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 2014-2015 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 64th continuous season!
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All performances will be at the Sharonville Cultural 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 64th Continuous Season
Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson, directed by Michael L. Morehead
Winner of both the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as best play of the season. TALLEY'S FOLLY deals with the courtship of the young Sally Talley and her Jewish suitor, Matt Friedman. The scene is the ornate, deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon, Missouri in 1944. "...Mr. Wilson is one of our most gifted playwrights, a dramatist who deals perceptively with definably American themes...he introduces us to two wonderful people, humanizing and warming them with the radiance of his abundant talent. TALLEY'S FOLLY is a play to savor and cheer." - NY Times. The cast features Elizabeth Beatty and Darren Lee. (Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)
November 7, 13 & 14 at 8:00 p.m. and November 8 & 15 at 3:00 p.m. 2015.
Vanities by Jack Heifner, directed by Karen Vanover
One of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history, VANITIES is a bittersweet comedy that is an astute, snapshot sharp chronicle of the lives of three Texas girls. In 1963, Joanne, Kathy and Mary are aggressively vivacious cheerleaders. Five years later in their college sorority house, they are confronting their futures with nervous jauntiness. In 1974, they reunite briefly in New York. Their lives have diverged and their friendship, which once thrived on assumption as well coordinated as sweater sets, is strained and ambiguous. "Unnervingly funny...Fast moving, sneakily stinging dialogue." - Newsweek. The cast features Stefani Wolkoff, Mandy Goodwin and Sharon Cardona.
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.)
April 2, 8 & 9 at 8:00 p.m. and April 3 & 10 at 3:00 p.m. 2016
Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, directed by Michael L. Morehead
TIME STANDS STILL focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. "Mr. Margulies is gifted at creating complex characters through wholly natural interaction, allowing the emotional layers, the long histories, the hidden kernels of conflict to emerge organically. Throughout, his dialogue crackles with bright wit and intelligence. Although TIME STANDS STILL is deceptively modest, consisting of a handful of conversations among just four characters, the range of feeling it explores is wide and deep." - NY Times. The cast features Peggy Allen as Sarah, Glenn Schaich as James, Ray Lebowski as Richard and Jennifer Fisher
as Mandy. (Presented through special arrangement with Dramatist's Play Service, Inc.)
May 7, 13 & 14 at 8:00 p.m. and May 8 & 15 at 3:00 p.m. 2016
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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 513 909-6918. Tickets are good for any performance.