2021-22 Season

Each year, the Playhouse is proud to partner with many of the region's community arts centers and other community venues to bring three plays "off the hill" to families throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. This season we will open with a virtual production and hope to be live for the final production. 


Snow White

By Greg Banks
Oct. 22 - Nov. 14, 2021

A Virtual Production
This is not your usual "Once Upon a Time." It's a wild, hilarious two-person play. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves are portrayed by two extraordinary, whip-smart, super-fast actors who play Snow White, the huntsman, the prince and all seven dwarves. Join the fun and expect the unexpected in this fabulous fairy tale with a you-won't-see-it-coming twist!

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Hare and Tortoise

By Brendan Murray
Jan. 22 - Feb. 20, 2022

A Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person) Production
Meet two competing friends in this fantastic adaptation of Aesop's fable. Hare and Tortoise tells the sweet story of opposites and friendship. From sun-shining spring to snow-falling winter, this much-loved tale is brimming with ideas, characters and wonderful physicality — all leading up to their famous race and its nail-biting, medal-winning end. 

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The Little Mermaid

Based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen
By Mike Kenny
April 9 - May 8, 2022

A Live, In-Person Production
Far below the crashing waves of the ocean's surface lives a young mermaid. Enthralled by the unknown world above the sea, the Little Mermaid finds herself falling in love with a mysterious human. After a vicious storm throws him from his ship, she saves him but must make a deal with the evil sea witch. Will she break the spell and find true happiness? Young theatregoers will delight in this magical, charming adaptation. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you don't see the answer to your question below, contact the community arts center you'd like to attend.

How can I reserve tickets for Off the Hill shows?
Each community arts center or venue coordinates the ticket sales for its Off the Hill performances. Visit the page for the show you are interested in above for information and links to reserve tickets.

How much do Off the Hill tickets cost?
Tickets for Off the Hill — whether the show is virtual or in person — are free. Registration is required.

What are the recommended ages for each performance?
Recommended ages, as well as additional information about the plays, can be found on the individual production page for your show.

How long does each show last?
Each show is between approximately 45 and 60 minutes long.

May I take pictures of the show?
Recording and videotaping during the performance are prohibited. If you would like to take a photo of your family streaming the production on your TV or computer screen, feel free! If you share it on social media, please tag the Playhouse in your post — we want to see!


Community Arts Center Partners

Find a location near you:


5021 Whetsel Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum
3738 Eastern Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226

Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center (The Barn)
6980 Cambridge Ave.
Mariemont, Ohio 45227


Kennedy Heights Arts Center
6546 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45213


Sunset Players at Dunham Recreation Center
1945 Dunham Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238

Prospect House
682 Hawthorne Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45205


Evendale Cultural Arts Center
10500 Reading Rd.
Evendale, Ohio 45241

9158 Winton Rd., Building A
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231


Oxford Community Arts Center
10 South College Ave.
Oxford, Ohio 45056

Lebanon Theatre Company
10 S. Mechanic St.
Lebanon, OH 45036


Boone County Library
1786 Burlington Pike
Burlington, KY 41005




Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.