None Too Fragile Theatre

None Too Fragile Theatre Akron's home for Professional, Premeire, "Off-Broadway" Style, Black-Box Theatre! LATEST SCHEDULE AVAILABLE AT: www.nonetoofragile.com The None Too Fragile Theater is a professional theater operating in Akron's Merriman Valley, right next to Pub Bricco.
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None Too Fragile came into existence with the hope to aid in filling a local, adventurously-bold theatrical voice. With a mindful concentration on modern and relevant productions, None Too Fragile aims to create an invigorated atmosphere for spirited dialogue between our audiences and some of Ohio's premiere Performing Artists through thought-provoking, heart-touching, and, at times, principle-challenging, character-driven storytelling. In short: We tell kick-ass stories worth every bit of whatever you choose to pay...

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01/20/2020

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Akron's none too fragile theatre kicks off it's 2020 Off-Broadway Series with On Clover Road by Steven Dietz!January 31s...
01/18/2020

Akron's none too fragile theatre kicks off it's 2020 Off-Broadway Series with On Clover Road by Steven Dietz!

January 31st - February 15th
Thurs. - Saturdays @ 8pm
Sat. 2/1 Special Needs Performance @ 4pm
Sunday 2/9 @ 2pm
Monday 2/10 @ 8pm

Tickets Available NOW @ nonetoofragile.com!

Starring: Rachel Lee Kolis, James Rankin, Sarah Blubaugh, Lauren Kolezsar & *Abraham McNeil Adams

Directed by Sean Derry

THE STORY:
At an abandoned motel on a desolate American road, a mother meets with a cult deprogrammer, believing she will be reunited with her runaway daughter. What happens instead – in this smart, harrowing, edge-of-your-seat thriller – is something that will shock her to her core. What will a mother do to get her daughter back? Whatever it takes.

"...The audience is lulled into thinking we're going to be watching a dramatic exploration of family dysfunction ending in some variation of a mother-and-child reunion. Instead, Dietz sucker punches us, then sucker punches us again and again until by the end of the evening we're positively punch drunk—and utterly thrilled. To be more specific would spoil the ride."
- Seattle Reader

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*(Actor's Equity Association Member)

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It's Opening Night @ Akron's own none too fragile theatre and our 2019 Off-Broadway Series continues with:These Mortal H...
09/27/2019

It's Opening Night @ Akron's own none too fragile theatre and our 2019 Off-Broadway Series continues with:

These Mortal Hosts
By Eric Coble
September 27th - October 12th

Advance Tickets NOW available at nonetoofragile.com!

THE STORY:
What happens when you discover you're not alone in your body?
After a tragedy devastates tiny Dove Creek, Colorado, the Mysteries begin. Three lonely people bind together as their lives and bodies begin heralding events far beyond their comprehension. But are they preparing for a miracle or succumbing to madness?

Akron's none too fragile theatre continues its 2019 Off-Broadway Series with Woody's Order!, Written & Performed by *Ann...
08/23/2019

Akron's none too fragile theatre continues its 2019 Off-Broadway Series with Woody's Order!, Written & Performed by *Ann Talman, through August 31st!

Tickets Available NOW @ nonetoofragile.com!

"(Ann)Talman is nothing short of amazing...this is a masterclass in Acting...a deeply moving journey of pain, compassion and, ultimately, love." ~Roy Berko (Broadwayworld.com)

http://www.royberko.info/

*(Actor's Equity Association Member)

Akron's own none too fragile theatre opens New Home to 2 Sold Out encore performances of Boogieban by DC Fidler, August ...
07/31/2019
Akron's None Too Fragile Theatre Takes 'Boogieban' on Tour

Akron's own none too fragile theatre opens New Home to 2 Sold Out encore performances of Boogieban by DC Fidler, August 2nd & 3rd, before staging Chicago & New York Premiers!

Advance Tickets for Chicago Premiere are Now available @ nonetoofragile.com.

https://www.ideastream.org/news/akrons-none-too-fragile-theatre-takes-boogieban-on-tour

None Too Fragile's Sean Derry talks to Dan Polletta about touring to Chicago & New York City with play "Boogieban"

Two by Jim Cartwright  May 10th - 31st none too fragile theatre“Two proves once again that none-too-fragile is the consi...
05/21/2019

Two by Jim Cartwright
May 10th - 31st
none too fragile theatre

“Two proves once again that none-too-fragile is the consistently best off-off Broadway in the Greater Cleveland area. The quality of play choices, the prime acting and the spot-on directing, makes going to this venue a theatrical wonder..."

