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All the Roads Home
By Jen SilvermanThompson Shelterhouse | March 25 - April 23, 2017
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Chase your dreams.
From one of the country’s most exciting up-and-coming playwrights comes this poignant world premiere about three generations of women and the legacies they inherit. In the 1950s, teenager Madeleine runs away to New York with hopes of becoming a dancer. Twenty years later, her own headstrong daughter Max, a wannabe cowboy, rebels against the same small-town Massachusetts life that drove her mother away. Fast forward 30 more years, and Max’s daughter Nix travels the country as a musician, chasing a fantasy that may or may not be her own. As the daughters face the ripple effect of their mothers’ choices, they wrestle with their own half-buried dreams and desires in this coming-of-age story.
Advisory: All the Roads Home is appropriate for adult and older teenage audiences. This coming-of-age story contains strong adult language, sexual content and other mature themes.
Running Time: The show runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission.
Season Design Sponsor
Allan Berliant and Jennie Rosenthal Berliant Family Fund
Season Sponsor of New Work
The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation
The Roads Not Taken
Prologue, March 2017
At the heart of All the Roads Home are three resilient, independent young women: a daring wannabe dancer who’s full of hope, a rebellious teen eager to escape and a strong but lonely musician struggling to find her true voice.Read More
Looking Across Generations
Prologue, March 2017
All the Roads Home playwright Jen Silverman took time before the show went into rehearsal to talk about her inspiration for the story, the script’s unique structure and when she knew she’d be a writer.Read More
March 25, 2017, at 8 p.m.; March 26, 2017, at 7 p.m.; March 28, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; March 29, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! Preview performance tickets are discounted and begin at just $35. Not valid with other discounts.
March 30, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres by Vonderhaar's Catering.
Meet the Artists
April 2, 2017, at 2 p.m.; April 9, 2017, at 2 p.m.; April 12, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; April 20, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Join in stimulating discussions with cast and crew following the performances.
Playhouse Perspectives: American Feminist History Panel
Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m.
In a partnership with the Women’s City Club of Cincinnati, the Playhouse will host a panel on American feminist history as a part of the Playhouse Perspectives series. Attendees will move through a series of presentations that cover historical and modern feminist movements. Each presentation will be facilitated by local feminist activists and experts, providing a safe space to explore the female experience during the time periods reflected in All the Roads Home.
Join us on Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to learn more about the foundations of American feminism. All Playhouse Perspectives events are free and open to the public but space is limited, so reserve your spot with our Box Office at 513-421-3888. The Playhouse Perspectives series is supported by a generous grant from Roderick and Barbara Barr.
April 21, 2017
Pre-Show Cocktail Party: 6:30 p.m.
All the Roads Home Performance: 8 p.m. — Post-Show Reception to Follow
Join us for our third annual Playhouse Pride event! This celebratory evening with the LGBTQA community will focus on a performance of All the Roads Home. The show resonates strongly not only with LGBTQA audiences but with all who have struggled with familial relationships and reconciliation. The event will feature a pre-show cocktail party with fine fare provided by Jeff Thomas Catering and a post-show reception featuring live music.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to PFLAG, a non-profit organization of volunteers who offer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals, families and friends in a safe and caring environment.
Tickets are available to the public through the Box Office for $90 (includes donation to PFLAG, pre-show reception, tickets to the show and post-show reception). Subscribers may upgrade their tickets to attend the pre-show reception. All ticket buyers in the audience will be invited to stay for the post show reception.