MCP Banquet Honored Many

The MCP Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet held on January 12, 2019 was a great success. The Banquet celebrated the accomplishments of the 2018 season when MCP Lived the Dream with six productions and a special fundraising show. The productions included The Fantasticks, Enchanted April, the 2018 Gender Bender RevueRed, White & Tuna, Man of La Mancha, The Foreigner, and Sentimental Journey: A Salute to the USO.

Following a cocktail hour and dinner, the group held its annual meeting to elect the new members of the 2019 Board of Directors.
Click here for the list of those who will serve throughout this year.

Those present then turned their attention to the Awards Ceremony. The evening was filled with recognition. Some of the "awards" honored the humor that filled the year, while many honored the dedication and commitment of the troupe's members. Among the humorous were the Bloody Smurfs given to those who draw blood in the service of their art and the MO-Trin Awards for those who injure themselves without spilling any of their life blood.

Awards for dedication included Magnet Mayhem, the Silver Service Awards, the Most Community Player Awards for each show, the Vice-President's Award, the President's Award, the Jason Holt Technician of the Year Award, the Terry Family Founder Award, the Dallas and Helen Bowyer Award and the Grace Campbell Award.

Throughout the evening, members who were honored with Orchid Award Nominations from ACT Cincinnati and those who received Orchid Awards were acknowledged through a slide show presentation. Another presentation highlighted each of the productions throughout the year with projected photos.

The group once again honored Rebecca McLaughlin as the recipient of one of the coveted awards from ACT Cincinnati, the Roger Grooms Award. The Award is given annually in Roger's memory to a member from an ACT Theatre to honor an individual who has demonstrated dedication to raising the artistic quality of community theater production through active teaching and/or by demonstrating sustained excellence in the categories of directing, acting, choreography, musical or vocal direction. Becca is our resident research guru and has always promoted the need to teach the next generation of theatre members any "how to" that makes them a better contributor to the quality of a production and the growth of the theatre in general. There is no one more deserving! Matt Lisa challenged everyone to get their tickets to this year's ACT Banquet held the third weekend of June to witness Becca present the award to this year's honoree.

There were also 12 winners of door prizes ... superb themed baskets filled with many items chosen by the evening's presenters. And the evening wrapped up with dancing!

For a list of all of the Award Recipients from the Banquet, just click here!

For a listing of all of those who have received nominations or Orchid Awards from ACT Cincinnati, just click here!

"The Visit" Is Opening Show of 2019

They say that money can't buy everything, but the main character of The Visit is out to prove that it CAN buy revenge.

The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt is considered a classical work of German drama. Written and performed originally in 1956, it is a tragicomedy that has gained much appeal internationally. 

The play centers around the wealthiest woman in the world who returns to her hometown of Durren to enact vengeance. She will give the struggling town the money it needs to bring itself out of abject poverty, IF the residents will kill the man who jilted her decades ago. At first the townspeople object, but as the plot unfolds, the cracks begin to form.

Will they actually kill a respected neighbor for the promise of money?

Will some of the townspeople help the victim to escape?

Has the wealthy woman any compassion? Will she listen to reason?

How far will someone go?

Will morality win out or will money talk?

This spellbinding character study keeps the audience engaged as they try to determine what the end result will be.

Thought-provoking and challenging, The Visit is an unlikely source of intrigue.

The Visit is being directed by Alexandra Lisa and produced by Matt Lisa. Jess Bunn is the stage manager for the production. The cast is composed of both long-time MCP members and some new faces that the troupe happily welcomes to the boards at Theatre 42.
Click here for more information about the cast.

The Visit will be performed February 22, 23, 28 and March 1 & 2 at 8:00 PM and February 24 at 2:00 PM at Theatre 42. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students.
You can purchase your tickets right here!


Consider a season ticket. Four shows for $50 for adults or $40 for seniors. It's quite the deal, which will include not only The Visit, but Mamma Mia! in July, Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens in September, and Tuna Does Vegas in November.

So ... Take a R.I.D.E. with MCP in 2019 ... retaliation, infatuation, domination and exclamation!
As we enter into the beginning of this year, let's find out "just what is the cost of retaliation?"

Here's the Cast of "The Visit"

Director Alex Lisa and Producer Matt Lisa are excited to announce the cast of MCP's kick-off show of 2019.

Once again, a mix of those who are long-time members of MCP, folks who have been with us for a few shows, and those who will be performing with the group for the first time will bring the show to life.

Alex is thrilled to have these folks on board for her directorial debut!

The Cast of The Visit will include:

Claire Zachanassian - L. Elise Kaplan
Anton Schill - Michael Easterling
Young Claire - Kayleigh Gleason
Young Anton - Montel Marshal
Burgomaster - Kevin Dunaway
Teacher - Rachel Freund
Policeman - Dan Nieman
Reverend Mother - Sonya Neff
Bonnie - Gail Rudolph
Pedro/Truck Driver - John Hamilton
Koby - Randy King
Loby - Phil Catlin
Frau Schill - Trisha Copper
Son - Jimmy Tobe
Daughter - Alissa Ritze
Painter/Townsman 1 - David Bruening
Doctor/Townswoman - Tess Catlin
Townswoman’s Daughter - Felicity Catlin
Conductor/Townsman 2 - Scott Jarrett
Reporter/Townsman 3 - Scott Freund
Athlete/Townsman 4 - Andrew McKee
Panther - Isabella Lisa

The Visit
will be performed February 22, 23, 28 and March 1 & 2 at 8:00 PM and February 24 at 2:00 PM at Theatre 42.

Season Tickets Make Sense

For just $50 for adults or $40 for seniors,
you can see four incredible MCP shows
throughout this year
as you Take a R.I.D.E with MCP in 2019 ...
Retaliation ...
Infatuation ...
Domination ...

Find out the cost of Retaliation
when you come discover the intricacies of ...
The Visit.

Come share all of the sweetness of Infatuation
when you bask in the glow of the popular ABBA vehicle ...
Mamma Mia!

See if the little kittens can save us all from world Domination
when you experience the delightful ...
Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens.

And help us put the Exclamation point on the popular Tuna series
when you join us for the final installment of our visits to Tuna, Texas ...
Tuna Does Vegas.

The ticket site will permit you to choose a general performance for
each of the four shows (first Saturday or Sunday matinee, for example).
If you need to change that performance as you draw closer to
a show, that's no problem for us.
We will exchange your ticket for you.
Just e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or leave a message at 513.398.7804.
Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Season Ticket holders have reserved seating for every production.

Click here to be taken directly to the ticket site.