Activity on Cincinnati stages slows down considerably during the summer, but the creative thinkers at Know Theatre plan to keep you entertained with something new and different: a summer-long series of episodic plays by local playwrights called Serials! They’ve mapped out an addictive attraction, inspired by “must-see TV” but live onstage. A half-dozen zany pilots will be presented on Monday, with subsequent one-night-only episodes at two-week intervals.
The writers — including Trey Tatum and Jon Kovach, who just had blockbuster shows during the Cincinnati Fringe — will keep the stories going based on audience feedback. So far we have meat falling from the sky, an NSA spook monitoring a contentious couple, a kid who won’t go to a funeral, a philosophical fetus, a suicidal pair competing over techniques and more … episodes continue every other week until the middle of September, complete with cliffhangers. Recaps will catch you up.
8 p.m. Monday, July 21; season finales Sept. 8. $15. Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-300-5669, knowtheatre.com