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Off the Hill Touring Plays

2024-25 Season

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.


Tomás and the Library Lady

  • Adapted by José Cruz González
  • Based on the book by Pat Mora

Sept. 12 - Nov. 16, 2024


Tomás loves stories and knows all his Papa Grande’s by heart. As the young son of a migrant farm workers, Tomás has a chance encounter with librarian in Iowa who introduces him to the wonderful world of books. His imagination takes off as he reads book after book and discovers worlds filled with dinosaurs, tigers and explorers. Based on the beloved book, this inspiring true story celebrates reading, imagination and creativity. Both English and Spanish speakers can readily understand this bilingual play.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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Alice in the Hundred Acre Wood
World Premiere for Young Audiences

  • By Maggie Lou Rader

Feb. 24 - May 2, 2025


True crime in the Hundred Acre Wood? Yes, please! Join the fun as Alice, the best detective in Wonderland, hunts for clues in a crime caper mystery featuring some of childhood’s favorite characters. When Winnie the Pooh hires Alice to solve the case of Christopher Robin's kidnapping, she arrives in the Hundred Acre Wood to find a very anxious Piglet, a terribly unfocused Tigger and a very Eeoyre-y Eeoyre. Will Alice find the culprit? Will she be able to bring Christopher Robin home? This literary mashup will have audiences laughing as they follow clues and help Alice crack the case!

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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Book a Performance

Are you a community center or organization that would like to book an Off the Hill performance at your venue on a weekend? Let us know. Registration is open!


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 community arts center or venue coordinates the ticket sales for its Off the Hill performances. Visit the page for the show you are interested in above for information about tickets.
  • How much do Off the Hill tickets cost?
    Most tickets are free. However, our community partners may charge a small venue fee. Be sure to check the partner’s website in advance for that information and prices.
  • 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.


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