2020-21 Season

This fall, all in-school Playhouse programming will be offered virtually. This includes a professionally filmed video production of our outreach play The Wind in the Willows. More information will be available in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate the environment of this unusual school year with you.
 

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

VIRTUAL PRODUCTION!
By Toby Hulse
From the Book by Kenneth Grahame
Oct. 6 - Nov. 6, 2020

This classic tale of four animal friends in the English countryside comes to life! In this witty and magical adaptation, humble and friendly Mole leaves behind his spring cleaning to explore the Thames riverbank. There, he makes fast friends with loyal and brave Ratty, who introduces Mole to impulsive Toad and wise Badger. Together they embark on thrilling and daring adventures throughout the Wild Wood.

Recommended for grades 1 and up.

THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS

Virtual or In-Person TBD
Script by Jerome Hairston
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Music by Victor Zupanc
Jan. 13 - Feb. 19, 2021

The artistic world of beloved author Ezra Jack Keats unfolds onstage! Four heartwarming stories the wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure and the excitement of sending the perfect letter to a friend. Written with whimsical spirit, this imaginative play with music celebrates the tiny moments of joy within a child’s world.

Recommended for grades pre-k and up.

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS

Virtual or In-Person TBD
By Ernie Nolan
Adapted from the book by Adam Rubin
March 30 - May 14, 2021

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 them. But if they accidentally eat spicy salsa, watch out!

Recommended for grades pre-k and up.

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Professional Theatre in Your School

Our Touring Company delivers professional theatre right to your school! Each play is selected for a specific age range, so please read the descriptions thoroughly before making your selection. We are happy to discuss with you which play is best suited for your students. Each show runs approximately 45 to 60 minutes.

We provide a range of resources to help prepare your students for the show and to connect the experience to your curriculum. These include:

• Educator's Guides
• Post-show Q&A sessions with the actors
• A free educators' preview of the play
• Copies of the play script 

All Playhouse touring plays address grade-level appropriate, state academic standards in English, language arts, fine arts, health and wellness, and arts and humanities.

Book a Performance

Registration for the 2020-21 Outreach Touring Plays is now available!

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Virtual Performance Requirements

Price and other performance requirement information for our virtual production of The Wind in the Willows will be available soon.

 

In-Person Performance Requirements

• Price: Through generous grants, we are able to offer these productions for $500. We have a limited number of subsidies for Title 1 schools.

• Performance Space: Our touring productions can perform in almost any large space, from auditoriums and gymnasiums to cafeterias. We require a minimum space of 20 feet wide by 20 feet deep to set up our production (including backstage space) and minimum ceiling height of 9 feet. Please allow one hour of set-up time and one hour of breakdown time in the space.

• Audience Size: Because of the informal nature of most school performance spaces and the intimacy of live theatre, we prefer to have audiences no greater than 350 students. A second performance will be required if desired attendees exceed 350 students.

We are happy to discuss any of these requirements. Please contact us at tour@cincyplay.com.

 
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Sponsors

Ernaisja Curry in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Psacoya Guinn in Rapunzel. Photos by Mikki Schaffner. Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.