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Memorial Service for Lois Rosenthal on Sept. 15 at PIP

Lois Rosenthal. Photo by Enquirer,

Lois Rosenthal. Photo by Enquirer,

“Mother, wife, friend to many, Lois Rosenthal transformed organizations, intellectually and with creative determination.  We’re all better for her high standards, her dynamic personality, the impact she made on so many lives, and her contagious enthusiasm for doing good.” – The New York Times

Lois Rosenthal, (nee Reis), age 75, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. Beloved wife of Richard H. Rosenthal, devoted mother of Jenny (Allan) Berliant and David S. Rosenthal, dear sister of Harvey (Mary) Reis, loving grandmother of Elizabeth & Andrew Berliant and Eva & Mae Rosenthal.

Memorial services Monday, September 15, 4:30 PM in the Marx Theater at The Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

A beautiful tribute to this remarkable woman can be found at: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/history/lives-remembered/2014/07/21/lois-rosenthal-passionate-cincinnati-patron-died/12944099/

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Tickets on Sale Aug. 4 for PIP’s 2014-2015 Season

TICKETS ON SALE AUG. 4 FOR CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK’S EXCITING, INSPIRING 2014-15 SEASON

PIP(CINCINNATI) – Single tickets for all 2014-15 season shows at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will go on sale Monday, Aug. 4. This includes tickets for the Playhouse’s beloved annual holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank.

Set in beautiful Eden Park, Ohio’s only Tony Award-winning theatre boasts a national reputation for excellence, bringing the same actors, directors and designers seen on Broadway, off-Broadway and at other leading professional theatres across the country to Cincinnati. A Playhouse season offers something for everyone, from contemporary theatre and Broadway hits to musicals, classics and world premieres. The 55th season includes:

  • The electrifying season opener, Jeffrey Hatcher’s SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB, featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic sleuth in a new whodunit based on a Robert Louis Stevenson short story.
  • An exciting, suspenseful world premiere, SAFE HOUSE, inspired by the ancestors of Cincinnati native playwright Keith Josef Adkins, who were free people of color in antebellum Kentucky.
  • Recent Broadway smash hit VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang, the “deliriously funny” winner of the 2013 Tony Award for best play.
  • PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the magical, family-friendly Peter Pan prequel that hooked five Tony Awards.
  • Inspiring tributes to two musical legends — TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL, chronicling America’s favorite girl singer from her Cincinnati childhood and Hollywood stardom to triumphant comeback; and RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, directed by and featuring Jason Edwards, who starred in the show on Broadway.
  • Four exciting contemporary plays in the Thompson Shelterhouse.

New for the upcoming season is Sunday College Night, with tickets to all 7 p.m. Sunday performances (not including A Christmas Carol) priced at just $10 with a valid student ID. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show for all other performances. All Marx Theatre price zones are available in the lower level, with individual tickets starting at just $30.

Patrons also can subscribe to all five Marx Theatre or five Thompson Shelterhouse productions for as little as $150 or build their own series of four or more shows from either theatre.

A discounted price for children and teens is available for all productions in any section. The price is $30 for all regular season shows and $30 and $45 for A Christmas Carol. Visit our website for content and age advisories for each show.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Playhouse Box Office at

513-421-3888 (toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at 800-582-3208) or visit www.cincyplay.com. Call 513-345-2248 for Telecommunications Device for the Deaf accessibility.

The 2014-15 season is presented by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and Heidelberg Distributing Company. The season sponsor of new work is the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation.

The Playhouse is fully accessible. Audio enhancement receivers, large print programs and complete wheelchair access are available.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of the community contributors to the ArtsWave campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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PIP Summer Theatre Day Camp Offers Entertaining Educational Opportunities

CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK SUMMER THEATRE DAY CAMP
OFFERS ENTERTAINING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

PIP(CINCINNATI) – Even with summer break on the horizon, it’s not too late to introduce young theatre fans to the engaging, entertaining and educational opportunities at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s 2014 Summer Theatre Day Camp, June 16 to Aug. 1.

Cincinnati’s Tony Award-winning theatre offers camp sessions in a new format this year for children entering grades three through 12. The full-day, one-week camp sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and each week’s session features acting and improvisation classes along with special classes based on different themes. The themes include: Broadway Bound (musical theatre), June 16-20; Theatre FUNdamentals (various theatre classes), June 23-27; Shakespeare & Swashbuckling (including stage combat and puppetry), July 7-11; Story to the Stage (theatrical improvisation, playwriting), July 14-18; La Commedia (circus training, clowning and comedy), July 21-25; and Backstage Pass (stage craft and design techniques), July 28-Aug. 1.

