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One Act Double Feature

Presented by The Ghostlight Stage Company at ARCO, Cincinnati OH

Oct 14 2023
One Act Double Feature

Join The Ghostlight for this “mini festival” of new work that will feature two new one-act plays written by professional playwrights!

About the Event:

The One Act Double Feature event is unique in that it is a hybrid between a typical staged reading format and a full production. Join us for a look “behind the curtain” as we show you what would happen on a typical first day of rehearsal for a professional theater show (only a bit more jazzed up for entertainment purposes). You will get to see 2 brand new plays in staged reading format with light staging and costuming, where actors perform with script in hand. In addition to hearing these new stories, you will get to see visions for a full production in the case of set and costume designs. Get a first peek into the world of new play development like you’ve never seen it before!


This event will be fully ADA accessible for guests and will be ASL interpreted by Ghost Light Artistic Interpreting.

About the Plays:

The Locked Door by Dedrick Weathersby

Directed by A.J. Baldwin


In 1995 Minister Louis Farrakhan and Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. assembled one of the largest gatherings of African American men of its time, that would later be called the Million March. Two African American men find themselves desperately needing a place to stay for the march. The only room available is a single dormitory room for two. Albeit different, the two men compromise and settle for the room. Although the men begin their stay as strangers, their shared stories and experiences unite them as their discourse builds a portrait of what it means to be Black in America.

About the Playwright: 

Dedrick Weathersby a 2022 Emmy Award Winner for Best Interview and Discussion with Theatre Corner on PBS/KPBS. A Broadway World Award Winner and NAACP Award Winner. As a child, his dream was to become  a professional actor/singer and impact the world and his community through his storytelling and music. Years and dreams later, he’s living that dream, paying it forward and still has more to do. Dedrick has performed in numerous Broadway Musicals and traveled with Broadway Tours. Dedrick is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and Dramatist Guild Union, for Playwrights.

Dedrick is an accomplished author of 6 published books, his most recent literary success would be “How I See Myself” Short Inspirational Vignettes for African American Youth, available anywhere you purchase your books. Dedrick is a firm believer, if you remember those humble beginnings, you can use each moment for future endeavors and “You can NEVER lose, betting on yourself and Giving is connected to your healing”. Dedrick, has written numerous Plays and Musicals, his notable successes would be Remembering James- The Life and Music of James Brown and The New Teacher (A Stage Play Comedy). Visit for More Information: &

Synapse by Mary Beringer

Directed by Aiden Dalton


When Mrs. Brown’s husband disappears, she gets an offer from his employer- a technology company that can put Mr. Brown’s brain into the body of a willing participant, essentially bringing him back to life. Mrs. Brown agrees, but she may come to regret that decision.

About the Playwright:

Mary Beringer was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After working as a high school English teacher, she now writes grants for a non-profit. You may know her writing from performances at the Know Theatre, Cincinnati Lab Theatre, Cincinnati Playwright’s Initiative, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, or University of Dayton’s Studio Theatre. She has also been seen on stage with the Mason Community Players and with the Dayton Playhouse.

Please note: A limited amount of reduced price tickets will be available on the day of the event for only $10. These tickets will be first come first serve (limited 2 tickets per person) and will be available starting 2 hours prior to the event in person at the venue.



Karen Riestenberg Brinkman, Esq. – Collaborative Family Lawyer

Michael Redslob

Queen City Pizza


Tickets are currently for sale. Tickets range from $15-20.

Purchase Tickets online at:


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  • Oct 14, 2023 at 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Sat)

Additional time info:

Doors to the event will open at 6:30pm. Lobby displays by professional local designers will be available before and after the show for audiences to enjoy.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



3301 Price Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205

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Accessible from Elberon or Price Avenues. 55 car parking lot with 3 ADA spaces.

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