CINCINNATI – Tickets are now on sale for the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Fall 2022 lineup of shows, which will take place at venues around greater Cincinnati while the construction of the new Moe & Jack’s Place –The Rouse Theatre is completed. The all-new theatre will open in March 2023 with A Chorus Line.
“We are opening our season in a rather unique way by producing our fall shows at partner theatres around our city,” says Blake Robison, producing artistic director. “I can’t think of a better way to embrace our community roots by bringing these entertaining experiences to different neighborhoods.”
The 2022-23 season lineup features:
OFF-SITE PERFORMANCES – FALL 2022
- Agatha Christie’s masterpiece mystery, Murder on the Orient Express takes audiences on a thrilling ride with Ken Ludwig’s adaptation at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater.
- The iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo comes to life with incredible vibrancy in Frida…A Self Portrait, written and performed by Vanessa Severo, at The Carnegie Theatre in Covington, Kentucky.
- In an exclusive engagement of a new production direct from a critically-acclaimed run in London, The Lion tells an intimate musical tale about one man’s courage and the redemptive power of music at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater in Price Hill.
- In addition, the Playhouse’s Off the Grid Series will present two immersive theatrical experiences in the fall:
- Children of the Corn Maze: In Search of the Greenville Ghost is an all-new interactive, outdoor experience at Burger Farm and Garden Center on weekends in October. A real-time mystery unfolds as participants form a search party to explore the farm’s spooky fields, on the hunt for clues.
- Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig’s Holiday Party will ring in the holiday season in December with an immersive Victorian-era party experience at The Phoenix event space downtown. Tickets for this experience will be on sale by Sept. 1. A Christmas Carol will return in 2023 with an all-new production in the Rouse Theatre.
“The stages may be different, but the quality of artistry and the innovative spirit of our community events remain the same, ” says Robison.
Individual tickets for shows in the Rouse and Rosenthal Shelterhouse theatres in 2023 will go on sale Dec. 5. COVID-19 health and safety protocols are unknown at this time and will be announced closer to performances. Ticket buyers will be notified via email and can find current health and safety guidelines here.
For more information, visit cincyplay.com or call the Box Office at 513-421-3888 or 800-582-3208 toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Patrons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind or speech disabled dial 711 to connect to the Box Office via Ohio Relay Services. The Playhouse is fully accessible.
Rouse Theatre Season presented by Schueler Group
Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre Season presented by Margaret and Albert Vontz III
Season Sponsor of New Work: The Rosenthal Family Foundation
OFF-SITE PERFORMANCES – FALL 2022
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Risa Brainin
Sponsored by U.S. Bank
Sept. 25 – Oct. 23, 2022
Jarson-Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Whodunit? Detective Hercule Poirot is determined to find out in Agatha Christie’s thrilling murder mystery. Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express. But after the train unexpectedly stops in the isolated, snow-swept mountains, only nine of them are still alive. This masterpiece from the world’s most popular mystery writer promises a suspenseful evening of theatre that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Whodunit? Detective Hercule Poirot is determined to find out in this masterpiece from the world’s most popular mystery writer.
FRIDA…A SELF PORTRAIT
Written and performed by Vanessa Severo
Directed by Associate Artistic Director Joanie Schultz
Sponsored by Digi and Mike Schueler
Oct. 15 – Nov. 6, 2022
The Carnegie Theatre, 1028 Scott St, Covington, KY 41011
Frida Kahlo, the iconic Mexican painter, captured the difficulties and wonders of her life with incredible vibrancy. Now, she comes to life onstage through playwright and performer Vanessa Severo. With music and movement, this searing new play cracks open a powerful portal between Vanessa and Frida bringing breathtaking physicality and raw honesty to this stunningly creative production.
Iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo comes to life onstage with breathtaking physicality and raw honesty in this stunningly creative production.
By Benjamin Scheuer
Directed by Sean Daniels and Alex Stenhouse
Sponsored by Roto-Rooter
Nov. 12 – Dec. 4, 2022
Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45204
Straight from the London stage for an exclusive Playhouse engagement, The Lion features a singer-songwriter who shares the turbulent story of his family and his own brush with mortality. With guitar in hand, he explores love, loss and the redemptive power of music through heartrending monologues and original songs. Hailed by critics as a “wondrous” and “spellbinding” experience, The Lion redefines the genre of musical theatre.
Straight from the London stage for an exclusive Playhouse engagement, a singer-songwriter shares the story of his family through heartrending monologues and original songs.
Off The Grid Events – Sponsored by First Financial Bank
CHILDREN OF THE CORN MAZE: IN SEARCH OF THE GREENVILLE GHOST
By Brant Russell
Friday and Saturday evenings, October 7 – Oct. 30, 2022
Burger Farm and Garden Center, 7849 Main St. (RT 32), Cincinnati, OH 45244
In this follow-up to 2020’s Children of the Corn Maze, teenagers keep disappearing after dark, leaving hardly any evidence in their wake. Could it be the Greenville Ghost, a monstrous menace of local lore? A real-time mystery unfolds as participants form a search party to explore the farm’s spooky fields, on the hunt for clues in this immersive, outdoor experience!
A real-time mystery unfolds in the fields of Burger Farm and Garden Center, as teenagers keep disappearing after dark and participants form a search party to find them in this immersive, outdoor experience!
MR. AND MRS. FEZZIWIG’S HOLIDAY PARTY
(Tickets on sale by Sept. 1)
December 14 – 18, 2022
The Phoenix, 812 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
You’re invited to ring in the holiday season with Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig! Everyone’s favorite hosts from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol invite you to this Victorian-era party featuring beverages, a buffet and festive activities like parlor games, Victorian dances, a puppet show and more. Take it all in at your leisure as actors perform throughout the stately event spaces at The Phoenix, creating a truly immersive theatrical celebration for the holidays.
The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community 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.