"*Derdriu Ring and *David Peacock are nothing short of marvelous... These are award winning portrayals!"
-Roy Berko

http://royberkinfo.blogspot.com/2019/05/superb-performances-enhance-compelling.html?m=1

THE STORY:
Vignettes of A bickering husband and wife and the dozen regulars who pass through their pub in an evening, played with pathos and humor.

With 2 Consecutive Sold Out Weekends Already & Only 5 Performances Left, Advanced Tickets are Highly Recommended!

Tickets Available now @ nonetoofragile.com!

*(Actor's Equity Association Member)

First two weeks of Two by Jim Cartwright have been Sold Out @ Akron's none too fragile theatre! Now showing through May ...
05/17/2019

First two weeks of Two by Jim Cartwright have been Sold Out @ Akron's none too fragile theatre!

Now showing through May 31st!

Only Two weekends left, so get your advanced tickets NOW @ nonetoofragile.com!

"...A Masterclass In Heartbreak.."
-Bob Ableman ( Cleveland Jewish News)

https://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/columnists/bob_abelman/none-too-fragile-s-two-a-master-class-in-heartbreak/article_9209105e-74f0-11e9-982f-037e5f652a84.amp.html

"...Expert Actors, *Derdriu Ring & *David Peacock,... are a joy to watch..."
-Kerry Clawson (Akron Beacon Journal)

Advanced Tickets Available @ nonetoofragile.com!

*(Actor's Equity Association Member)

Akron's none too fragile theatre continues it's 2019 Off-Broadway Series with Two by Jim Cartwright, May 10th - 31st!THE...
05/06/2019

Akron's none too fragile theatre continues it's 2019 Off-Broadway Series with Two by Jim Cartwright, May 10th - 31st!

THE STORY:
Vignettes of a bickering husband & wife and the dozen regulars who pass through their pub over an evening in Northern England, played with pathos and humor!

Starring: *Derdriu Ring & *David Peacock
Directed by +Sean Derry

Advanced Tickets Now Available @ nonetoofragile.com!

*(Actor's Equity Association Member)
+(Stage Directors' & Coreographers Society)
Member

Akron's none too fragile continues its 2019 Off-Broadway Series with Two by Jim Cartwright, May 10th - 31st!Tickets avai...
04/13/2019

Akron's none too fragile continues its 2019 Off-Broadway Series with Two by Jim Cartwright, May 10th - 31st!

Tickets available Now @ nonetoofragile.com

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04/12/2019

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Closing weekend for Prodigal Son by John Patrick Shanley @ Akron's none too fragile theatre is:                         ...
04/04/2019

Closing weekend for Prodigal Son by John Patrick Shanley @ Akron's none too fragile theatre is:

SOLD OUT!

Thank you to all for your continued support & spreading the word about Off-Broadway theatre in Akron...

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04/04/2019

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Akron's none too fragile theatre continues it's 2019 Off-Broadway Series with:                            Prodigal Son  ...
03/28/2019

Akron's none too fragile theatre continues it's 2019 Off-Broadway Series with:

Prodigal Son
by John Patrick Shanley
March 22nd - April 6th

Advanced Tickets Now Available at nonetoofragile.com!

THE STORY:
A 17-year-old boy from the Bronx suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kids a star or a disaster? A passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction.

Starring: Jacob Eeg, *Bryant Carroll, Doug Sutherland, Mary Werntz & Zach Palumbo

Directed by **Sean Derry

*Actor's Equity Association Member
**Stage Directors & Coreographers Society
Member

https://www.ohio.com/news/20190327/reviews-prodigal-son-looks-at-troubled-genius-teen-rules-of-playground-is-provocative-feminist-theater

Tickets Available at nonetoofragile.com!

Akron's none too fragile theatre announces Auditions for:These Mortal Hostsby Eric CobleDirected by Robert EllisWhen:  S...
03/16/2019

Akron's none too fragile theatre announces Auditions for:

These Mortal Hosts
by Eric Coble
Directed by Robert Ellis

When: Sunday, April 7th 3pm - 6pm
Monday, April 8th 6pm - 9pm
Where: none too fragile theatre
1835 Merriman Rd
Akron, Ohio 44221
Details:
1. Email [email protected] to RSVP
(Please name character of interest)
2. Attach Resume & Headshot
3. Audition Consists of Cold Reads from script
4. AEA & Non-Union Applicants considered

Rehearsals Dates: September 3rd - 26th, 2019
Performance Dates: Sept. 27th - Oct.12th, 2019

THE STORY:
What happens when you discover you're not alone in your body? After a tragedy devastates tiny Dove Creek, Colorado, the mysteries begin. Three lonely people bind together as their lives & bodies begin heralding events far beyond their comprehension. But are they preparing for a miracle or succumbing to madness?

