View the 2021-22 Season Lineup

Live, In-Person at the Playhouse
Explore our upcoming mainstage production season, with shows in the Marx Theatre and the Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre!

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Pod Plays

Listen to an audio play, outdoors, for free!
Pod Plays each take place in a unique location in Cincinnati. You’ll be guided through the space as the story unfolds, interacting with the same views, spots and markers as the characters in the story you’re streaming. Pod Plays include The AviatorsRichie and Blanche, Akin and The Edge of Town.

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CCM Audio Plays

Audio Plays by University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music
Listen to these pieces for free in any order you choose. They represent a year-long collaboration that reached into many corners of Cincinnati. Students from all over UC and local professional writers, commissioned by the CCM Playwrights Workshop.

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Past 2020-21 Season

  

Schueler Group presents

An Evening with The Bengsons

June 25 and 26

Live, In-Person in the Marx Theatre
Married folk-rock duo The Bengsons will present a collection of their songs in this entertaining concert-style, theatrical memoir. If you loved any of the intimate musicals presented in the Rosenthal Shelterhouse, you’ll want to experience An Evening with The Bengsons!

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Schueler Group presents

The Skivvies: Live and Literally In-Person!

May 26 and 27

Live, In-Person in the Marx Theatre
A comedy-pop, "undie"-rock event! Performing stripped down arrangements of eclectic covers and eccentric originals, not only is the music stripped down — cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica — but the Skivvies (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley) literally strip down to their underwear to perform.

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Upstanders Onstage

May 8, 16 and 23

A Series of Free, Outdoor Events
Featuring an eclectic mix of scenes, monologues, spoken-word poetry and music, the events highlight artists who are using art to create dialogue and affect change in the world. Each evening has a different line-up of artists and content.

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Schueler Group presents

Higher and Higher: A Rock 'N Soul Party with Chester Gregory

April 30 - May 2

Live, In-Person in the Marx Theatre
Broadway star and recording artist Chester Gregory expertly honors the legends of Rock and Soul. Featuring a sensational band, hit songs include "I Got You (I Feel Good)," "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," and "My Girl." Presented by Artists Lounge Live.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park presents

The Catastrophist

By Lauren M. Gunderson
Directed by Jasson Minadakis
A co-production of Marin Theatre Company and Round House Theatre
Cost: $25/household
Streaming April 26 – May 23

A Virtual World Premiere
How do you plan for catastrophe? Playwright Lauren Gunderson (The Revolutionists and Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley) returns with a time-jumping tale based on the life and work of Nathan Wolfe (who also happens to be her husband).

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Dragons Love Tacos

By Ernie Nolan
Adapted from the book by Adam Rubin
April 16 - May 16

A Virtual Off the Hill Production!
Do you know what dragons really love? Tacos, of course! Chicken tacos, beef tacos, big tacos and tiny tacos. As a boy and his dog watch a television show about dragons, they unexpectedly get caught up in the “Dos and Don’ts” of what to feed them. But if they accidentally eat spicy salsa, watch out! Recommended for ages 3 and up.

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The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Script by Jerome Hairston
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Feb. 12 - Feb. 28, 2021

A Virtual Off the Hill Production!
The artistic world of beloved author Ezra Jack Keats unfolds onstage! Follow the adventures of Peter and his friends through heartwarming stories about the wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure and the excitement of sending the perfect letter to a friend. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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The Wind in the Willows

By Toby Hulse From the Book by Kenneth Grahame
Oct. 16 - Nov. 8, 2020

A Virtual Off the Hill Production!
This classic tale of four animal friends in the English countryside comes to life! In this witty and magical adaptation, humble and friendly Mole leaves behind his spring cleaning to explore the Thames riverbank. With Ratty, Toad and Badger, he embarks on thrilling and daring adventures. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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Nancy Brew Zoom Dunnit

Written by Margot H.G. Manburg
Nov. 12 and 13, 2020
Feb. 17-20, 2021

A Virtual Zoom Event
In this interactive whodunnit hosted via Zoom, armchair detectives can log in from home to track down the culprit of a crime. Participants will break out into teams, observe scenes, track clues and interact with characters to solve a mystery, virtually.

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Children of the Corn Maze

Written by Trey Tatum
Oct. 24, 2020
Burger Farm and Garden Center

An Outdoor Performance
There are whispers of supernatural events and sightings of monstrous creatures, and everything is becoming a little spookier than usual. What secrets are lurking in the fields? What sinister surprises are in store? With fun nods to horror and thriller favorites from Stephen King to Ghostbusters, a twisted tale unfolds as audiences walk the haunted trail in this immersive, theatrical experience.

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Shadow Cast Film Series

Mariemont Theatre

An Off the Grid Performance
See your favorite films brought to life in front of the big screen! What's a Shadow Cast? Shadow cast film viewings feature artists reenacting cult classic films in front of a live audience as the movie plays on the big screen behind them — a la The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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