Oct. 16 and Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers
This season, the Playhouse is thrilled to continue our partnership with Joseph- Beth Booksellers with a book club for audience members interested in better understanding the process of adapting a book from the page to the stage.
Participants are invited to attend two special discussion events. At the first discussion on Oct. 16, we’ll talk about the book itself: the plot and characters, the overarching themes, how you might imagine it translates to a theatrical setting and even the challenges you see in adapting the story. Our second discussion will take on Nov. 13 place after you’ve seen the play, to discuss what excited and surprised you, and to learn from a member of the production team how they approached the show. We are kicking off this season with a deep dive into The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. All Playhouse book club events take place at 7 p.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers’ Rookwood location. Books can be purchased or ordered through Joseph-Beth.
Discussion events are free but registration is required in advance through the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888.
Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.
Much of the discussion in popular culture that surrounds The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time includes the social sensitivities and challenges that the protagonist faces. Many readers have interpreted that Christopher displays symptoms which are present on the autism spectrum. Though author Mark Haddon has consistently explained that the story is about differences and understanding and not about Christopher’s dispositions, audiences have nevertheless engaged in critical discussions about the story’s implied representation of autism.
To gain a deeper understanding of this important conversation, the Playhouse is hosting a discussion with parents, experts and friends to discuss autism in the Greater Cincinnati area on Monday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Playhouse.
All Playhouse Perspectives events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please call the Box Office at 513-421-3888 to reserve your spot. The Playhouse Perspectives series is supported by a generous grant from Roderick and Barbara Barr.
Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Join the Playhouse and Hoxworth Blood Center for our 22nd annual blood drive on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Rosenthal Plaza. Donors will receive half-price tickets good for select performances of A Christmas Carol and Million Dollar Quartet. You’ll also leave knowing that you provided life-giving support to those in need, saving up to three lives with your single donation.
For an appointment, visit www.hoxworth.org/groups/playhouse. Appointment times are limited, so you are strongly encouraged to make an appointment in advance.
November through December, 2017
Help a neighbor in need by participating in the Playhouse’s annual Cratchit Family Food Drive to support the Freestore Foodbank. To donate, simply bring a non-perishable food or personal care item to the Playhouse when you come for a performance in November or December and place it in one of the barrels located near the Box Office.
Food items that are always in demand include canned meat products; canned vegetables; fruits and soups; peanut butter; and macaroni and cheese. Personal care items include soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products and disposable diapers. Please, no glass items.