FREE Shakespeare in the Park- Now Playing!

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to present FREE Shakespeare in the Park performances each year! The 2014 Shakespeare in the Park tour will begin on August 2nd!   Click here for the performance schedule for this summer’s park productions - A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth.

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The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a powerful dramatic portrayal of mass hysteria, intolerance and vengeance. In Salem in the late 1600s, a group of young girls accuse others of witchcraft sparking an alarming series of events. The self-righteous leaders of the church respond with suspicion and put those accused on trial for their lives ultimately

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2013-2014

This season, Cincinnati Shakespeare is celebrating our 20th Anniversary with an exciting line up of classics and Shakespeare titles!  We will also become 1 of only 5 theaters in the United States to complete the 38 play Shakespeare canon!  See the exciting line up below:

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Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck’s tale of enduring friendship amidst unendurable hardship. Two down-and-out migrant workers travel through California during the Great Depression. As they pursue work and their dream of a piece of land to call their own, the pragmatic George struggles to protect the giant but simple-minded Lenny from his own mistakes and the world’s cruelty.

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Oliver Twist

Re-experience the harrowing adventures of the orphan boy who dared to ask for “some more”. The regional premiere of this riveting new stage adaptation uses a large cast to create the sights, sounds, songs and spirit of Dickens’ London, as well as a rogue’s gallery of literature’s most infamous ne’er-do-wells: the devious Fagin, the crafty

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The 39 Steps

Crime. Conspiracy. Carnage. Comedy! Hitchcock’s classic potboiler gets a tongue-in-cheek twist as four actors rocket their way through over 150 roles in a blood-tingling tale of espionage and murder. This runaway Broadway hit lands at CSC this summer, featuring some of your favorite ensemble members. If you enjoyed the madcap antics of Every Christmas Story Ever

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Hamlet

The King of Denmark’s mysterious death, and the Queen’s over-hasty marriage to her late husband’s brother lead Prince Hamlet to the inevitable conclusion that “something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” In his quest for retribution, the eponymous prince wrestles with morality, his own sanity and the very nature of existence itself. The greatest

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Every Christmas Story Ever Told

All of your favorite Beloved Holiday Classics crammed into 90 minutes of high octane jollity and frivolity. Three actors (with the help of a slightly tipsy Santa) send up everything from Dickens to Dr. Suess in this ever-evolving CSC holiday favorite. Back for an eighth straight year! Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) By Michael

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Twelfth Night

In the wake of a shipwreck, Lady Viola washes up on the shores of Ilyria, penniless and alone. Disguising herself as a boy, she procures employment delivering love letters from the amorous Duke Orsino to the object of his infatuation, the aloof Lady Olivia. Things get sticky when Viola herself falls for the lovesick Duke,

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Kent Rader Comedy Night

If you love comedy but are tired of comedians using profanity as a punch line, you won’t want to miss Branson Comedy Festival winner, Kent Rader, on January 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm in a benefit performance for CSC.  Known as The World’s Cleanest Comedian and Speaker (as much for his obsessive-compulsive tendencies as for

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Tom Stoppard’s comedic tour-de-force turns Hamlet on its head, telling the tale from the bewildered perspective of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s tragedy. As the befuddled duo struggle to keep up with the events around them, they become increasingly aware of the possibility that they might just be fictional characters. Can these

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