CINCINNATI, OH – September 17, 2019 — Courtesy of a grant from Price Hill Will and Sunset Players, the Free Family Fun Series hops into the Arts Center at Dunham with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, part of its Off the Hill series, on Saturday, September 28 at 2 pm.
Written by Dwayne Hartford and adapted from the book by Kate Dicamillo, Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit loved by a little girl named Abilene. But Edward, who is made of china, is rather self-centered. On an ocean voyage, he is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his miraculous journey home, in which he learns the meaning of love and loss, and how to find the courage to love again. The performance is recommended for all ages.
Off the Hill is sponsored by The John C. Griswold Foundation and KeyBank with seasonal support of education and outreach by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. The Bruce E. Coyle Acting Intern Company is supported by Jerry and Betsy Shroat.
All Free Family Fun Series performances are on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. The remaining series includes:
- January 11, 2020 ROKCincy Opera for Children: The Barber of Seville
ROKCincy is thrilled to present its special adaptation of Rossini’s classic comedy The Barber of Seville. Sung in English and Italian, this show stuns with familiar music, vocal fireworks and high energy hijinks. Rosina has been grounded by her strict guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and isn’t allowed to enter her project into the State Science Fair. Her teachers, Mr. Figaro and Ms. Susannah, know that she can win first place if they can only get it submitted. They’ll need all their cunning and more than a few tricks to make it happen. Recommended for grades K-6.
- February 1, 2020 Stuart Little by Joseph Robinette, adapted from the book by E.B. White.
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Stuart Little is a lovable mouse born into an ordinary New York family. His many adventures—both big and small—vividly come to life through a series of delightful scenes. Based on E.B. White’s endearing classic and written with charm, wisdom and joy, this adaptation presents the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse who is trying to survive in the great big world. Recommended for grades kindergarten and up.
- April 4, 2020 Dragons Love Tacos by Ernie Nolan, adapted from the book by Adam Rubin.
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 dragons. But if they accidentally eat spicy salsa, watch out! Performed by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill players. Recommended for pre-k and up.
- April 18, 2020 Cincinnati Ballet
Dancers from the prestigious Cincinnati Ballet will provide an exciting peek into the typical day in the life of professional dancers. Audience members will learn the fundamentals of the art of ballet and gain an understanding of the discipline and athleticism required for a professional career in ballet. A dance demonstration with audience participation and a question and answer discussion are included.
Reservations for performances in the ACAD FREE Family Fun Series can be made online (www.sunsetplayers.org) or by calling 513-588-4988.
The Arts Center at Dunham is an arts center for the west side of Cincinnati and its vision is to provide affordable creative and performing arts for Price Hill and surrounding communities. Housed in one of the three remaining buildings of what was the first municipally owned tuberculosis sanatorium in the United States, the Arts Center includes a 350-seat performance venue as well as extensive studio and programming space. The Arts Center is located in the CRC’s Dunham Recreation Complex. See what is happening at the Arts Center at Dunham on Facebook.