Michael made his Playhouse debut in Avenue X (2001), and he is thrilled to return this season as Rochester in Jane Eyre.
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This month, actress Margaret Ivey moves into the spotlight as Jane Eyre in Polly Teale’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, under the direction of Playhouse Associate Artist KJ Sanchez. She brings to life the beloved literary heroine in a production that echoes the novel’s thrilling and psychological drama. The show is nuanced and stylized, allowing the audience to see the story through a new perspective.
In 2015, American Theatre interviewed the playwrights featured at the Humana Festival of New American Plays. One of them was then newcomer Jen Silverman, who premiered The Roommate — a two-hander play about a 50-something divorced woman who finds a roommate for her Iowa home.
On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Artistic Director Blake Robison announced Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s 2017-18 season. Full of favorites and world premieres, we’re excited to present these beloved stories that are sure to entertain, charm and inspire you.
It’s likely no surprise that theatre fans are also often avid readers. A good story is a good story, after all. This year some of the best stories in the Playhouse season — from A Prayer for Owen Meany and Jane Eyre to Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End — were all inspired by great books.