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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Debuts New Theater

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's new $17 million theater in Over-the-Rhine is ready for its debut.A ribbon cutting is set for 6 p.m. Friday followed by open houses throughout the weekend.

The new 233-seat theater is on Elm Street adjacent to Washington Park.

According to the company:

The new facility is now complete and incorporates space for modern theatrical technology, increased seating capacity and lobby, expanded education and community outreach opportunities, as well as on-site production areas and administrative offices. The theatre will also become the "finale" of a planned "Classical Arts Corridor" connecting Music Hall, Memorial Hall, the School for Creative and Performing Arts, and Washington Park.

The first production in the theater's new home will be A Midsummer Night's Dream. It opens Sept. 8.

Credit Provided / Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The lobby.

Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Prior to joining Cincinnati Public Radio, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and a regional Murrow Award. She enjoys snow skiing, soccer and dogs.