Tix for Doyle and Ruhl's Cincinnati Staging of Three Sisters Begin Sale Aug. 17

News   Tix for Doyle and Ruhl's Cincinnati Staging of Three Sisters Begin Sale Aug. 17 Single tickets for the 2009-2010 Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park season, which includes the new John Doyle-helmed production of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, go on sale Aug. 17.

The Marx Theatre season at the Playhouse launches with Anthony Shaffer's Tony-winning stage thriller Sleuth, running Sept. 5-Oct. 3, with an official opening set for Sept. 10.

Doyle's production of Chekhov's Three Sisters, newly adapted by Sarah Ruhl (In the Next Room, Eurydice), will run Oct. 24-Nov. 21, with an opening night scheduled for Oct. 29.

Three Sisters marks Doyle's second production for the Playhouse, having premiered the 2006 actor-musician revival of Stephen Sondheim's Company there prior to its Tony-winning Broadway transfer. Three Sisters is the first non-musical production Doyle has directed for American audiences.

The creative team will feature past Doyle collaborators: Tony-winning costume designer Ann Hould-Ward (Company, Road Show), lighting designer Jane Cox (Road Show) and Tony-winning scenic designer Scott Pask (Coast of Utopia).

The season also includes the world premiere of Walter Mosley's The Fall of Heaven, running Jan. 23-Feb. 20, 2010 (opening Jan. 28). Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon, who opened the 2008 Playhouse season with his musical Emma, will return with his new musical comedy Daddy Long Legs, which runs March 13-April 10, 2010 (opening March 18). Tony-winning director John Caird (Les Miserables) stages the production, which arrives in Cincinnati following its world premiere at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. The final Marx Theatre offering will be a production of the Fats Waller revue Ain't Misbehavin', running May 1-29, 2010 (opening May 6).

The Thompson Shelterhouse Season commences with the world premiere of Michele Lowe's Victoria Musica, running Sept. 26-Oct. 25 (opening Oct. 1). The holidays feature the Playhouse revival of Sanders Family Christmas: More Smoke on the Mountain, running Nov. 7-Dec. 31 (opening Nov. 12); while National Public Radio humorist Kevin Kling will present his humorous and heartfelt personal story How? How? Why? Why? Why? Feb. 13-March 14, 2010 (opening Feb. 18).

David Bar Katz's play The History of Invulnerability, which explores the personal life of Superman creator Jerry Siegel, will run April 3-May 2, 2010 (opening April 8); and Edward Stern will stage The Fantasticks, running May 15-June 20, 2010 (opening May 20).

The holidays will also welcome the annual return of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, running Dec. 3-30 in the Marx Theatre under the direction of Michael Evan Haney.

For tickets phone (513) 421-3888 or visit CincyPlay.

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