Parents can select the theme that interests their campers most or join us for multiple weeks and try them all. All experience levels are welcome. Classes are taught by the city’s best theatre professionals.

One-week, half-day Creative Dramatics camps are offered for children entering grades one and two (9 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., depending on the week chosen).

Register now for the best prices and for best availability. The Early Bird Special is $285 per full-day camp session, and $175 per Creative Dramatics session. Beginning June 2, each full-day camp session will cost $350 and each Creative Dramatics session will cost $225.

Register online at www.cincyplay.com or call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888. Also new this year, the Playhouse will offer Before Care (8-9 a.m.) and After Care (4:30-5:30 p.m.) for an additional cost of $30 each per week.

The Playhouse is supported, in part, by the generosity of the tens of thousands of individuals and businesses that give to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Playhouse Will Sell Furniture, Props, Dresses and More in Popular Scenery Shop Sale June 7

PIP_logo(CINCINNATI) – It’s garage sale season, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will offer its unique take on the tradition with a sale of props, furniture, dresses and more from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 7, at the Playhouse’s Scenery Shop, which is located at 2827 Gilbert Ave. (across from Thomson-MacConnell Cadillac).

Sale items from the theatre’s storage vaults include distinctive pieces from Playhouse productions, such as the glass-topped platform coffee table from this season’s A DELICATE SHIP, two bus station-style benches and the ticket booth from THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, a blue wooden pedestal table and four chairs from THUNDER KNOCKING ON THE DOOR and a gaming chair from LEVELING UP. Also included are a china hutch from DEAD ACCOUNTS, two claw-footed ottomans from THE FALL OF HEAVEN, the iconic bathtub from BEHIND THE EYE, a chair and chaise longue from SPEAKING IN TONGUES, white and red area rugs from AS YOU LIKE IT and the “Skip’s” surfboard bar sign from HIDING BEHIND COMETS.

Additionally, the sale will feature a selection of china and glassware, a matching set of four dining chairs and various single chairs, several pedestal tables and office desks, bookshelves and cabinets, end tables, a library cabinet, a metal drafting table, area rugs, throw pillows and chair cushions, several ladders, a concrete cherub planter and other miscellaneous items, including spools of ribbon and trim.

There will also be a collection of 20th-century day dresses, along with some formal dresses and fabric yardage, from the Playhouse’s Costume Shop.

Prices will range from $1 each for glassware and china; $5 and up for dresses, pillows and chair cushions; to $10 and up for furniture items. Fabric pieces and bolts will be sold in their entirety, and ribbon and trim will be sold for $2 per bagful. All items will be sold “as is.”

Payment is by cash or check only. All proceeds will benefit the Playhouse, a not-for-profit organization. All sales are final, and all items must be taken on the day of the sale.

The Playhouse is supported, in part, by the generosity of the tens of thousands of individuals and businesses that give to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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PIP’s THE NORTH POOL Earns 4 Star LCT Rating

 

Eli Gelb & Ted Deasy in THE NORTH POOL. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

Eli Gelb & Ted Deasy in THE NORTH POOL. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s “The North Pool” with a 4 Star Rating. 

In “The North Pool,” Khadim, a Middle Eastern-born transfer student, has no idea why he’s been called into the office of his high school’s vice principal in the final hours before the start of spring break. But an investigation of a minor school infraction soon leads to questions of a decidedly more dangerous nature. As secret after secret is exposed, the suspenseful revelations in this riveting psychological drama threaten to change both men forever.

Panelists said called The North Pool “a beautifully acted and directed script that was fascinating, engaging, funny, and ultimately, very moving…It keeps you thinking and listening, wondering what layer of the onion will be peeled away next.” Director Timothy Douglas’s was praised for his “well paced, modulated and excellently blocked” direction.

Both lead actors in the play were also highly commended for their work: “Ted Deasy’s portrayal of Dr. Danielson was excellent–pitch-perfect as the self-important mid-level administrator. And Eli Gelb’s Khadim was mesmerizing. He was the perfect image of the disaffected high school senior, and he ratcheted up the intensity beautifully as he revealed hidden depths first with humor, and then with raw emotion.”

“The North Pool” continues through June 1st. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.cincyplay.com/

Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.

The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. More information about the League can be found at www.leagueofcincytheatres.com.

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