Actors Collaborative Toledo (ACT) is premiering two fascinating solo shows from June 18-20 at the historic Ohio Theater at 3112 Lagrange Street, Toledo, OH 43608. 2021.
Inadvertently Brave by Maddie Corman shows Aimee Reid as the author of this autobiographical piece. Inadvertently, Brave tells the story of a woman whose life collapses when her husband, the father of their three children, and the Hollywood director are arrested for downloading child pornography. Bold, daring, and unwaveringly honest, Accidentally Brave is an inspiring true story of discovering a new normal when everything you thought you knew is undone. With raw vulnerability and unexpected humor, Aimee Reid shares this story of perseverance and hope when the unthinkable tests their marriage, family and values.
The evening is opened with a short curtain; Elective affinities of David Adjmi. The play, which was written after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, shows Fran Martone as Mrs. Alice Hauptmann. In Elective Affinities we are invited to have tea from Frau Hauptmann in the Upper East Side townhouse. Ms. Hauptman is a torture apologist, a blatant plutocrat and a honey-voiced Social Darwinist. In the hands of Fran Martone, Alice is a pure demonic delight.
Both plays are directed by Jeffrey Albright and presented by Actors Collaborative Toledo in association with Black Swamp Players and Children’s Theater Workshop. This production is made possible by a Resilience Grant from the Greater Toledo Community Foundation.
The show times are June 18 and 19, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. and June 20, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought in advance at www.act419.org or at the door from an hour before the curtain. Admission tickets are $ 20 for general admission, $ 15 for seniors and students, and $ 10 for high school students (16+). This service is not suitable for children under 16 years of age.