Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Sunrise Coven

Sunrise Coven by Brendan Bourque-Sheil. A comedy about healers and healing and witchcraft and paramaceuticals in a town that's barely hanging on.

“It’s no small thing, when your drug dealer dumps you. I would think it occasions a self-reflection.”

What could go wrong when you’re running a discount pharmacy with a witchy New Age shop as your cover? 

Sunrise Coven is a sharp-tongued comedy about healers, healing, pharmaceuticals, and witchcraft in a little town that’s just barely hanging on.

Keywords: comedy · addiction · community · healing

Rated: R (language, adult themes)

Run Time: 2 hours plus one 15 minute intermission.

Pandemic Safety: Please note that masks will be required for all audience members during the run of Sunrise Coven. Read more about our health and safety policies.


Video on demand is currently available, and live performances will resume August 25-28.

Creative Team

Director: Holly L. Derr
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Andrew Hungerford
Costume Designer: Noelle Wedig-Johnston
Sound Designer: Douglas Borntrager
Props Designer & Scenic Artist: Danielle Robison
Stage Manager: Grace Wohlschlegel
Technical Director: Jim Stark


Michael Burnham … Jax
Denise Dal Vera* … Hallie
Julie Locker … Winter Moon
Resa Mishina … Annie
Ryan-Chavez Richmond … Ethan

Note: for August 25-28, the role of Jax will be played by Jim Stark*

*appears courtesy Actors’ Equity Association

Read more about our team in our digital playbill.

Video on demand is available for all remaining performance dates.

A note on video and audio in livestream and video on demand performances:
Our video on demand performance was captured via an HD single camera on Saturday August 13, as though you’re seated with us in the audience. The sound for Sunrise Coven was captured live from overstage microphones. You’ll hear the sound design, the actors, and the audience as they exist in the theatre. Covid safety protocols require our ventilation system to be running for the duration of the show, which means there is a constant rumble of background noise very close to our microphones. Through the magic of technology, we process the audio in real time in order to reduce the impact of that air handling noise. This can result in audio that sounds a little “tinny.” We work to balance our sound to provide the best possible experience, but it will be inherently different than you might expect from a big budget film or television show. We’re continuously experimenting to improve the quality of the livestream with the resources we have available. Our goal is to someday be able to offer live captioning, but it is, unfortunately, cost prohibitive at this time. Even with these constraints, we hope that you’ll enjoy the experience of joining us digitally!