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CURRENT SEASON

PRESENTING OUR 2019 Summer Season:

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

by

Anne Washburn

Performances will be:

July 5th through 7th, 2019

July 12th through 14th, 2019

All performances will take place at The Carnegie located at 1028 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011

Synopsis

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play is Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy which propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created. A paean to live theater, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by

Steven Sater

Music by

Duncan Sheik

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Performances will be:

July 19th through 21st, 2019

July 26th through 28th, 2019

All performances will take place at Highlands High School located at 2400 Memorial Pkwy, Fort Thomas, KY 41075

Synopsis

Spring Awakening is set in Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body and wonders aloud where babies come from... until Mama tells her to shut it and put on a proper dress. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy, Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can't concentrate on anything... not that the Headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson. One afternoon, in a private place in the woods, Melchior and Wendla meet by accident and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they've ever felt. As they fumble their way into one another's arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school. When even his one adult friend, Melchior's mother, ignores his plea for help, he is left so distraught that he can't hear the promise of life offered by his outcast friend, Ilse. Naturally, the Headmasters waste no time in pinning the "crime" of Moritz's suicide on Melchior to expel him. And soon, Mama learns that her little Wendla is pregnant. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.

 

*NOTE: SPRING AWAKENING DEALS WITH STRONG LANGUAGE AND MATURE SITUATIONS.

 

SOME MATERIAL MAY BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13. PARENTS ARE URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS. SOME MATERIAL MAY BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR PRE-TEENAGERS.