TDW’s UNNECESSARY FARCE Sets Opening Weekend Record

Officer Eric Sheridan is stunned to find his girlfriend and a Town Hall security guard in The Drama Workshop’s UNNECESSARY FARCE” (left to right, Glenn Schaich, Meagan Blash, Chris Bishop. Mikki Schaffner image)

(Cheviot, OH) The Drama Workshop’s production of the hysterical comedy, UNNECESSARY FARCE, broke opening weekend attendance records at The Glenmore Playhouse opening weekend, including a sell-out house opening night.

The fast-paced action takes place in an economy motel. In one room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant. In the room next door, two undercover cops are supposed to catch the meeting on videotape. But when the sting goes sideways, and the town’s Scottish mafia gets involved, all bets are off. UNNECESSARY FARCE is filled with doors slamming, clothes flying, and bagpipes bleating, all of which adds up to an over-the-top tale of mix-ups and mayhem that’s laugh out loud funny from start to finish.

Audiences at a Thursday preview were generous with their praise. “A quick two hours, with a standout performance from Ashley Boehm,” said Mike Morehead of Price Hill. Alan Kootsher, a Cincinnati resident, agreed, “A great ensemble, and excellent direction. Kudos to all.”

UNNECESSARY FARCE continues through March 13 at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave in Cheviot. The show offers Friday and Saturday evening performances beginning at 8:00 pm, and Sunday matinees starting at 2 pm. This door-slamming farce is a sure-fire way to chase away those winter blues.

Tickets for UNNECESSARY FARCE are $16 each when ordered in advance, or $17 at the door. Shows at TDW frequently sell out, so advance reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets may be ordered by phoning the TDW 24/7 ticket line at 513.598.8303, or by ordering online through the TDW website at www.thedramaworkshop.org.

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. In 2015, they were the most-recognized group in the greater Cincinnati area for theatrical excellence.

TDW productions are frequently been selected to represent the Southwest Ohio region at the Ohio Community Theatre Association annual conference. TDW was also honored to represent the state of Ohio at the 2013 American Association of Community Theatre regional conference in Hartford, Wisconsin. The Drama Workshop has been recognized 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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