After a successful run of Hands On A Hardbody, exciting news has come up; Emily has been cast in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's next show, An Iliad! This one-man show is adapted from Homer's epic and tells the story of the Trojan War while simultaneously reflecting on war itself: what causes it, what it means, and what it says about human nature. In this production, Emily will play the Muse, whose presence appears onstage to assist the Poet, portrayed by acclaimed local actor Bruce Cromer, when he needs help telling the story. Emily's fellow acting intern, Deirdre Manning, will be portraying the Chorus as well. Emily could not be more ecstatic to have the honor of being cast in a show at ETC, and she can't wait to learn everything she can working with artists like Mr. Cromer and director Michael Evan Haney. Performances begin October 14 and last until November 2. Don't forget to visit ETC's website to learn more about the show and buy tickets!
Tonight was opening night for the first show Emily has worked on at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, the musical Hands On A Hardbody! Emily is currently supporting the cast and creative team by working on wardrobe crew, as well as observing rehearsals and learning from the actors and director, D. Lynn Meyers. Hands On A Hardbody is a rocking new musical based on the documentary of the same name, and it is receiving its regional premiere at ETC. In the show, ten Texans try to win a truck by keeping one hand on it for as long as possible; the last one to fall off gets to take it home. The truck means different things to each contestant - freedom, power, glory, a job, a future. But as they drop off, the players must discover what it is they really want, and how to go about achieving their dreams without a symbol. Ultimately, it's a story about finding the things and people you love and spending your life working hard to hold onto them.
The show runs through September 21! If you are in the Cincinnati area, make sure to get tickets at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati!