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SEPT. 30 – OCT. 29, 2017   |   Off the Hill




It begins with light and a flash. Then comes a sound, a pulse, a beat, a crash like a giant hammer smashing through the sky. The fantastic story of Boom, the son of Thunder, is a mythical adventure about discovering one's inner strength. After being forced out of his home at the hand of his cruel stepfather, Boom sets out on a journey of self-discovery where he must courageously battle forces of nature. Along the way, he encounters conflict with the animals of an enchanted forest who will either help or hinder him in his quest. This epic tale combines Japanese fairy tales and folklore to create an exciting theatrical experience for young people.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.



• Saturday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m.
Boone County Public Library
(Main Branch) at 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005

• Saturday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m.
Sunset Players at the Arts Center at Dunham (Price Hill) at 1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, OH 45238

• Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m.
Fort Wright Civic Club at 115 Kennedy Rd., Covington, KY 41011

• Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
BLINK Festival at Fountain Square Stage, 520 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

• Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m.
Carnegie Hall at 14687 Main St., Moores Hill, IN 47032

• Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m.
Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati at The Barn (Mariemont) at 6980 Cambridge Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45227

• Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m.
Memorial Hall (Over-the-Rhine) at 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

• Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.
District A
at Nativity School (Pleasant Ridge), 5936 Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45213

• Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m.
Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculm
at 3738 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

• Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.
Artsconnect at The Wyoming Fine Arts Center, 322 Wyoming Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215

• Saturday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m.
Books by the Banks at Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202






Hannah Jones

Kuroko / Monkey / Spider

Marco Adriel Muñoz


Psacoya Guinn

Lightning / Mountain / Fireflies / Birds

JT Stocks

Ax / Tree / Clouds / Fireflies

Timothy Douglas

Director / Associate Artist

Daunielle Rasmussen

Choreographer / Director of Education and Community Engagement

Kenton Brett

Set Designer

Melanie Mortimore

Costume Designer

Trey Tatum

Sound Designer

Tracy Hoida

Stage Manager

On the Blog

Finding Courage Within

Sep 7, 2017
Natalie Clare

It begins with a light, a sliver, a flash. Then comes a sound, a pulse, a beat, a crash — like a giant hammer smashing through the sky. This is the mythical story of Boom, the son of Thunder, who sets out to discover his true self in The Last Firefly.



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