Tickets for Amanda Rockhold’s
“Dancing in Riddles” now on sale!
See the world premiere of “Dancing in Riddles” by local playwright, Amanda Rockhold. This dramatic comedy dances through painful pasts, broken relationships, and desire.
- Show Dates
- Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7pm
- Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7pm
- Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2pm
- Set to stage at Union County’s Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
- 233 W 6th Street, Maryville, OH 43040
Set in 1992, this two-act dramatic comedy hubs around the troubles of a young girl named Mara, her family, and a desire for something more than an idle life. This is a story of a broken family told through dancing, the internal conflict of struggling with the future and sorting through a painful past.
Mara is challenged when her older brother, who ran away when he was a kid after their father died, shows up at the family reunion dinner, which their sister, Lauren, arranged. While facing their mother, who is cold and distant, at this dinner the two sisters struggle to find a resolution to broken pasts and undetermined futures. In the midst of all of this, Mara finds herself as a subject for a sociology graduate student’s family psychology thesis, and at the whim of her intolerable cousin, who is convinced that he is a cowboy.
“Dancing in Riddles” Cast List
Mara – Emily Wargo
Lauren – Leah McCoy
Drew – Tim Allen
Doug – Brad Anderson
Floyd Richards – Will Schoenleb
Paul – Levi Campbell
Hilary – Barbara Luke
Tobey – Kevin Porter
Dancer – Emily Pierce
Directed by Amanda Rockhold, Assistant Directed by Michael Williamson, and Music by Brian Luke. Stage Manager is Alison Mount.
About the Author
Although born a Californian, Amanda Rockhold has spent most of her life in Ohio. She writes and edits for an agricultural newspaper, and writes fiction and plays. Dancing in Riddles is her first produced full-length play. She serves as a producer on the Silver Scene Players (SSP) producers board, and has performed in SSP’s productions of The Game’s Afoot and Live From Hollywood, and assistant directed All my Sons.
She studied communications in college, emphasizing in the performing arts and journalism, where she first started writing Dancing in Riddles, while stage managing for The Glass Menagerie. She also directed and wrote I Used to Have it All in college. Awards in college include the Outstanding Vernon Lestrud Theatre Student Award and the Outstanding Communication Arts Student.
Proceeds from the fall production will benefit Neighbor to Neighbor, a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization. Members join for a small monthly fee and are matched with volunteers to help with household tasks and transportation. The Neighbor to Neighbor non-profit grew out of The United Way of Union County’s Annual Community Care Day. For more information about Neighbor to Neighbor visit www.ucn2n.org.