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 

All Playhouse touring plays address grade-level appropriate, state academic standards in English, language arts, fine arts, health and wellness, and arts and humanities. They are performed by members of the Playhouse's Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company.

Book a Performance

Registration for the 2019-20 Outreach Touring Plays is not yet available. Please check back soon to book a tour performance at your school.


2019-20 Touring Plays

THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE

By DWAYNE HARTFORD
Adapted from the book by
KATE DICAMILLO


OCT. 1 – NOV. 1, 2019

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit, and he is loved by a little girl named Abilene. But Edward, who is made of china, is rather self-centered. On an ocean voyage, he is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his miraculous journey home, in which he learns the meaning of love and loss, and how to find the courage to love again.

Recommended for grades three and up.

STUART LITTLE

By JOSEPH ROBINETTE
Adapted from the book by E.B. WHITE


JAN. 21 – FEB. 14, 2020

Stuart Little is a lovable mouse who is born into an ordinary, New York family. His many adventures — both big and small — vividly come to life through a series of delightful scenes. Based on E.B. White's endearing classic and written with charm, wisdom and joy, this adaptation presents the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse who is trying to survive in the great, big world.

Recommended for grades kindergarten and up.

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS

By ERNIE NOLAN
Adapted from the book by
ADAM RUBIN


APRIL 2 – MAY 15, 2020

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

Recommended for grades pre-k and up.

 
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.