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Know Theatre’s “COCK” Earns 3 LCT Nominations

Know Theater Cock ImagePanelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized The Know Theatre’s COCK with 3 LCT nominations, as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production: Direction (Brian Robertson), Ensemble Acting, and scenic design (Andrew Hungerford).

In this tense comedy about sexual identity, COCK explores one man’s choices about which path of love to pursue. When John takes a break from his longtime boyfriend, the last thing he expects is to fall in love with a woman. Trapped between two lovers, John feels the physical and emotional tug of both, and neither party wants to lose the battle for his heart. John has a choice to make as he navigates his sexuality, selfhood, and the intersection of the two.

Panelists praised Brian Robertson for his “brilliant” direction—“He has no props, no set furnishings to work with…he keeps the characters in constant, purposeful motion.” The ensemble “worked incredibly well together, which was make-or-break for this production”; “a superb cast”. Of Andrew Hungerford’s set design, panelists reported: “The positioning of the uncomfortable platform seating set on each side with the stage in the center with no set pieces was an incredible, well-thought out design… The audience was forced to look at each other with the actors in the foreground throughout the play,” Overall, panelists described the production as “an intimate, emotional play in a unique setting”—“ audiences will find it entertaining and fascinating”.

COCK continues through March 11th. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.knowtheatre.com.

Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT Gala on Monday, May 20th at the Know Theatre. Tickets may be obtained from the Know Theatre Box Office.