Stagecrafters really began in the 1930s and continued into the early 1940s. At the start of World War II, the group ceased production of plays. In 1950, the J.C.C. Board of Directors brought together a group of 50 people to organize activities for young adults. Out of this emerged a theatre group, once again called STAGECRAFTERS. The first play, Goodbye, My Fancy, was produced in April of 1952, and from that time the group grew into a successful theatre organization.
Over the years Stagecrafters has won many Orchid Awards given by ACT Cincinnati and also awards from OCTA (Ohio Community Theatre Association). Our 2013-2014 season was no exception.
Our group is always looking for people to work behind the scenes, whether it be in set construction, public relations, painting, costuming, sound, or any of the other myriad activities that go into making up a total production. The experiences and associations you find in community theatre can be very rewarding. If you are interested in becoming part of our group, please complete the contact form below. It is not necessary that you have experience, just a willingness to help!
We are grateful to our audience for their wonderful support over the years and look forward to continuing this important relationship in the coming years.
We encourage you, your family, friends and neighbors to join us in celebrating our 63rd continuous season!
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All performances will be at the Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road.
Parking is available in the municipal lot on Walnut Street adjacent to the theater. Accessible parking is available in the lot on the south side of the building off Walnut Street.
Presenting our 63rd Continuous Season
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, directed by Dee Dunn
A group of strangers, one of whom is a murderer, is stranded in a boardinghouse during a snowstorm. Into their midst comes a policeman. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present and rattles a lot of skeletons. A superb intrigue from the foremost mystery writer of her time! The Mousetrap is the world's longest running play - now in its 63rd year! (Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.) CAST: Bethany Atchison, Francis Boyle, Tom Durkin, Julie Jordan, Austin Moore, Jeff Nieman, Justin Spencer, & Sarah Spencer.
November 1, 7 & 8 at 8:00 p.m. and November 2 & 9 at 3:00 p.m. 2014.
From Door to Door by James Sherman, directed by Karen Vanover
A heartwarming, bittersweet comedy about three generations of American women. Mary Goodman, a woman of the "greatest generation" is mourning the loss of her husband. Her daughter, Deborah, is encouraging her to end her period of mourning and move on with a new independence. In a series of scenes between Mary, Deborah, and Mary's mother, Bessie, Mary reflects back on her life as a daughter, wife and mother. A trio of actresses plays the three women over the course of sixty-five years. At the end of the play, the three women stand as links in a chain made of faith, love and understanding. (Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.) CAST: Rebecca Coots, Betty Coulter & Rose Vanden Eynden.
March 7, 13 & 14 at 8:00 p.m. and March 8 & 15 at 3:00 p.m. 2015
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, directed by Michael L. Morehead
Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award
Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future-but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended. (Presented through special arrangement with Dramatist's Play Service, Inc.) CAST: Elizabeth Beatty, Kate Brauer-Bell, Michael Gettinger, Russ D. McGee, Amanda Wilson & Liz Wyan.
May 9, 15 & 16 at 8:00 p.m. and May 10 & 17 at 3:00 p.m. 2015
Season Subscriptions Still Available - 2 shows - $25
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Individual show ticket price: $17
Students (must show ID): $12
Groups of 10 or more (paid in advance): $12 Use the contact form for info on ordering group tickets or call 513 288-4613. Tickets are good for any performance.