2020-21 Season

This year, we're going virtual!
Each year, the Playhouse is proud to partner with many of the region's community arts centers and other community venues to bring three plays "off the hill" to families throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.

 

THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS

Script by Jerome Hairston
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Music by Victor Zupanc
Feb. 12 - Feb. 28, 2021

The artistic world of beloved author Ezra Jack Keats unfolds onstage! Four heartwarming stories the wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure and the excitement of sending the perfect letter to a friend. Written with whimsical spirit, this imaginative play with music celebrates the tiny moments of joy within a child’s world.

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DRAGONS LOVE TACOS

By Ernie Nolan
Adapted from the book by Adam Rubin
April 2 - May 1, 2021

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

Past Productions

 

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

By Toby Hulse
From the Book by Kenneth Grahame
Oct. 16 - Nov. 8, 2020

A Virtual Production!
This classic tale of four animal friends in the English countryside comes to life! In this witty and magical adaptation, humble and friendly Mole leaves behind his spring cleaning to explore the Thames riverbank. There, he makes fast friends with loyal and brave Ratty, who introduces Mole to impulsive Toad and wise Badger. Together they embark on thrilling and daring adventures throughout the Wild Wood.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you don't see the answer to your question below, contact the community arts center you'd like to attend.

How can I reserve tickets for Off the Hill shows?

Each individual community arts center or venue coordinates the ticket sales for its Off the Hill performances. Visit the show's page by clicking the "Learn More" button below the show you are interested in above. On the show's page, you'll find information and links to reserve tickets.

 

How much do Off the Hill tickets cost?

Streaming virtual performances of our Off the Hill series during the 2020-21 season is free. Registration is required to get access to watch the show.

What are the recommended ages for each performance?

Recommended ages, as well as additional information about the plays, can be found on the individual production page for your show.

 

How long does each show last?

Each show is between approximately 45 and 60 minutes long.

 

May I take pictures of the show?

Recording and videotaping during the performance are prohibited. If you would like to take a photo of your family streaming the production on your TV or computer screen, feel free! If you share it on social media, please tag the Playhouse in your post — we want to see!

 

Community Arts Center Partners

Find a neighborhood near you:

EAST

Artsville
5021 Whetsel Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum
513-473-5745
3738 Eastern Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226

Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center (The Barn)
513-272-3700
6980 Cambridge Ave.
Mariemont, Ohio 45227

 

WEST

Sunset Players at Dunham Recreation Center
513-588-4988
1945 Dunham Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238

Prospect House
513-921-1613
682 Hawthorne Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45205

 

NORTHEAST

Kennedy Heights Arts Center
6546 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45213

 

NORTHWEST

Evendale Cultural Arts Center
513-563-2247
10500 Reading Rd.
Evendale, Ohio 45241

ArtsConnect
513-522-1410
9158 Winton Rd., Building A
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

 

OUTLYING NORTHERN COMMUNITIES

Oxford Community Arts Center
513-524-8506
10 South College Ave.
Oxford, Ohio 45056

Lebanon Theatre Company
10 S. Mechanic St.
Lebanon, OH 45036

 

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Boone County Library
1786 Burlington Pike
Burlington, KY 41005

  

Sponsors

Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.