Live, Professional Theatre in Your School

Our Touring Company delivers live, 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. All tours are available in the morning or afternoon, Tuesday through Friday. Each show runs approximately 45 to 60 minutes and is followed by a Q&A session with the cast, if time allows.

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 in our rehearsal hall
  • Copies of the play script 
  • FREE Class Act! pre- and/or post-show 45-minute workshops

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 2017-18 Outreach Touring Plays is no longer available.

Registration for 2018-19 student matinees will be available online starting May 1 at 10 a.m. For priority registration, attend our Teacher Reception at the Playhouse on April 30 at 4 p.m. RSVP for the reception by contacting Piper N. Davis at piper.davis@cincyplay.com.


Remaining 2017-18 Touring Play

Rapunzel

By MIKE KENNY


APRIL 10 – MAY 18, 2018

Young Rapunzel lives in a tower with her overprotective grandmother, safe from the dangers of the world. As her curiosity about the outside grows, Rapunzel meets Rafi, a local boy whose friendship finally gives her the courage to be free.

Recommended for pre-k and up.


2018-19 Touring Plays

THE JUNGLE BOOK

By GREG BANKS
Adapted from the book by
RUDYARD KIPLING


SEPT. 30 – NOV. 2, 2018

This new adaptation of the beloved story finds Mowgli adopted by all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness of the Indian jungle home. In a fast-paced retelling, Mowgli comes face-to-face with sneaky monkeys, noisy vultures and his mortal enemy: the tiger, Shere Khan.

FREE pre- and/or post-show workshops available Sept. 30 – Nov. 3. Recommended for grades one and up.

CYRANO

By JO ROETS
Adapted from the book by
EDMOND ROSTAND


JAN. 18 – FEB. 17, 2019

Cyrano de Bergerac is a master of swordplay and wordplay, but a "magnificent Mount Everest of a nose" blocks his path to true love. Tongue-tied Christian borrows Cyrano's words to woo beautiful Roxane — but is she falling for Christian's looks or Cyrano's soul?

FREE pre- and/or post-show workshops available Jan. 18 – Feb. 18. Recommended for grades three and up.

FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS

By ERNIE NOLAN
Adapted from the series of books by
EILEEN CHRISTELOW


APRIL 4 – MAY 19, 2019

Going shopping, baking cakes, sitting in trees and jumping on beds! Mayhem ensues in this zany play, told in cumulative verse, as five silly simian siblings insist on doing things their own way.

FREE pre- and/or post-show workshops available April 5 – May 22. Recommended for pre-k and up.

 
Class Act!

Every classroom is eligible for a FREE workshop through the Class Act! Program.

The Class Act! Program includes free pre- and/or post-show workshops for classrooms. Prioritizing the current academic standards, each 45-minute workshop features one of our trained arts educators using drama techniques and arts-related activities to expand on the subjects in the educator's guide and production. Workshops are first-come, first-served. They are offered for each of our three touring productions and will be booked with your 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 call our Education Coordinator Valerie Perez at 513-977-2028, or valerie.perez@cincyplay.com.

 
 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.

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