Playhouse in the Park

Mikki Schaffner Photography

Actor Frank Ferrante has created an indelible, and career-defining, performance as the comedy icon Groucho Marx. 

Michael Doucett

For me, it was watching the Marx Brothers' crazy football game in "Horsefeathers" as a young teenager that made me a fan of Groucho for life.

For "An Evening with Groucho" star Frank Ferrante, their anarchist irreverent humor in "A Day At The Races" inspired his career choice.

Michael Dopucett

The late, great Groucho Marx comes to life in the Playhouse in the Park Shelterhouse Theatre as if he was at the height of his movie career in the 1930s, between roles in "Animal Crackers," "Duck Soup," "A Night At The Opera" or "A Day At The Races."

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is preparing for the 2017-18 season, which will kick-off with a stage adaptation of the award-winning film, Shakespeare in Love, starting September 2. 

Dayton-native and bestselling author and humorist Erma Bombeck is the subject a one-woman play now on stage at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

WCET-TV

Lights! Cameras! Auction! Yes, I've used that line before, but not for 50 straight years…. which is what WCET-TV is celebrating with its 50th annual "Action Auction" Tuesday April 25 through Saturday April 29.

Yes, it's old school fund-raising. It's also fun to watch because you can get some great deals on wine, art, pottery, hotels, restaurants, Reds tickets and all kinds of stuff while supporting public television.

All the Roads Home is the latest production in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be getting a new home. Artistic Director Blake Robison says it will still be in Eden Park though. The existing theater will be torn down and replaced.


Arlita Jones is the playwright of the newest production at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Summerland

Coming to the Marx Theatre stage at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is the funny, tuneful, yet slightly disturbed musical, Little Shop of Horrors

Playwright August Wilson’s acclaimed American Century Cycle of 10 plays began with Jitney, which is coming to the Marx Theater stage at Playhouse in the Park

The first production of Playhouse in the Park’s Thompson Shelterhouse season is the Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced by playwright Ayad Akhtar

Opening the new Playhouse in the Park season is an adaptation of the popular John Irving novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany

The fascinating story of baseball legend Satchel Paige is the current production on the Marx Theatre stage at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Director and co-writer Ricardo Khan details the story of Paige, Bob Feller, Buck O'Neill and others in Satchel Paige & The Kansas City Swing and he's in the studio with Rick Pender.

Cincinnati native, bestselling author, TV writer/producer and acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck joins Rick Pender to talk about her popular one-woman play Bad Dates.

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