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Unlocking the Memory

September 5, 2019
Natalie Koking
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Director Blake Robison shares his perspective on Margaret Atwood’s mind-bending thriller Alias Grace.

A Closer Look at the Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre Remodel

August 30, 2019
Natalie Koking
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Over the summer, the Playhouse underwent renovations to the newly renamed Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre. Capital Projects Manager Phil Rundle offers historical information, project details and additional insight on the remodel.

A Mystery of the Mind

August 29, 2019
Natalie Koking
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Based on the novel by master storyteller Margaret Atwood, the spine-tingling mystery of Alias Grace will chill you to the bone.

Nationally Recognized. Locally Crafted.

September 26, 2018
Aly Michaud
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For each Playhouse production, a team of nationally recognized designers partners with our resident crew at the Gilbert Avenue Scene Shop to bring to life the world of the story as envisioned by the director.

ICYMI: College Students Save Big

August 3, 2018
Natalie Koking
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You don’t need to hop a Megabus to New York to experience some of the very best of American theatre. The two-time Tony Award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park invites college students to check out top-notch theatre at seriously affordable prices.

The Feminine Mystique Through Erma Bombeck's Lens

June 28, 2017
Aly Michaud
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In 1963, suburban housewives rushed out of their homes to purchase what would quickly become one of the most subversive books of the decade: "The Feminine Mystique," written by feminist author and activist Betty Friedan.

Erma Bombeck Book Club, Featuring Playwrights Allison Engel and Margaret Engel

June 28, 2017
Aly Michaud
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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.

In Conversation with Playwright Ayad Akhtar

June 20, 2017
Natalie Koking
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Linda Lombardi, Arena Stage production dramaturg, interviews DISGRACED playwright Ayad Akhtar about the cultural and personal significance of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Free Playhouse Perspectives Events Enhance DISGRACED Performances

June 20, 2017
Natalie Koking
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Audiences across the country have reacted strongly and emotionally to Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize winner DISGRACED. Artistic Director Blake Robison chose to include the show in the Playhouse’s 2016-17 season because of the important conversation it inspires.

The Essential Ayad Akhtar

June 20, 2017
Natalie Koking
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Playwright Ayad Akhtar has known he wanted to be a writer for years, but it took him time to find his voice. Once he did, he’s been prolific, winning significant acclaim and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for DISGRACED, which opens the Playhouse’s 2016-17 Thompson Shelterhouse season.