bridget Leak, this production is funded by the City of Cincinnati.

An expanded look at the works of Mark Twain, THE COMPLETE TOM combines all his writings on Tom Sawyer, including his famed novels, little known sequels, cut chapters, personal correspondence and autobiographical materials. The four installments (1. ADVENTURES, 2. HUCKLEBERRY, 3. ABROAD and 4. DETECTIVE) take us further into Tom and Huck's journey from being boys of the leading White Society and show us a glimpse of the men they will become.

The show features an ensemble of local actors, including Travis Black, Brandon Holcomb, Sam Rueff, Erin Ward and Tara Williams. The design team includes Trey Tatum (set designer), Tara Williams (costume designer) and Sara Leah Miller (puppet designer).

For Flash Mob-style Performances, tickets can be reserved based on the date and time of your choice. At 4:00 p.m. the day of the show, an email will be sent with a map and parking instructions to the secret location. Tickets can be reserved for both Flash Mob-style and full-disclosure Community Center Performances at www.QueenCityFlash.com. Tickets are free to the public and funded by the City of Cincinnati through the Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowships Program.

Flash Mob-style Performances are Wed., Aug. 20 at 8:00 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 22 at 8:00 p.m.; Sat. Aug. 23 at 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8:00 p.m. Community Center Performances are Thurs., Aug. 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Westwood Town Hall and Wed., Aug. 27 at 8:00 p.m. at Assumption Gallery in Walnut Hills. Details and accessibility information for each performance can be found at www.QueenCityFlash.com.

The Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowships Program is a competitive endeavor and affirms the City's desire to encourage the creation of works of art in the City. Goals of the program are to celebrate contributions Cincinnati artists make to the city and to enrich quality of life for Cincinnatians by encouraging artists and arts/cultural organizations to provide a broad spectrum of cultural experiences.

Queen City Flash is a new theater company dedicated to open access to the arts and expanding audiences' sense of theatricality by untethering the arts from physical space, prohibitive costs and traditional notions. Through flash mob-style theater, artists and communities combine to transform environments and unite over stories, picnics and sunsets.

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