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Playwright Spotlight with Alice Scovell

Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at The Otto M. Budig Theater, Cincinnati OH

Jan 28 2023
Playwright Spotlight with Alice Scovell

Meet Alice Scovell, the playwright behind “The Rewards of Being Frank,” the world-premiere sequel to “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

Join us for an immersive discussion with Alice Scovell. Learn about world of playwrighting, the creative process, and ask questions at the Q&A.

This event also features a flash writing class hosted by WordPlay Cincy!
CSC’s Playwright Spotlight is FREE and open to the public.

Extend your theatric experience by seeing the performance of “The Rewards of Being Frank” following the event!*
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Meet Alice Scovell
Raised in Newton MA, Alice stayed close to home to attend Harvard and wandered farther afield for NYU Law School and Sullivan & Cromwell. A few years later, Alice kept her pen in hand, but stopped drafting wills. Two of her children’s novels—Engraved In Stone and The Spirit of Chatsworth Mansion—have been published, as well as many magazine articles. An ardent theater buff, Alice was for years the “All Time Leader” of Show-Score reviews. The mother of three, who lives in Manhattan, is delighted to have liberated five of Wilde’s characters—preserved in amber since 1895—to experience the trials and joys of 1902.

Meet WordPlay Cincy
WordPlay sparks storytelling through writing, performance, and visual arts in collaboration with Cincinnati’s young people by celebrating their strengths, cultivating belonging, and fueling social impact.
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“THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK” playing January 27 – February 18, 2023
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Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest” finally receives an uproarious sequel in this world premiere. Shenanigans ensue when lovebirds Algy and Cecily and Ernest and Gwendolen are revisited 7 years after their nuptials. As the young couples are on the search for a new schoolmaster to instruct their children, they must avoid the pitfalls of mistaken identity, monetary mischief, and a timeless struggle over cucumber sandwiches. Do not miss this exciting new tour-de-FARCE that will instruct you on the “The Rewards of Being Frank.”

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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s first five new play commissions are made possible by a gift from The McElroy Family. We are forever grateful for their support.

CSC’s Playwright Spotlight is generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest.

*Playwright Spotlight is a free event open to the public; tickets must be purchased to watch the performance of “The Rewards of Being Frank” following the event.


Playwright Spotlight is FREE and open to the public.


Continue your theatric experience by watching the performance of "The Rewards of Being Frank" immediately following the event. Tickets for "The Rewards of Being Frank" must be purchased to watch the performance. Purchase tickets to the performance here.

For questions and more information regarding the Playwright Spotlight, please contact Kyrié Owen, Communications and Engagement Manager, at or by phone (513) 381-2273 ext.3205

Contact: (513) 381-2273 ext.3205


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