Photo Flash: First Look at the Rolling World Premiere of THE ARSONISTS at Know Theatre

Know Theatre's landmark 20th Anniversary Season continues this month with a beautiful father/daughter story of heartbreak and redemption, THE ARSONISTS. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Bringing this vision to life are two actors new to the Know MainStage, but not to stages around the region! Fans of Know's in-house improv comedy team OTRimprov will recognize proud Northern Kentucky University Theatre alum Erin Ward from their ranks!

Erin spent the 2015-2016 season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as an Acting Intern, and has been seen on the Know's Underground stage and in the Cincinnati Fringe Festival for several years. Now, she makes her MainStage debut with this powerful and unexpected mythic drama.

Veteran regional actor Jim Stark joins us from Madison, Indiana, where he serves in the theatre faculty of Hanover College. Jim is new to Cincinnati stages, but has been seen previously at Actors' Theatre of Louisville, Riverrun Theatre, South Carolina Rep, and Indiana Repertory Theatre.

Jacqueline Goldfinger has crafted a cathartic tale of the intensity of love and the power of connection - threaded together with unforgettable classic American melodies - that is a powerful reminder of our duty to each other and our own hearts in troubled times.

M & H are a father/daughter arson team - the very best at what they do. But after a job goes bad, M must wrestle between her desire to keep her family whole and her duty to put her father's spirit at rest. Will she lose the last connection she has to her past? Or will she lose herself in the process?

Set deep in the swamps of Florida, this Southern Gothic fable explores the relationship between parent and child in that small space between death and life, the last breath before the awakening.

Featuring haunting melodies from the folk and Americana tradition, this play with music is loosely inspired by the Greek tragic myth of Electra, and its power and poetry will leave you breathless.

The Arsonists is the second stop on a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. To create a Rolling World Premiere, a minimum of three theatres around the country commit to distinct productions of a new play within 12 months.

The Arsonists debuted earlier in 2017 at Azuka Playhouse in Philadelphia, and now Know Theatre takes the reigns with an all-new production, to be followed by productions in Anchorage, Alaska and Sacramento, California in 2018.

The Arsonists runs tonight, September 22, through October 14, only on the Know MainStage, located at 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Tickets: $25 regular Price; $15 Rush tickets at the door 10 minutes prior to curtain (when available). Tickets can be purchased by visiting knowtheatre.com or calling 513.300.5669 (KNOW).

Photo Credit: Dan R. Winters Photography

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Photo Flash: First Look at the Rolling World Premiere of THE ARSONISTS at Know Theatre
Erin Ward as M and Jim Stark as H

Photo Flash: First Look at the Rolling World Premiere of THE ARSONISTS at Know Theatre
Erin Ward as M

Photo Flash: First Look at the Rolling World Premiere of THE ARSONISTS at Know Theatre
Erin Ward as M and Jim Stark as H

Photo Flash: First Look at the Rolling World Premiere of THE ARSONISTS at Know Theatre
Erin Ward as M and Jim Stark as H

Photo Flash: First Look at the Rolling World Premiere of THE ARSONISTS at Know Theatre
Jim Stark as H and Erin Ward as M

Photo Flash: First Look at the Rolling World Premiere of THE ARSONISTS at Know Theatre

Erin Ward as M and Jim Stark as H


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