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2020-2021 Season Updated at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoWe hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Your well-being is extremely important to us, and that’s why we’ve made so many changes to our regularly scheduled productions.

We are excited to share that we will now open the 2020-21 season with Agatha Christie’s thrilling MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, and the humorous and uplifting BECOMING DR. RUTH, presented by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati!

This means our trip to the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz is going to be postponed for a future season. While we will miss going down the Yellow Brick Road this fall, we’re incredibly excited for you to experience this highly anticipated murder mystery. Likewise, our previously scheduled production of the heartfelt and cathartic Tiny Beautiful Things will move later in the 2020-21 season and take the place of the world premiere play Rooted, which we look forward to producing in the future.

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ACTUALLY, Educational Programming, Off the Hill and Off the Grid Series Cancelled at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

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The CDC has recommended banning gatherings of 50 or more in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Our first priority is to ensure the safety of our patrons, artists, staff and the general public. Unfortunately, this means all upcoming performances of Destiny of Desire and Actually have now been cancelled. While it breaks our heart, community health and well-being is of the utmost importance in this extraordinary time.

As you may or may not know, the Playhouse is a non-profit organization. Though we do earn money from ticket sales, we also rely on the generosity of people like you. Please consider transferring your ticket to a tax-deductible donation to support us in this uncertain time, and help get the theatre back up-and-running when that time comes. We truly appreciate your consideration.

If you have a ticket to a cancelled performance, you can:

  • Donate your ticket and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value
  • Credit your ticket value toward a future performance
  • Credit your ticket value toward a 2020-21 subscription
  • Refund your ticket price

For the safety of our staff, the Box Office is running with a limited crew or working remotely. Please submit your ticket requests through the forms linked by show below. You will receive a confirmation via email once your request has been completed. If you’d like a call, please include that in the request box at the bottom of the form, and a Patron Services staff member will contact you within 10 days.

Future Performances
We are currently investigating the possibility of postponing Agatha Christie’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS and BECOMING DR. RUTH until the summer. Please be patient and bear with us until we are able to determine the feasibility of this plan. If we find this isn’t possible and the shows are cancelled, you’ll have the same options for your tickets as listed above. We respectfully ask that you hold off on these requests for now. Thank you for your support and patience during this extraordinary time.

Education Programming Update
We’ve also decided to exercise caution and cancel all Off the Grid and Off the Hill performances, as well as acting classes for the remainder of the season — even though these performances are under the governor’s guideline. People with tickets to these programs and performances have been contacted separately to take care of their tickets.

Please check back for information and updates.

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All Performances Cancelled for DESTINY OF DESIRE at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoGovernor Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has banned gatherings of 100 or more to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Our first priority, of course, is to adhere to the measures outlined by our public officials and ensure the safety of our patrons, artists, staff and the general public. Unfortunately, this means all upcoming performances of DESTINY OF DESIRE have been cancelled. While it breaks our heart to shorten the run of this joyous production, community health and well-being is of the utmost importance in this extraordinary time. Please check back for information on other cancellations and updates.

The following options are available for those who have already purchased tickets to cancelled performances. Transferring your ticket to a donation supports Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park during these uncertain times and we appreciate your consideration.

  • Donate your ticket and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value
  • Credit your ticket value toward a future performance
  • Credit your ticket value toward a 2020-21 subscription
  • Refund your ticket price

Please call the Box Office at 513-421-3888. We recommend that you avoid wait times on the phone and call next week. Or, send your contact information to our Patron Services office by completing this online form, and someone will contact you within 10 days.

We will be open regular hours through the weekend:
Thursday, March 12: Until 9 p.m.
Friday, March 13: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 14: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 15: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thank you in advance for your continued patience and support.

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Agatha Christie’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Runs April 11-May 9

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Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates

Agatha Christie’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
April 11-May 9
Marx Theatre [Eden Park]

Directed by Risa Brainin

Whodunit? Detective Hercule Poirot is determined to find out in Agatha Christie’s thrilling murder mystery. Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express that’s traveling from Istanbul to Western Europe. But after the train unexpectedly stops in the isolated, snow-swept mountains, only nine of them are still alive. A man has been murdered in his room overnight, and suddenly every passenger becomes a suspect. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer lurking in their midst who just may strike again. This masterpiece from the world’s most popular mystery writer promises a suspenseful and exciting evening of theatre that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).

  • In preview Sat, April 11 at 2pm & 8pm and Sun, April 12 at 2pm
  • In preview Tue-Wed, April 14-15 at 7:30pm
  • Thu, April 16 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, April 17 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 18 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, April 19 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, April 21-23 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, April 24 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 25 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, April 26 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, April 28-30 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, May 1 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 2 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, May 3 at 2pm
  • Tue, May 5 at 7:30pm
  • Wed, May 6 at 1pm
  • Thu, May 7 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, May 8 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 9 at 4pm & 8pm

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Taco-Eating Dragon Coming to Cincinnati This Spring

PIP_Dragons Love Tacos promoPlayhouse’s Off the Hill series presents DRAGONS LOVE TACOS
from April 4 through May 17

CINCINNATI – Families are invited on a mouthwatering dragon adventure when Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park stages the beloved children’s book, DRAGONS LOVE TACOS at community centers throughout the region. The show is part of the Playhouse’s Off the Hill series and runs April 4 through May 17.

Based on Adam Rubin’s number-one New York Times bestselling phenomenon, DRAGONS LOVE TACOS will jump off the page in a big way as a boy, Leroy, and his dog throw the taco party of all taco parties one stormy night for their dragon friends. But this taco party comes with fiery consequences when the dragons accidentally eat some spicy salsa: They snort sparks, their ears smoke, and chaos ensues!

Directed for the Playhouse by Dylan Shelton, Artistic Director of Madcap Puppets, this hilarious production will be performed by an ensemble of actors from the Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company and features a colorful set design.

The Playhouse production team has had their hands full with this larger-than-life story. “Working on DRAGONS LOVE TACOS has been boatloads of fun,” says Shelton. “Families will love seeing one of their favorite books come to life. This show expands the world of the book with fabulous surprises and hilarious physical antics.”

The Playhouse’s production will journey all over greater Cincinnati, from Oxford to Lebanon to Covington and many places in between. The family-friendly production is recommended for anyone in the family ages 3 and up.

Click here to see the list of performances.

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS is one of three Playhouse Off the Hill productions in the 2019-20 Season, which has also presented Stuart Little and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Off the Hill is sponsored by The John C. Griswold Foundation and KeyBank. Seasonal support of education and outreach is provided by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. The Bruce E. Coyle Acting Intern Company is supported by Jerry and Betsy Shroat as well as Ron Bunt and Wei Sun.

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.

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