Character Break Down:

Meaghan - Female/ High School Senior/ 17 - Any Ethnicity

Phyllis - Female /A Bank Manager /40's -
Any Ethnicity

Earl - Male / A Butcher / 50's / Any Ethnicity

Akron's none too fragile theatre continues it's 2019 Off-Broadway Series with Prodigal Son by John Patrick Shanley, Marc...
03/16/2019

Akron's none too fragile theatre continues it's 2019 Off-Broadway Series with Prodigal Son
by John Patrick Shanley, March 22 - April 6th!

Tickets Now Available @ nonetoofragile.com

THE STORY:
A 17-year-old boy from the Bronx suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kids a star or a disaster? A passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction.

Starring:
Mary Werntz, Jacob Eeg, *Bryant Carroll,
Doug Sutherland, & Zach Palumbo

Directed by **Sean Derry

Tickets Now Available @ nonetoofragile.com

*(Actors Equity Association Member)
**(SDC Member)

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Akron's "none too fragile (theatre) gets under skin with Yankee Tavern conspiracy thriller..."-Kerry ClawsonAkron Beacon...
02/13/2019

Akron's "none too fragile (theatre) gets under skin with Yankee Tavern conspiracy thriller..."
-Kerry Clawson
Akron Beacon Journal

Advanced Tickets Now Available @ nonetoofragile.com!

https://www.ohio.com/news/20190211/review-none-too-fragile-cast-gets-under-skin-with-yankee-tavern-conspiracy-thriller

Story: Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all…a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don’t know can hurt you.

Starring Diana Frankhauser, Robert Branch, Nicholas Chokan & *Jeff HaffnerGardner!

Directed by ** Sean Derry.

(*Actors Equity Association Member)
(** Stage Director & Coreographers Society Member)

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Akron's none too fragile theatre kicks-off it's 2019 "Off-Broadway" Series with:                         Yankee Tavern  ...
01/29/2019

Akron's none too fragile theatre kicks-off
it's 2019 "Off-Broadway" Series with:

Yankee Tavern
By Steven Dietz

Story: Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all…a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don’t know can hurt you.

2019 Season Memberships &
Advance Individual Tickets Now Available!
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Akron's none too fragile theatre is proud to announce their 2019 "Off-Broadway" Series!            Yankee Tavern by Stev...
01/18/2019

Akron's none too fragile theatre is proud to announce their 2019 "Off-Broadway" Series!

Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz
February 8th - 23rd

Prodigal Son by John Patrick Shanley
March 22nd - April 6th

Two by Jim Cartwright
May 10th - 25th

Boogieban by DC Fidler
August 2nd & 3rd

Woody's Order by Ann Talman
August 16th - 31st

These Mortal Hosts by Eric Coble
September 27th - October 12th

Neville's Island by Tim Firth
November 8th - 23rd

*Advanced Tickets Now Available*
@ nonetoofragile.com

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The Sun has set on 2018 & all of us here at Akron's none too fragile theatre look back on the last twelve months with im...
01/13/2019

The Sun has set on 2018 & all of us here at Akron's none too fragile theatre look back on the last twelve months with immense gratitude & pride for the on going recognition of our sweat, blood & tears. "Thank you..."

2018 Awards/Recognitions

“Year after year, some of the best theater in Northeast Ohio is happening in a black box behind Pub Bricco in Akron, home to none too fragile. The company continued that tradition with the world premiere of Boogieban…its birth here is something to celebrate…The play’s message about the human cost of war is timely and uncompromising; the lived-in performances of (David) Peacock and (Travis) Teffner are two of the most affecting and memorable of 2018. The climactic scene…ambushes you like sniper fire.”
~Andrea Simakis
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Standouts on Northeast Ohio Stages 2018
Top 10 Productions of 2018
*Boogieban - none too fragile

https://www.cleveland.com/onstage/2018/12/year-in-review-2018-from-american-dreams-to-boogieban-standouts-on-northeast-ohio-stages.html

Cleveland Critics Circle 2018 Awards Superior Achievement Non-Musical Production
*Freakstorm, none too fragile
*Boogieban, none too fragile

Best Actor, Non-Musical
*David Peacock and Travis Teffner
Boogieban - none too fragile

Rising Star
*Brooke Turner
Bloomsday - none too fragile

Superior Achievement, Director Non-Musical
*Sean Derry
Boogieban - none too fragile

