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Redford's Rules, Tues. Sept. 10th, 7:30 p.m. CPI's New Voices

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Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI) launches its 2013-2014 New Voices Season of Staged Readings.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 7:30 PM

Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fifth Third Bank Theater.
Corner of Main and Seventh Streets.

Tickets are only $8

Reservations may be made in advance at Aronoff Center Box Office,

or by calling 513-621-2787 at normal work hours,

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"Redford's Rules" Written Doug Decatur & Joe E. Bobbitt and directed by Jim Waldfogle

Steve is struggling with dating. His buddies’ conflicting ideas are more humorous than helpful. As a possible solution, Steve has invited their old college Professor to poker night. “Redford’s Rules” is a collection of good laughs and perhaps some thought provoking wisdom.


Andrew Hensley [STEVE], Ric Young [GREG ("DOC")], Vernon Burns [JOE], Pat Hopkins [AUSTIN], Tyler Boothe [DOUG], Adrianne Underhill [AUNT CLARA / CAITLIN], Jodi Dunavan [NANCY / TINA], Tisha Boone [JULIE / MARCY / TELLER], Morgan Woodring [KERRI / RECEPTIONIST] and Greg Reinert [McFARLAND (FLASHER)]; Bart Collins (Music Coordinator)

About the Playwright – Doug Decatur

Doug has written for and MLB Expert He is the author of two baseball books, Behind-the-Scenes Baseball (ACTA Sports 2006) and Traded (ACTA Sports 2009) and has appeared on the sport talk show circuit, including ESPN and MLB networks. Since his switch to fiction, he and Joe Bobbitt have authored two plays (Redford’s Rules and 1832) and two novels (Black Acre and Aaron Mann). Doug, a Cincinnati native, is a Bank Examiner for the State of Ohio. He has two sons, Stephen age 21 and James age 19.

About the Playwright – Joe E. Bobbitt

Joe debuted with CPI last September with his production of 1832, a collaborative effort with friend and co-writer, Doug Decatur. Redford’s Rules is the second collaborative piece created with Doug. Joe is currently working on an Elizabethan era play. Joe’s writing talents are not limited to this newest play but include a contemporary murder mystery novel, “Aaron Mann.” A native Cincinnatian and University of Cincinnati graduate, Joe, his wife, Nancy, and two children live in Kenwood. About the Director – Jim Waldfogle

Jim has directed a number of staged readings for Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative over the years, including In the Rooms Where the Gods Repose, A Clear View of Heaven, Pure, What is Your Emergency?, A Stop in Paris, Freud on the Couch, 1832 and his own Spider Baby: The Musical. Jim has also directed shows with the Know Theatre, Milford Theatre Guilde, Tri-County Players, Wyoming Players, and Pegasus Players. Jim is happy to be working with Doug and Joe again, and is glad to be guiding this work to its world premiere.

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