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by Steven Dietz
directed by D. Lynn Meyers

October 10–November 4, 2017

A charming, intimate meditation on the power of chance.

Mining the comedy of missed connections, This Random World asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing. From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and an internet prank gone awry, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own.

Approximate running time: 90 minutes with no intermission

Content advisory: contains adult themes and may not be suitable for younger audiences


This Random World is "the perfect script for this new ETC complex to open with."  —Cincinnati Enquirer

"This is a well-intended success." —CityBeat

"The revamped, renovated, and reinvigorated Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati exceeds any and all expectations."  —CincyArtsGuide

"This show is another example of what has earned ETC their new space and all the attention: consistently great theatre."  —The Sappy Critic

Audience Buzz

"Great show, don't miss it! "  —Linda W. via Facebook

"It was very good. " —John G. via Facebook

"Just got back from seeing it and it was FANTASTIC! Poignant and hilarious and touching and silly...absolutely impressed...loved it!" —MaryBeth P. via Facebook

"We saw this show last night really good and the new and improved theatre is awesome!" —Barb S. via Facebook