The Disappearance of Nicole Jacobs


(1M/2F) | 60 minutes

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF NICOLE JACOBS, part 1: the sister will be presented May 31 - June 10, 2017 as a part of the 14th Cincinnati Fringe Festival

directed by Bridget Leak

featuring Miranda McGee, Henry Eden & Cassie Delicath


Search Parties Don't Always Turn Up What You're Looking For.

Crystal Jacobs, the sister, carries the torch for her missing sister Nicole while working thru grief in total isolation. Enter Daniel, Nicole's boyfriend. One early morning, before dawn, before the news vans, before the eyes of world are back on them, two lost souls will discover hope in a unconventional way - while the missing peer on.

Cassie Delicath as Nicole Jacobs. photo by Dan R. Winters

Cassie Delicath as Nicole Jacobs. photo by Dan R. Winters


“Trey Tatum is a yarn-spinner in the great Southern tradition. His story about a young woman who has wandered into the woods and disappeared is filled with detail, suspicion and more than a few tears.”

”Bridget Leak’s direction graces it with an always-present sense of Gothic creepiness.”
— David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer, June 6, 2017

read David's full article here.

“I’m envious of Trey Tatum and his giftedness. Poetic but not, his words drip out of the right actors mouth like maple syrup and honey and bittersweet chocolate. He is an amazing storyteller and understands people from their inner core that sets him apart from his peers. And he’s funny, with a dark sense of humor that stays accessible to the mainstream.”
— Kirk Sheppard, The Sappy Critic, June 3, 2017

read Kirk's full review here.

“Writer Trey Tatum and director Bridget Leak are at the helm of this Queen City Flash tale of a missing teen in Tatum’s wonderfully awry Alabama.”

”I felt that some trimming might have helped the actors land some of the emotional nuances. But that’s a hard call to make when you have a script in hand by Trey Tatum, a rich storyteller.”
— Stacy Sims, CityBeat, Jun 1, 2017

read Stacy's full review here.

“For such a heavy topic, Tatum brings a nice balance of humor to the script that never seems forced.”

”Perhaps the best compliment I can pay to the show is that I’m looking forward to see what comes next in Part 2.”
— Rob Bucher, Behind The Curtain Cincinnati, June 1, 2017