Special Events

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

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: Islam in the Media
Featuring Ash-har Quraishi and Shakila Ahmad, moderated by Playhouse Artistic Director Blake Robison

Explore representations of Islam in the media. 

About Ash-har Quraishi:
Ash-har Quraishi is an Emmy Award-winning television journalist, producer and filmmaker with more than 15 years of international, investigative and long-form reporting/production experience. He currently reports for NBC5 in Chicago. Before that he was the chief Midwest correspondent for Al Jazeera America. Previously he reported for WTTW’s flagship nightly news magazine show Chicago Tonight and was a CNN international correspondent and bureau chief. His reporting and photography has been featured on CNN, The PBS NewsHour, A&E, The Oprah Winfrey Show and in The New York Times. In 2011, he co-produced the award-winning documentary Fordson about the Arab-American experience in post 9/11 America. The film released in theatres nationwide and screened at the U.S. State Department. The acclaimed documentary premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and won major festival awards around the country. After receiving the award for Best U.S. Documentary Feature at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, the Academy Award-winning director called the film, "Powerful ... intelligent ... moving ... One of the best documentaries I’ve seen this year." His work has been honored with numerous awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, The Society of Professional Journalists, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Press Club of Atlantic City and the Chicago Headline Club. He has been awarded a CINE Golden Eagle Award, a Peter Lisagor Award, four National Headliners and, in 2010, was an IRE Award finalist. He is a five-time Emmy Award winner and has received five Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2004 Triangle Media Group named him one of the top 50 South Asian Global Achievers in Mass Media.

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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Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Box Office closing hours may vary based on performance schedule.

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