Upcoming Productons

June 13 at 7 p.m.

The bawdy, bombastic, and chronically cash-poor Sir John Falstaff has been causing problems in the quiet town of Windsor. When his massive bar tab outstrips his meager means, he needs to raise some cash—and quick. He hatches a plan to seduce two of Windsor's most wealthy married women, but when they catch wind of his salacious scheme, they turn the tables on their would-be wooer, joining forces to teach him a lesson he won't soon forget.

July 11 at 7 p.m.

The prodigal Prince Hal has cast off the unruly companions of his youth and ascended to the throne of England. But the country is bankrupt and civil unrest bubbles just under the surface. In order to refill the royal coffers and unify the country, the young King Henry V sets his sights on the conquest of France. But his fervent army of nobles and commoners soon find themselves in hostile territory, surrounded and woefully outnumbered, as Shakespeare's game of thrones continues.

August 8 at 7 p.m.

Although a Moor and an outsider in Venice, Othello's military prowess has earned him the respect of many—and the seething animosity of one. Othello's long-time underling Iago is resentful of the Moor's success, and when Othello elopes with a Venetian's daughter, Iago sets in motion a devious plot to exact revenge. With an insinuation here, a whisper there, and the duplicitous deployment of a purloined handkerchief, Iago masterfully plays on the virtues and vulnerabilities of our tragic hero, weaving with Machiavellian glee "the net that shall enmesh them all."

September 12 at 7 p.m.

Betrayed and exiled to a deserted island, with only his books and his infant daughter for company, the magician Prospero has spent years plotting his revenge. When fate places all his old enemies within his reach, Prospero summons a magical storm that brings them crashing down onto his shores. This romantic tale replete with magic and monsters, love and liquor, and retribution and redemption is a voyage you won't want to miss.

November 14 at 7 p.m.

The secret marriage of a king's daughter sets off a chain reaction of slander, jealousy, and divine intervention in this quirky romance. With a cast that includes an evil stepmother, scheming suitor, and devoted lovers, the drama is heightened by duels, kidnappings, and disguised identities. "Cymbeline" offers captivating storytelling that is crowned by the beauty of its language. A moving story of loss and redemption, "Cymbeline" promises that a leap of faith can lead to miracles.

December 12 at 7 p.m.

What do you get when you combine a shipwreck, a cross-dressed Lady, a lovelorn Lord, a fickle Countess, a drunken uncle, a flamboyant fop, an uptight servant, a mischievous clown, a protective pirate and an identical twin? You get the kind of delightfully and deliciously twisted knot that only Shakespeare can untie in one of the Bard's most lively, lovely, and lyrical comedies, "Twelfth Night."


Past Productons

August 30 at 7 p.m.

What happens when feuding faeries meddle in the love lives of human couples? Comical adventures, mistaken identities, and a silly play-within-a-play! Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Jeremy Dubin adapted and directs this special radio production.

October 30 at 7 p.m.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a 1-hour radio version of The War of the Worlds in partnership with WVXU.

February 14 at 7 p.m.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents one of the most beloved romantic tragedies in Shakespeare's canon, Romeo and Juliet, the tale of Bard's star-crossed lovers.

March 14 at 7 p.m.

Join WVXU and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for an hour-long radio adaptation of The Bard's epic tale of conspiracy, power, and political idolatry that feels hauntingly familiar to today's world.

April 18 at 7 p.m.

From Cincinnati Shakespeare Company: When their war of wits comes to a head, their friends decide there's only one thing to be done: trick the hapless couple into falling hopelessly love.

May 9 at 7 p.m.

Betrayal, love, bloodshed and tragedy adorn the path in this chilling, supernatural tale, leaving us wondering how far Macbeth will go to get what she wants.