By Keith Josef Adkins
Directed by Nicole A. Watson
OCT. 17 - NOV. 14, 2020
Dates subject to change.
An authentically Cincinnati story. It’s 1941 in Cincinnati’s historic West End. Every day, the region grows as African Americans migrate from the Deep South and forge new lives in northern cities. At the same time, German residents face growing hostility as the U.S. teeters on the brink of World War II. Grace, who has fled the South and settled in the West End, houses people of both backgrounds in her row house. When a stranger arrives in the middle of the night in her backyard, Grace must confront the secrets of her past and the irrevocable ripples they have made on her present. An authentically Cincinnati story, this world premiere drama shines a light on a transformative chapter of our city’s history.
A World Premiere Play
Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.
Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! Preview performance tickets are discounted and begin at just $35. Not valid with other discounts.
Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.
Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.
Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres by Vonderhaar's Catering.
Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Meet the Artists
Stay after select performances for a behind-the-scenes discussion with the cast and crew of The West End.
Oct. 25 at 2 p.m.
Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.
Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Each Marx Theatre production offers one audio-described performance during the show's run. Trained volunteers describe the visual elements of the production via a closed-circuit receiver that is approximately the size of a deck of cards and fits in a jacket pocket or on the lap. A small earpiece fits into one ear, allowing patrons to hear dialogue, music and other sound effects. The description is timed to avoid interfering with dialogue.
Nov. 7 at 4 p.m.
Each Marx Theatre production offers one signed performance during the
show's run. The interpreter stands toward the bottom of aisle 5. Look at
our Accessibility page for a map of best viewing locations. Funding for this program is made possible by Bartlett & Co.
Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.
Students can join us at 7 p.m on select Sundays for $10 College Night. To take advantage of this offer, use promo code: CollegeNight or call our Box Office at 513-421-3888. Make sure to bring your student ID when you pick up your tickets!