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The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park refers to its productions as "Great theater in a great theater." The playhouse has a ten-month season of plays, and offers acting classes and programs for children. It contains two theaters, the 626-seat Marx Theater which hosts six major productions of three to four weeks each, and the 225-seat Thompson Shelterhouse Theater which hosts four to five productions of two-and-a-half weeks each.

The playhouse was founded in 1959 by college student Gerald Covell. It was one of the first regional theaters in the United States. Since then, it has achieved a regional and national reputation for bringing prominent plays to Cincinnati. The playhouse has hosted the national premier of Tennessee Williams' The Notebook of Trigorin, and the world premiers of Coyote on a Fence and Ace.

In 2004, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park won a Tony Award for "Best Regional Theater", and in 2007 it won its second Tony Award for "Best Revival of a Musical".

The theater is also home of the nationally renowned Rosenthal Award winners for new playwrights.

Directions: The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is located at 962 Mount Adams Drive, just to the east of downtown Cincinnati in Eden Park on Mount Adams.

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2010
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