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      October 3, 2019

      Thursday   8:00 PM

      1120 Jackson Street
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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      "The Absentee"

      The Absentee

      A deeply moving space tale about queer love, finding the hope to overcome grief, and intergalactic absentee voting, The Absentee by Julia Doolittle hits the MainStage at the Know. A semi-finalist for the Relentless award, and winner of the 2019-2020 Woodward/Newman Drama Award. Directed by guest director Kate Bergstrom, The Absentee challenges traditional notions of love, lays bare the effects of isolationism, and reminds us of the duty we owe one another. 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. But she isn’t fully 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. Buckle up and blast off to The Absentee.

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