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by Deborah Zoe Laufer

January 18–February 15, 2020



Maude, aka Madame Rosa, is not your average fortune teller. A true clairvoyant with a bluntness that won’t quit, she often scares her customers away with the truth of what their futures hold. However, when love-hungry accountant Jeremy stumbles into her parlor with death in his imminent future, Maude tells a little white lie triggering supernatural consequences and changing both their destinies. In hilarious rom-com style, Fortune sweetly affirms the benefits of the unpredictability of life.

Approximate run time: 2 hours, including one intermission

Content advisory: production contains mild adult content and may not be suitable for young audiences.

Premiere Sponsor: John Goering


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 "A lovely treat." —The Sappy Critic blog


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Kelly Mengelkoch* as Maude
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Kelly Mengelkoch returns to Ensemble Theatre where she has also been seen in Tribes, The Other Place, This Random World, and Red Velvet. She is an Associate Artist at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and has also appeared at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, New Stage Collective, The Human Race Theatre Company, Xavier University Theatre, and, most recently, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Her film credits include Dark Waters, The Old Man and the Gun, A Kind of Murder, Perception, Over-the-Rhine, and CSA: The Confederate States of America. 

Jeremy Dubin* as Jeremy
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Jeremy Dubin returns to the Ensemble Theatre stage after his last appearance in Lolita Chakrabarti's Red Velvet. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeremy has called Cincinnati home for the past twenty years. He is the Director of Creative Education and a longtime ensemble member with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, where he works as an actor, director, educator, and other miscellaneous roles.

 *denotes a member of Actors' Equity Association