Special Events

The cast of Merrily We Roll Along, 2012. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

A Prayer for Owen Meany Book Club

Aug. 29 and Sept. 19, 2016, at 7 p.m.
at Joseph-Beth Booksellers' Rookwood location

This season, in partnership with Joseph-Beth Booksellers, the Playhouse is launching a book club for audience members interested in better understanding the process of adapting a book from the page to the stage. Playhouse book club participants are invited to attend special discussion events. We’ll talk about the book itself: the plot and characters, the overarching themes, how you might imagine it translates to a theatrical setting and even the challenges you see in adapting the story. Discussions that take place after you’ve seen the play focus on what excited and surprised you and how members of the artistic team approached the show.

Books can be purchased or ordered through Joseph-Beth. Discussion events are free, but registration is required in advance through the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888.

A Prayer for Owen Meany Wine Pairing Dinner

Thursdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2016, at 6 p.m.

Join us before Thursday evening performances of A Prayer for Owen Meany for a special wine pairing dinner. Four-course dinners start at 6 p.m. for $32 per person.

The menu features:

First Course: Antipasto skewer with olive, sundried tomato, pesto fresh mozzarella and prosciutto, paired with Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand. 

Second Course: Lime crab salad with arugula, crabmeat, orange segments, hazelnuts, four-year aged smoked gouda and lime vinaigrette, paired with Canon 13 Chardonnay California. 

Third Course: Brisket Wellington, a braised brisket with potato croquette, asparagus, corn, onions and mushroom cream, paired with Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon Washington. 

Fourth Course: Mocha chocolate panna cotta with cherry almond brittle, paired with Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte.

Dinners are catered by Tano Bistro & Catering with wine distributed by Heidelberg Distributing Company. To reserve your dinner, call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888.  

Playhouse Perspectives Events for Disgraced

Sept. 26, 2016, and Oct. 10, 2016, at 7 p.m.

Go beyond the play to increase your own knowledge about Islam. The Playhouse will host discussions on two Monday evenings during the show's run.

Sept. 26: Getting to Know Your American Muslim Neighbors
Featuring representatives from the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

Gain a better understanding of Islam and what it means to be an American Muslim today.

Oct. 10: Muslims in the Media
Featuring Gordon Robison and Shakila Ahmad, moderated by Playhouse Artistic Director Blake Robison

Explore representations of Muslims in the media. 

About Gordon Robison:
Gordon Robison is a journalist and analyst with decades of experience in the Middle East. He has worked for Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera English, ABC, CNN and the Fox News Channel, for whom he served as Baghdad Bureau chief. Robison is currently the U.S. affairs columnist at Gulf News, a daily newspaper published in Dubai and read throughout the Persian Gulf. His writing has also appeared in The Washington TimesAtlanta Journal-ConstitutionMiami HeraldU.S. News & World ReportThe Financial Times and London's Sunday Times. He has taught Islamic culture and history at Emerson College and Middle East politics for the University of Vermont. Mr. Robison is a graduate of Pomona College and of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

About Shakila Ahmad: 
Shakila Ahmad is president of the board of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC) and an enthusiastic community leader who has dedicated herself to numerous civic and community causes for more than 20 years. She simultaneously has had a busy professional career and serves as the director of management at the Allergy and Asthma Specialty Center. Additionally, she has or currently serves on the executive board of directors of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, YWCA Cincinnati as racial justice vice chair, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Ohio Humanities Council, University of Cincinnati Foundation and the President's Advisory Council at Xavier University. An active member of ICGC’s board of trustees since 1995, she was the first female and the youngest to serve at that time. She is a founding member of ICGC’s Muslim Mothers Against Violence initiative. She has been blessed with a number of awards including The Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year 2001, Women to Watch 2014, Lighthouse Beacon of Light Humanitarian Award, Leadership Cincinnati Distinguished Alumni 2015 and LEAD magazine Influencer for West Chester/Liberty.

Events are free, but reservations are required through the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888.

Playhouse Perspectives is supported by a generous grant from Roderick and Barbara Barr.



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