Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Longtime Playhouse in the Park Artistic Director Ed Stern is taking his directing skills to the new stage at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for the broad farce, Noises Off

Cincinnati's theatre community is growing, but still small enough for personal relationships and mutual support. 

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's annual non-traditional traditional holiday production, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some), returns this year with a new home and a new cast member. 

The new Cincinnati Shakespeare Company theatre is finished and ready to present its first production. 

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A 17th century collection of William Shakespeare's original works is the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

To commemorate the opening of the new Cincinnati Shakespeare Company theatre, they are teaming with the Cincinnati Museum Center to present a temporary exhibit featuring a First Folio, one of 234 original published copies of Shakespeare's works. 

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The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's new $17 million theater in Over-the-Rhine is ready for its debut.

Another Summer Of Free Shakespeare In The Park

Jul 7, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is ready to kick off its 11th season of free Shakespeare in the Park productions all around our community. 

The next production at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is the Tony Award-winning The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance. 

The 10th Summer Of Free Shakespeare In The Park

Jul 29, 2016

This summer is the 10th year for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's presentation of free productions in area parks. 

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, as part of the Shakespeare Theatre Association's Legacy 400 Celebration, is currently presenting Julius Caesar and will follow that with Antony and Cleopatra.

Staging one of Shakespeare's plays involves more than just the challenging dialog and fight choreography. Depending on the adaptation, period costumes are a big part of the audience's experience.

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From new amenities to improved access, many arts venues around town are getting major makeovers. Starting in June, Music Hall will be closed for the most detailed renovation in its nearly 140-year history. Memorial Hall closed last May and is currently under renovation. Over-the-Rhine is also getting a new theater on the corner of 12th and Elm streets.

Jane Austen’s beloved Emma is coming to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company stage starting February 26.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company takes a brief holiday pause from the traditional classical fare they present to bring a bit hilarity to the stage with Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some), opening December 16.

Actor Jeremy Dubin joins our Rick Pender to talk about taking on the iconic role of Cyrano de Bergerac in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s current production, running through October 3.

Sara Clark, the artistic associate director at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, joins our Jim Stump with a preview of the theater’s Shakespeare in the Park productions starting in August and the 2015-16 mainstage season.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues the rarely done eight play History Cycle (Shakespeare plays about kings in chronological order, done only one other time in the US) with the classic Henry V. Justin McCombs, who takes on this iconic role, joins Jim Stump to talk about the cycle and his interpretation of this larger-than-life character.

The New School Montessori is the only elementary school taking part in the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Project 38, where each of the Bard’s plays (or some part of one) will be performed by local schools. Jeff Groh, The New School’s assistant director and teacher and student actors Catherine Swift (4th grade) and Jack Giglia (6th grade) are with our Barbara Gray to talk about this challenging artistic undertaking.

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A perennial stage favorite, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, is now on stage at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Jim Stump talks with Brian Isaac Phillips, the show’s director, about this latest production featuring two local acting powerhouses: Bruce Cromer and Nicholas Rose.

Coming off their successful anniversary year and completion of Shakespeare’s canon, there is no down time for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. As Jeanna Vella from CSC tells our Jim Stump, they are mounting the always fun Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) for the summer before starting their 2014-15 season with such classics as Little Women, The Comedy of Errors, Henry V and more.

Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company which is one of 40 theatre companies in the country to receive a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as a participant in the Shakespeare in American Communities program!  Shakespeare in American Communities introduces middle and high school students to the power of live theater and the masterpieces of William Shakespeare.

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company joins elite company starting May 2 when they open their production of The Two Noble Kinsmen, thus completing Shakespeare’s 38 play canon. As Producing Artistic Director (and director of this play) Brian Isaac Phillips tells our Jim Stump, this will make CSC one of only five theaters in the US to complete the canon. There will also be a celebration of this accomplishment at a special fundraising event, Revel and Feast, on April 23.

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The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is preparing to kick-off its 20th season with a new production of Oliver Twist. Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips talks with our Frank Johnson about some of the highlights of the coming year, including the annual Christmas program and finally “completing the canon,” becoming one of only five theaters in the US to present every one of Shakespeare’s 38 plays.

Back for their 20th summer, it’s time for free Shakespeare in the Park from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. This summer’s tour kicks off on Saturday, August 3 with Romeo and Juliet at Boone Woods Park in Burlington. Saturday, August 18 will be their second visit to Washington Park with a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with lots of other stops through August. Jim Stump learns about the challenges of mounting a traveling production and where the plays will be performed from Jeanna Vella, director of education and communications at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

On Stage: Richard II

Jan 4, 2013

The dramatic tale of Richard II is the next production by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips joins Jim Stump to discuss this Shakespeare work, how the actors prepare for the historical aspects of this play, and how this production kicks off their first chronological history cycle.


The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart

Dec 14, 2012

Leanna Renee Hieber was once an intern at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company before stepping away from acting in order to write. She has now published her second novel, The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul), a haunting tale of one woman’s fight with the dark side and a man she trusts. Jim Stump interviews the one-time resident, who is now following her dreams and living in New York City.