CINCINNATI: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has announced a capital campaign to support a new facility to replace the company’s mainstage performance space, the Marx Theatre. The new building will feature dressing rooms, a rehearsal room, green room, costume shop, and backstage areas, and is set to be complete by fall of 2020.
“The new state-of-the-art mainstage positions the Playhouse for the future,” said artistic director Blake Robison in a statement. “It will enhance our patrons’ experience and give our artists the modern technologies to achieve 21st century production values that are on par or exceed those in New York and London.”
Built in 1968, the Marx Theatre is the oldest mainstage facility at a regional theatre to have not been renovated. The new mainstage theatre complex is the first phase of the company’s long-term goals, which include increasing initiatives in both community engagement and educational outreach. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has brought on Rachel Kirley as its capital campaign director to lead the fundraising efforts.