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The Absentee Play

September 13, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Know Theatre

$25 – $35
The Absentee Cincinnati
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Blast into outer space with The Absentee Cincinnati performance by Julia Doolittle!


Buckle up and blast off to The Absentee Cincinnati show is running September 13 -October 5 only at The KNOW Theatre. A profoundly moving space tale about queer love, finding the hope to overcome grief, and intergalactic absentee voting, The Absentee challenges traditional notions of love lay bare the effects of isolationism and remind us of the duty we owe one another.


Ticket prices are $25 – $35 and can be purchased online or by calling 513-300-5669. Rush tickets are available for $15 one hour before showtime if there’s a seat available 10 minutes before the show starts. Walk-up tickets are FREE on Wednesdays. 
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About The Absentee

In space, no one can hear you scream… except for your A.I.  Far out in the Milky Way, “Beacons” serve as lighthouses for warping ships around the galaxy. When a U.S. Space Force ship explodes near Beacon 44.AR.90, its Operator finds herself alone in deep space with only her ship’s A.I. for companionship. That is, until a persistent canvasser calls, desperate to convince her to vote absentee in the 2088 election.


The Operator, who can’t share her full name due to space force code, has fled earth, her girlfriend, and her troubles, in pursuit of a shut-off life in the stars. However, she isn’t entirely cut off⁠—she prides herself on being able to know all of the regular ships and pilots who charter through her section.


When an explosion causes her sector to become an isolation zone, her only contact becomes her computer, Beacon⁠—and a man who keeps calling her about absentee voting from space. Her desire to keep hiding from her past is strong, but when a disaster puts her whole station in jeopardy, she is forced to face her grief and civic duty head-on.


When you’re tempted to run away from a world that seems like it’s burning down, sometimes choosing hope is the hardest fight of all.


About The KNOW Theatre
The KNOW Theatre is Cincinnati’s Theatrical Playground. The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible.

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Know Theatre
1120 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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