Cities change. People change. Get on the bike and ride.
Know Theatre’s 21st season jumps back into action in 2019 with the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of RED BIKE, a new play by Caridad Svich.
The Know Theatre brings Cincinnati this timely and kinetic tale of changing cities and the fears we face on the precipice of the big wide world. Unfolding through the eyes of a single character at two important junctures in their life, RED BIKE takes you on an emotional ride through memory and time.
As a child, they found equilibrium on their bike. Their red bike. The bike that every kid wanted. The bike that could take them anywhere and everywhere.
This play is an indictment of American consumer culture, where consumption is deemed moral and possession the mark of a good person; as well as an examination of the endless process of gentrification happening all over the country, in which new warehouses replace old factories and local restaurants become too expensive for residents.
Yet there is a fierce strength at the heart of this character, an unwillingness to give up, a refusal to stop dreaming of better times.
Explore the power of memory and the thrill of discovering what your future can be in a rapidly changing world in this eye-opening new adventure. The actors have the unique challenge of exploring a single character from multiple points in time, while keeping the raw immediacy of this first-person story pumping as hard as the pedals on the play’s namesake bicycle.
The Know Theatre of Cincinnati is located at 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased by visiting knowtheatre.com or calling 513.300.5669 (KNOW). Discounted ticket options are available.