Brant Russell — SDC

The Man-Beast

By Joseph Zettelmaier

Featuring Jim Hopkins & Jen Joplin

All photos by Daniel R. Winters Photography
http://www.dwintersphoto.com/

Scenery & Lighting by Andrew J. Hungerford
Props by Becca Armstrong
Costumes by Noelle Weddig
Sound by Doug Borntrager

For The Know Theatre of Cincinnati – 10/2018

ForKnow Theater of Cincinnati – 10/2018 Date10/2018

“Russell uses the claustrophobic cubby-hole like a pressure cooker, forcing Jean and Virginie to collide and combust.” – CityBeat

Watching Joplin and Hopkins mix it up is every bit as enthralling as the tale they are wrapped up in. It’s like watching a pair of top-ranked tennis players. Or master debaters. You know this match must finish. And you know there can only be one winner. But the duel itself is so mesmerizing, you never want it to end. – The Cincinnati Enquirer

"Watching Joplin and Hopkins mix it up is every bit as enthralling as the tale they are wrapped up in. It’s like watching a pair of top-ranked tennis players. Or master debaters. You know this match must finish. And you know there can only be one winner. But the duel itself is so mesmerizing, you never want it to end." – The Cincinnati Enquirer

If you’re in the mood for some mystery, professionally performed by some of Cincinnati’s top talent, Know is your place this Halloween season. – League of Cincinnati Theaters

"If you’re in the mood for some mystery, professionally performed by some of Cincinnati’s top talent, Know is your place this Halloween season." – League of Cincinnati Theaters

Every moment, from the very first to the visceral climax, fits neatly into the elevation, giving you a feeling like you’re climbing the first hill of a roller coaster, then suspending you for the barest instant at the pinnacle of the hill before dropping you completely into the action. – ArtsWave

"Every moment, from the very first to the visceral climax, fits neatly into the elevation, giving you a feeling like you’re climbing the first hill of a roller coaster, then suspending you for the barest instant at the pinnacle of the hill before dropping you completely into the action." – ArtsWave

The Know has a reputation for exciting, inventive theater precisely because of shows like “The Man-Beast.” They’ve taken an excellent, challenging script and worked their magic on it to build something truly special. As unnerving as it gets, the ending — which I won’t give away — was one of the most satisfying I’ve seen in recent memory. – ArsWave

“The Know has a reputation for exciting, inventive theater precisely because of shows like “The Man-Beast.” They’ve taken an excellent, challenging script and worked their magic on it to build something truly special. As unnerving as it gets, the ending — which I won’t give away — was one of the most satisfying I’ve seen in recent memory.” – ArsWave