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Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI) is a grassroots, non-profit arts organization of Tri-State playwrights, directors, actors, and theater supporters dedicated to developing new plays written by local playwrights. CPI strives to provide a forum for playwrights to explore the possibilities contained within their work by providing a community of playwrights within which individual initiative can seek its fullest expression.  

OUR NEXT STAGED READING


C.P.I. OFFERS SWEET & SOUR CELEBRATION OF ‘SWEETEST DAY’

Nine short plays, some with ‘alternative’ views of romance, will be given staged readings, courtesy of Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Theater. CPI acknowledges here that a few (or more) folks regard ‘Sweetest Day’ as a commercial ploy to peddle Valentine’s Day-like commodities—candy, flowers, et al. Titles like A Boy & His Frog; Pulling Out; The Old & the Nu; and Wedding Blisster offer hints at other-than-Hallmark-y themes. (Parental guidance suggested for this event.) Tickets, only $10 apiece, may be had by calling (513) 621-2787 or by going on line at www.CincinnatiArts.org, or at the Fifth Third box office on the evening of performance.

"CASTAWAYS,’ ‘LOVE STORIES’

by Liz Coley


JOIN GINGER, MARY ANN & CURIOUS COUPLES IN C.P.I. NOV. READING

Playwright Liz Coley has cast away Ginger and Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island in a far different location than they occupied during the classic TV comedy series. And, for the second part of the evening, she gives us six very odd couples indeed in stories that are sure to amuse and bemuse. Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative will offer staged readings of Castaways and Six Little Love Stories on Tuesday, November 12 in the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for only $10 apiece may be had by calling (513) 621-2787 or by going on line at www.CincinnatiArts.org. Or get ‘em at the door on the 12th.

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