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Welcome to our new blog! Here, we'll provide you with a behind-the-scenes look at the Playhouse through interviews, videos, guest contributors and more.

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Five Questions with Evan Alexander Smith
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Evan Alexander Smith makes his debut at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as a slew of characters in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.



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Mommy Bloggers: Writers, Humorists and the Columnists of Today
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Erma Bombeck began writing columns in 1964 for her community’s newspaper using wit and wisdom that revealed the realities of being a suburban housewife and mother. The landscape of journalism has changed greatly since Bombeck’s day, and today the Internet has given writers endless opportunities to self-publish online as bloggers. Comprised of various niches, blogging allows writers to share their lives and experiences, and connect with readers based on shared interests.

“Mommy bloggers,” as they call themselves, make up an online community that sheds light on the world of parenting and motherhood. While some of these blogs focus on new and different ways to care for one’s family, others poke fun at their own misadventures using humor and sarcasm—much like Bombeck did with her columns. We’ve provided a list of more light-hearted and comical mommy bloggers here.



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Five Questions with Brian Owen
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Brian Owen makes his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.



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Five Questions with Nisi Sturgis
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Nisi Sturgis makes her Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut as Actress One in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.



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Five Questions with Jacob James
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Jacob James makes his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut as Doctor Watson in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.



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Humor and Grit: Capturing Erma Bombeck
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Barbara Chisholm, who plays Erma Bombeck in Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, sheds light into her character development of this trailblazing woman.



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Follow a Trail of Clues to Baskerville Hall
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The world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson has been a beloved one for generations, and it comes to life at the Playhouse with Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. In this classic mystery, the gloomy and foreboding world of fog, quicksand, moors and monsters combine to create a dizzying web of clues. Holmes and Watson must unravel them quickly if they hope to save the latest heir to the Baskerville fortune from a centuries-old curse.



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Erma Bombeck Book Club, Featuring Playwrights Allison Engel and Margaret Engel
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It’s likely no surprise that theatre fans are 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.



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A Thrill Ride of Spooky Suprises
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Brendon Fox, director of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, discusses how he’s revived a literary favorite while leaving exciting surprises along the way.



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