A Classic Melodrama Opens TDW Season

The mysterious ‘Woman in White” (Victoria Kirby-Schwarber) appears to her friends (Aaron Ellis and Elizabeth Hickerson) in TDW’s “Egad! The Woman in White”, a hilarious spoof of a Victorian melodrama.

Cheviot, OH – The Drama Workshop’s 2018-19 season will begin with performances of Tim Kelley’s Egad! The Woman in White, a comedic melodrama to be performed August 10-26. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with a special Thursday evening performance on August 23 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will take place at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot, OH 45211. Tickets may be purchased by calling the TDW ticket line at 513-598-8303 or ordering online at www.thedramaworkshop.org.

Egad! The Woman in White by American playwright Tim Kelley is a comedic send up of the classic English Victorian melodrama The Woman in White by Andrew Wilke. The play features both a male and a female villain who conspire to lock a young wife in the madhouse in order to steal her vast fortune. The villain is afraid of only one thing – the mysterious Woman in White – a ghostly figure who seeks him out in order to point an accusing finger at him. Who will win the day – the villains or the virtuous? You’ll find out who while also enjoying period musical performances between the scenes.

The Egad! cast includes Drama Workshop veterans and newcomers under the direction of Marcha Hunley. The cast includes Peggy Allen, Ann Barfels, Victoria Covarrubias, Aaron Ellis, Elizabeth Hickerson, Victoria Kirby-Schwarber, Alan Kootsher, Larry Mills and Joe Ward playing his second villain at TDW. Audiences will also be serenaded by musical acts performed by Gretchen Adams, Stefanie Adams and Kent Smith. Linda Abbott serves as the musical director. The play is produced by Valeria Amburgey, Dennis Murphy and Elaine Volker.

Shows at The Drama Workshop frequently sell out, so making reservations early is strongly recommended. Tickets can be obtained by calling The Drama Workshop’s 24/7 ticket line at 513.598.8303, or by ordering online at www.thedramaworkshop.org. Seating is limited, and purchasing your tickets in advance is strongly encouraged.

THE DRAMA WORKSHOP was founded in 1954. TDW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing education and promotion of the theatrical arts. The Drama Workshop is widely recognized as one of greater Cincinnati’s most accomplished community theater organizations, garnering dozens of awards annually from the Association of Community Theatres of Greater Cincinnati. TDW productions are frequently selected to represent the Southwest Ohio region at the Ohio Community Theatre Association annual conference, including this past season with a production of “Aways…Patsy Cline.” TDW was also honored to represent the state of Ohio at the 2013 and 2017 American Association of Community Theatre regional conferences. The Drama Workshop has been recognized by the Cincinnati Preservation Association for their efforts to rehabilitate the former Glenmore Bowl into The Glenmore Playhouse. Prospective members, and individuals or businesses interested in becoming involved or in helping advance TDW’s mission are encouraged to contact the group through our website at www.thedramaworkshop.org, or by phone at 513-598-8303.

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