Skivvies Star Nick Cearley Reprises Buyer & Cellar

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Actor-musician Nick Cearley, one half of the stripped-down musical duo The Skivvies, will reprise his performance in Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar, which begins performances Oct. 13 at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.

Nick Cearley
Nick Cearley

The solo play, acclaimed by critics when it premiered Off-Broadway in 2013, centers on an out-of-work actor who winds up finding a job working in Barbra Streisand's basement. The role was originated Off-Broadway by Michael Urie.

ETC producing artistic director D. Lynn Meyers directs the production that runs through Nov. 1.

Here's how it's billed: "What's a renowned diva to do with decades of memories? And where to put the acres of memorabilia bursting the seams of her lavish Malibu estate? If you’re Barbra Streisand, you enshrine them in a mini-mall in your basement where you can pretend to go shopping! Out-of-work actor Alex More can't pass up an offer to play shopkeeper for one tough customer who doesn’t let anyone rain on her parade. Soon it begins to take a toll on his patience, his love life, and his view of people (who need people)."

Cearley's credits also include PageantAll Shook Up, Next to Normal, ...And Then I Wrote a Song About ItThe Rocky Horror Show and A Midsummer Night's Dream Off-Broadway for Masterworks Classic Theatre Company.

The production team includes Brian C. Mehring (scenic and lighting designer), Jack Murphy (technical director), Matthew Hollstegge (production Manager and master electrician), Shannon Rae Lutz (properties master and design assistant), Matt Callahan (sound designer) and Reba Senske (costume designer). Production stage manager is Brandon T. Holmes. Assistant stage manager is Elizabeth Freyman.

Visit ensemblecincinnati.org.

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