Know Theatre of Cincinnati

The Fisherman’s Wife


A sex farce. With Sea Creatures.

Vanessa and Cooper’s marriage is on the rocks. She wants adventure (especially in the bedroom). He is compelled to fish the uncaring sea. Their relationship seems doomed to lethal monotony until a pair of magical sea creatures with erotomania and an “Alternatively Attractive” traveling salesman with a bag full of mysterious wares come to town. With talismans, tentacles, and puppets, you are in for a wild night by the seashore!

Playwright Steve Yockey (author of Know Theatre’s 2014 hit Pluto) draws inspiration from a famous Japanese erotic woodcut, “The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife,” to craft a story of a marriage in crisis that’s naughty, hilarious, and a little shocking.

June 24-July 16, 2016.
Wed-Saturday at 8pm.
Sunday at 3pm.

Note that Fisherman’s Wife contains strong language and sexual situations. It is recommended for adults only.

  • Creative Team

    director, lighting & sound designer – Andrew J. Hungerford
    assisstant director – Sara Swartout
    scenic & prop designer, scenic charge – Sarah Beth Hall
    costume designer – Noelle Wedig
    puppet designer – Brandon Johnston


    James Creque as Thomas Bell
    Cal Harris as Cooper Minnow
    Miranda Mcgee as Vanessa Minnow
    Eileen Earnest as Squid
    Andrew Ian Adams as Octopus

  • Here’s more info on the show from our blog!

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Production Sponsors

Production Sponsor
Drew Gores & George H. Warrington, Dan & Fran Bailey