CINCINNATI PLAYWRIGHTS INITIATIVE - CPI New Voices Series
DateJan 11, 2022
LocationFifth Third Bank Theater
This event is SOLD OUT. No tickets will be sold the night of the show.
CPI New Voices Series presents a reading of The Circle by local playwright Michael Defrancesco.
A new inmate is assigned a prison cell. He is dominated by his cellmate who controls everything about their habitation, and who learns information dangerous to the newcomer--who has lived with his increasingly concerned mother as she observes his personality change from that of a passionately committed young man to a furtive alcoholic. The Circle reveals details of his downward spiral and desperate grasping at some sort of salvation.
About the Playwright: "I grew up in Cincinnati and attended a Catholic seminary. I had a keen interest in theater, After attending a summer drama program at UC, I sought and was awarded a Rockefeller grant to the University of Cincinnati’s Theater Arts program, where I earned an M.A. in Theater Arts. I became more interested in writing than acting, and I engaged in that off and on over a number of years. In the past dozen years I have written four plays: three full length and two as one-acts. I was active in the predecessor playwrights group that currently exists. I am married with three children."