Superior Achievement, Lighting Design
*Marcus Dana
Freakstorm - none too fragile

Superior Achievement, Sound Design
*Brian Kenneth Armour
Boogieban - none too fragile

Best World Premiere in the Cleveland Area
*Boogieban - none too fragile

http://clevelandtheaterreviews.blogspot.com/2018/12/cleveland-critics-circle-2018-theater.html?m=1

Cleveland Scene Theater Awards 2018
Best Play(s) of the Year
*Boogieban - none too fragile

Best Duo Performance(s) of the Year
*David Peacock and Travis Teffner
Boogieban - none too fragile

Best Director(s) of the Year
*Sean Derry
Boogieban - none too fragile

Best Sound Design(s) of the Year
*Brian Kenneth Armour
Boogieban - none too fragile

https://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/huzzah-cleveland-scene-theater-awards-2018/Content?oid=27631247

Broadway World
Cleveland Professional Theater Tributes - 2018

Top 15 Theatrical Achievements of 2018
*Bloomsday - none too fragile
*Boogieban - none too fragile
*Freakstorm - none too fragile
*Sean Derry & none too fragile:
- For the world premiere of Boogieban, its upcoming tour in Chicago and New York, and the theater’s consistent excellence in production quality.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiJ3f-Yv-nfAhVB4IMKHQPHCF8QzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.broadwayworld.com%2Fcleveland%2Farticle%2FBWW-Review-BWW-CLE-Professional-Theater-Tributes--2018-20181228&psig=AOvVaw0lVyslKUowVhuO25DHLvQ1&ust=1547425461793649

Cleveland Jewish News Awards
Best Cleveland Theater of 2018
Best Comedy
*Bloomsday - none too fragile

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiJ3f-Yv-nfAhVB4IMKHQPHCF8QzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.broadwayworld.com%2Fcleveland%2Farticle%2FBWW-Review-BWW-CLE-Professional-Theater-Tributes--2018-20181228&psig=AOvVaw0lVyslKUowVhuO25DHLvQ1&ust=1547425461793649

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"...this two-hander builds inexorably to a climactic scene that is so emotionally wrenching you feel it in your bones."~...
11/24/2018

"...this two-hander builds inexorably to a climactic scene that is so emotionally wrenching you feel it in your bones."
~Christine Howey (Clevelend Scene Magazine)

Akron's own, none too fragile theatre, continues it's World Premeire of Boogieban by DC Fidler through December 8th!

Get your advanced tickets NOW @ nonetoogragile.com!

Story: Boogieban explores the lasting affects of war upon two soldiers of different eras. Together, the two men launch on parallel journeys of the heart that will change them forever.

Starring *David Peacock & Travis Teffner

Directed by Sean Derry

*(Actors Equity Member)

https://m.clevescene.com/cleveland/the-curse-of-war-bedevils-two-military-men-in-this-world-premiere-at-none-too-fragile/Content?oid=26497936

https://www.ohio.com/news/20181120/review-soldiers-expose-psychological-wounds-in-boogieban-at-none-too-fragile

https://www.ohio.com/news/20181110/two-man-drama-boogieban-to-have-world-premiere-at-none-too-fragile

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Great Show as always Sean and Alanna!
On Clover Road is an intense, highly suspenseful and powerful play and NTF’s rendition had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It kicked my comfortable life in the ass with disturbingly raw, edgy, convincing performances inspiring both spine-tingling dread and a sense of relief. It left me feeling very, very Fragile.
Another wow and bow to this last performance. Witty, unexpectedly delightful dialog, fantastic accents, unique story line, and brilliant staging made this show another outstanding experience. Keeps us coming back again and again...and yet again... (Loved the reference ‘Devil’s Island’) You guys rock it every single time.
Look at this Sean Derry and Alanna Romansky in Carlisle Pa this weekend saw this theater’s season.
Will new space be accessible for aug. 23rd show?
Congrats to None Too Fragile on your New Home. Perfect location, great space, good business move. Awesome!!!
Excited for your new location and to see you grow!!! However, we were wondering how to plan our next date night at the theater.... we generally enjoy a bottle of wine with your show?
GREAT SHOWS, GREAT ACTORS.....GREAT PLACE.....IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN THERE......YOU ARE MISSING A TRULY GREAT NIGHT OUT!!!!!!!
The plays that we have seen here have been awesome. I love the cozy atmosphere and the small venue. The actors are always amazing and the plays thought provoking....love love this place!
We have been to your theater a few times and really enjoy it. Hopefully, we can come again in the near future.
Simply a great show, & fantastic new talent for the lead role, bravo
Any news yet about 2019 season auditions?