Running Sept. 2-20, D. Lynn Meyers will direct a cast that features Warner as musicologist Katherine Brandt, Parlato as Beethoven and Grahame as Clara Brandt. Additional casting includes Dale Hodges as Dr. Gertrude Landenburger, Drew Fracher as Anton Schindler, Alan Kendall as Anton Diabelli and Ryan Wesley Gilreath as Mike Clark.
33 Variations follows Dr. Clara Brandt, a musicologist battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease), whose lifelong passion for music finds her in a race against time to uncover the mysteries of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. Jane Fonda starred in the recent Broadway engagement.
ETC has also announced that it will partake in a special presentation of Kaufman's Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, the epilogue to the acclaimed 2000 Tectonic Theater Project docudrama. Over 100 regional theatres are expected to participate in the nationwide event that commemorates the brutal 1998 murder of gay student Matthew Shepard.
Additional programming for the ETC 2009-2010 season includes Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone, directed by Michael Haney (Oct. 7-25); the musical Sleeping Beauty, featuring a book by Joseph McDonough, music and lyrics by David Kisor and direction of D. Lynn Meyers (Dec. 2-Jan. 3, 2010); Aaron Posner's adaptation of Chaim Potok's My Name Is Asher Liev (Jan. 27-Feb. 14, 2010); Steven Dietz's comedy Becky's New Car (March 10-28, 2010); and Roger Bean's Off-Broadway musical The Marvelous Wonderettes, featuring the hits of the 50's and 60s (April 21-May, 9 2010).
For tickets phone (513) 421-3555 or visit CincyETC. The Cincinnati Ensemble Theatre is located at 1127 Vine Street in Cincinnati, OH.