Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
(CPI) continues its[masked] New Voices
Season of Staged Readings. Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Fifth Third Bank Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts
Corner of Main and Seventh Streets.
Tickets are only $8.
Reservations may be made in advance at Aronoff Center Box
Office, or by calling[masked] at normal work hours,
or online at http://www.cincinnatiarts.org/index.jsp?eventDetail=1&event_id=1390
"By the Rivers of Babylon"
Written David Greenberg and directed by Chris Stewart
In the 1960s, using Eminent Domain and eviction
practices that today might be deemed ethnic cleansing, the federal
government eradicated an Appalachian culture between the Tennessee and
Cumberland Rivers that had thrived for two centuries. Destroyed in the name of progress .
CAST: Derek Evans [LYLE], Chuck Haungs [JEROME], Jess Kyle Link [OLIVIA], Tom Manning [PAPAW / CONGRESSMAN STUBBLEFIELD / TVA MAN 2], Justin Haley [ETHAN], Eileen Earnest [GLORY], Rex Martinez [DAN / JANITOR / TVA MAN 1], and Chelsey Cavender [FEMALE INTRUDER]
About the Playwright – David Greenberg
David (61) lives on twenty acres of mixed forest and farmland in
southern Indiana with his wife of 41 years, Dr. Miriam Greenberg. A U.S.
citizen for almost twenty years, he was born in Winnipeg, Canada. He has been a
long distance truck driver, a newspaper editor, a folk singer and a worm
picker. His play, A Kite Cut Loose in the Middle of the Sky, premiered at Nicu’s Spoon Theatre, New York City in 2008. Bad Seed, about creeping corporate control of the food supply premiered at Gorilla Tango Theatre in Chicago, 2010. He wrote the songs for the
folk/Americana album, “The End of the World,” a collaboration with his daughter,
violinist Jordana Greenberg and the band Harpeth Rising.
About the Director – Chris Stewart
Chris, graduate of Hillsdale College (BA, Theatre; BA, English) and alum of the Huron
Playhouse, has acted, taught, directed and written for The Children’s Theatre of
Cincinnati. Recent credits: Church Girls (Commonwealth), Don’t Cross the Streams (Hugo
West Theatricals), Camelot, Pippin (Carnegie), and The Disappointed
(CPI). Playwriting credits: The Sword in the Stone, Jack & the Beanstalk, Huck Finn, In the Shadows of Edison: The Nikola Tesla Story, and TheFrederick Douglass Story (TCT/ArtReach). He has performed at the Edinburgh, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Fringe
Festivals. He was also Roger Bacon High School’s drama director last year.
For more information about CPI, contact CPI President, Kalman Kivkovich,
or visit our website http://www.cinciplaywrights.org/
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Kalman Kivkovich, CPI-Publicity[masked] or [masked]