The West End

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The West End

By Keith Josef Adkins
Directed by Nicole A. Watson

JAN. 16 - FEB. 14, 2021
Marx Theatre

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.


To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep our safety focus on performances, we will be suspending our in-person, ancillary events for the 2020-21 season. This includes post-show opening night parties, Meet the Artists and Playhouse Perspectives. Stay tuned for virtual opportunities to engage with Playhouse artists.