New Edgecliff Theatre Announces Their 'Twisted' 12th Season, Including EQUUS And CYRANO

New Edgecliff Theatre has announced their twelfth season - and it's "Twisted". Aiming as always to both entertain and provoke, the NET 2009-10 season includes Peter Shaffer's award-winning Equus and a world premiere of an original production based on the classic play Cyrano. New Edgecliff also brings back two favorites: the Halloween "Sweet Suspense" radio theatre fundraiser, and the holiday treat, The Santaland Diaries. "This season we'll take a look at the world through a hall of broken mirrors, where things are seldom what they seem," says Artistic Director Greg Procaccino. "Very often, it's a slightly twisted perspective that truly opens our eyes."

In October, the season opens with the modern classic Equus, by Peter Shaffer. Winner of both the Drama Desk Award and Tony Award for Best Play in 1975, the show again thrilled audiences with its recent Broadway revival in 2007. This psychological detective story follows Dr. Martin Dysart as he attempts to discover the underlying motives of a vicious crime by a teenage boy. New Edgecliff brings in Alan Patrick Kenny (former Artistic Director at New Stage Collective) to direct.


Also in October, New Edgecliff Theatre presents the third annual "Sweet Suspense" Halloween fundraiser event, this year paying homage to Rod Serling with imaginative retellings of two of his most famous Twilight Zone tales. Live and for one night only, this unique theatrical experience takes audiences back to the Golden Age of radio, when the listener's imagination could run wild. Included in the ticket price is a sampling of desserts from excellent Cincinnati restaurants.

In December, the deliciously irreverent tales by David Sedaris are back on the New Edgecliff stage. The outlandish Crumpet the Christmas Elf and unhinged Jocelyn Dunbar take to the stage to tell their tales of Christmas angst and holiday meltdowns. With its biting wit and devilish charm, The Santaland Diaries offers a hilariously spicy alternative to all the sugary sweets of the holiday season.

New Edgecliff's season concludes in April with a world premiere. Based on the classic tale by Edmond Rostand, Cyrano [Rehearsed] is an original work created in collaboration with directors, actors and other theatrical artists. Directed by Artistic Director Greg Procaccino, the show allows the audience to be flies on the wall during a rehearsal for Cyrano De Bergerac... but when a slight change of plans occurs, it throws everyone (maybe even the audience) for a loop!

The company returns to the eclectic Columbia Performance Center (3900 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum). Single-show tickets and season subscriptions are available online at www.newedgecliff.com or by calling the box office at 888.588.0137.


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