Beginning in 1918 for the Cincinnati Enquirer, Robert F. Schulkers's childhood adventures detailed what daily life was like for children in the Cincinnati area. His tales of Seckatary Hawkins and his cohorts soon grew into syndicated weekly stories in newspapers around the country, novels, comic strips, radio serials and a national fan club.
Now, on the 100th Anniversary of his creation, Queen City Flash is bringing Seckatary Hawkins back down to the river banks where he began his adventures in a brand-new flahsmob-style play.
It's 1918. America is at war! Meanwhile, on the home front, a ragtag group of mischievious boys are waging their own battles against boredom as a self-described "Rejiment." Join Seckatary Hawkins, and his lovable young cohorts, as they protect the river banks from the Pelham Gang, a rival rejiment from across the river.
HOW DOES THE FLASHMOB WORK?
STEP 1: REGISTER FOR FREE TICKETS
Don’t worry that we haven’t told you where you’re seeing the show, the mystery is part of the fun.Pay special attention to notices concerning accessibility and parking.
STEP 2: BE PATIENT
Looking for something to do while you wait? Check out the adventures of Seckatary Hawkins from the Cincinnati Library.
STEP 3: RECEIVE YOUR ORDERS
At 3:00 p.m. on the day of the performance (noon for matinees), you will receive an email with a map and parking instructions to the secret location for that night’s show. Don’t forget to pack a picnic, blanket, and a sweater for chilly Fall weather.
We think revealing your secret location is part of the fun – but if you need advance notice of locations for any reason, reach out to us at [email protected]
STEP 4: GET INTO TROUBLE DOWN ON THE RIVER
Share your picnic. Enjoy the sunset. Performances are roughly 90 minutes, and social media is encouraged. Feel free to post, tag, like and filter throughout the show, and don’t forget the hashtag #Seckatary!