adapted for the stage by Joe Stollenwerk
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.
In the near future, what’s left of the United States has become a theocracy known as the Republic of Gilead. As with many women in Gilead, Offred has had her name and family taken from her, forced to become a Handmaid, a vessel for population growth, valued only for her viable ovaries. In the midst of the oppressive new regime, and armed with memories of life before the revolution, Offred struggles to maintain her individuality, personhood, and hope for a better possible future.
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece of speculative fiction is adapted for the stage by Cincinnati native, Joe Stollenwerk, directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare’s Brian Isaac Phillips, and starring Corinne Mohlenhoff.
January 23-February 20, 2015.
Wed-Saturday at 8pm.
Sunday at 3pm.
directed by Brian Isaac Phillips
scenic and lighting design by Andrew J. Hungerford
costume design by Noelle Wedig
sound design by Doug Borntrager
props design by Sarah Beth Hall
Learn more about our Ensemble here!
Corinne Mohlenhoff* as Offred
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association,
the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States,
appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
More info on the show from our blog is coming soon.
Production Photos by Daniel R. Winters.
Behind the Scenes
A time lapse of scenic construction.
A powerful personal story – Critic’s Pick – CityBeat
Moving and Powerful Theatre – Behind the Curtain Cincy
You Should Get Your Tickets Now. Don’t Wait. – The Sappy Critic
The Handmaid’s Tale Delivers an Emotional Wallop – Xavier News Wire
“Mohlenhoff is a perceptive actress, attuned to the tensions and nuances of emotional range necessary to carry the weight of Atwood’s story right through to its vertiginous crescendo.” – UC News Record
It Was a Long Journey, But Local Husband-Wife Team & Playwright Bring World Premiere to Stage
– River City News
‘Handmaid’s Tale’ is shared resources story as well
– Cincinnati Enquirer
‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Adaptation Warns Against Complacency