2020-21 Season

Each year, the Playhouse is proud to partner with many of the region's community arts centers and other community venues to bring three plays "off the hill" to families throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. This year, we're going virtual with our fall production of The Wind in the Willows!



By Toby Hulse
From the Book by Kenneth Grahame
Oct. 9 - Nov. 8, 2020

A Virtual Production!
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.

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Script by Jerome Hairston
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Music by Victor Zupanc
Jan. 15 - Feb. 21, 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.


By Ernie Nolan
Adapted from the book by Adam Rubin
April 2 - May 1, 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!


Frequently Asked Questions

If you don't see the answer to your question below, contact the community arts center you'd like to attend.

Each individual community arts center or venue coordinates the ticket sales for its Off the Hill performances. Contact the center near you for information about ticket sales at that venue.
Admission is free or inexpensive. Tickets are usually available at the door, however pre-registration may be required. For more information, contact the community center you would like to attend.
Recommended ages, as well as additional information about the plays, can be found on the individual production page for your show.
Each show is between approximately 45 and 60 minutes long.
Recording, videotaping and photographing during the performance are prohibited.

Community Arts Center Partners

Find a neighborhood near you:

5021 Whetsel Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum
3738 Eastern Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226

Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center (The Barn)
6980 Cambridge Ave.
Mariemont, Ohio 45227

Sunset Players at Dunham Recreation Center
1945 Dunham Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238

Prospect House
682 Hawthorne Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Kennedy Heights Arts Center
6546 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Evendale Cultural Arts Center
10500 Reading Rd.
Evendale, Ohio 45241

9158 Winton Rd., Building A
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

Oxford Community Arts Center
10 South College Ave.
Oxford, Ohio 45056

Lebanon Theatre Company
10 S. Mechanic St.
Lebanon, OH 45036

Boone County Library
1786 Burlington Pike
Burlington, KY 41005



Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.