With overwhelming enthusiasm and gratitude, we’re returning to the Marx and
Rosenthal Shelterhouse stages for the 2021-22 season. Our spaces are humming once
again with artistic energy as we create unforgettable experiences — the kind that only live
theatre can create.
We’ve been working to bring your Playhouse into a new era, from the construction of
a new theatre complex to the development of new plays and the transformation of our
educational outreach and artistic engagement. We’ve always dedicated ourselves to
bringing to life amazing stories that meet the moment with curiosity and artistry. Now, we
celebrate the joy of theatre like never before.
Two world premiere Cincinnati stories will welcome you back
to the theatre this fall. The West End, by Cincinnati-born playwright Keith Josef Adkins, tells an
emotionally compelling story about a transformative chapter in our city’s rich history. And
Need Your Love — a continuation of KJ Sanchez’s Cincinnati King — features an intimate
musical portrait of King Records legend, Little Willie John.
The upcoming season also highlights a once-in-a-generation transition. With
construction of our all-new mainstage theatre complex underway, you’ll watch the exciting
progress we make on the Rouse Theatre and say goodbye to the Marx Theatre. Help
us celebrate the Marx’s historic, artistic legacy and prepare to welcome a new era of
accessibility, patron comfort and state-of-the-art stage magic in the Rouse Theatre.
We’ve missed you all since 2020, and we can’t wait to bring your Playhouse into an
exciting time of theatrical joy, communal engagement and unrivaled moments of artistic
connection. See you at the theatre!