Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Stage Vanya and Sonia..., Peter and the Starcatcher and World Premiere of Safe House

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The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will produce regional productions of the Tony Award-winning plays Peter and the Starcatcher and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, as well as the world premiere of Keith Josef Adkins' Safe House as part of its 2014-15 season.

Christopher Durang
Christopher Durang Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Productions in the Robert S. Marx Theatre include Jeffrey Hatcher's Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, directed by KJ Sanchez (Sept. 6-Oct. 4), followed by the premiere of Adkins' Safe House, about a free African-American family in antebellum Kentucky who give refuge to slaves as part of the Underground Railroad, directed by Timothy Douglas (Oct. 18-Nov. 15).

Michael Even Haney will stage the holiday classic A Christmas Carol (Nov. 26-Dec. 28), and original Broadway cast member Jason Edwards will direct and star in Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash (Jan. 17-Feb. 15, 2015).

Playhouse artistic director Blake Robison will direct Rick Elice's play-with-music Peter and the Starcatcher, which explores the creation of the boy who wouldn't grow up (March 7-April 4); and Haney will stage Christopher Durang's Chehkov-inspired comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (April 25-May 23).

The Thompson Shelterhouse Season will include Jacques Lamarre's stage adaptation of I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, directed by Rob Ruggiero (Sept. 27-Oct. 6), and Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman's Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical will follow under the direction of Blake Robison (Nov. 15-Dec. 28).

Christian O’Reilly's Chapatti, about two senior citizens who bond over their love of of animals, will be staged by Sanchez (Feb. 7-March 12, 2015), while Timothy Douglas will stage Buzzer, a new play by Tracey Scott Wilson about a young black lawyer who moves back to the gentrifying neighborhood of his youth (March 21-April 19). The season will close with Annie Baker's Off-Broadway comedy Circle Mirror Transformation, directed by Wendy C. Goldberg (May 9-June 7).

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