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Assistance

Leslye Headland

Feb 21

- Feb 24 | 2019

A man at the end of his rope is literally wrapped up in phone cords in a promo photo for The Playground's production of Assistance in Dayton, Ohio.

For these young assistants, life is an endless series of humiliations at the hands of their hellacious boss, a powerful uber-magnate...

The Library

Scott Z. Burns

Apr 25

- Apr 28 | 2019

A scary, silhouetted figure holds a gun in a promo photo for The Playground's co-production of The Library in Dayton, Ohio.

After Caitlin Gabriel survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities, and anyone who will listen...

The Feast

Cory Finley

Oct 25

- Oct 28 | 2018

Matt, Anna, and Man all ominously stare at the camera in a promo photo for The Playground's production of The Feast in Dayton, Ohio.

Matt and Anna’s relationship is going swimmingly, until the sewers under their apartment open up and begin to speak. The plumber is angry, Matt’s paintings are getting stranger, and a storm is gathering. An eerie comedy about what is real, what is not, and who knows.

Bachelorette

Leslye Headland

Mar 08

- Mar 11 | 2018

A girl taking a drink of champagne at a Bachelorette party

Ten years out of high school, Regan, Gena and Katie convene in the luxurious bridal suite of their old friend, Becky, the night before her wedding in New York City. Fueled by jealousy and resentment, the girls embark on a night of debauchery...

The Tutors

Erica Lipez

Jan 04

- Jan 07 | 2018

A young man is sad and frustrated in a coffee shop

No one dreams of being a tutor: just ask Heidi, Toby, and Joe. While catering to the offspring of New York elite has forced them to confront the anticlimax of adulthood, these roommates are not ready to give up on their social networking startup—just yet...

Tape

Stephen Belber

Oct 19

- Oct 22 | 2017

A man just discovering his biggest secret has just been recorded.

Jon, an aspiring filmmaker on the verge of hitting it big, hooks up for the weekend with his best friend from high school, Vince, a volunteer fireman who makes his money selling dope. Jon's new film is being shown at a festival in Lansing, Michigan, and Vince has come from Oakland to see it. Over the course of the evening, Vince finally gets Jon to admit that ten years ago he did something terrible...

Jailbait

Deirdre O'Connor

Dec 01

- Dec 04 | 2016

Emmy and Claire from The Playground Theatre's production of JAILBAIT in Dayton, Ohio

Through the course of one dizzying night at a club, JAILBAIT follows the parallel stories of two fifteen-year-old girls, desperate to grow up, and two thirty-something men who are looking to be twenty-one again...

This is Our Youth

Kenneth Lonergan

Sep 01

- Sep 04 | 2016

The cast of This Is Our Youth on a grungy fire escape - Promotional photo for The Playground Theatre in Dayton, Ohio

In 1982, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the wealthy, articulate pot-smoking teenagers who were small children in the '60s have emerged as young adults in a country that has just resoundingly rejected everything they were brought up to believe in...

Reasons to be Pretty

Neil LaBute

Mar 24

- Mar 26 | 2016

The cast of Reasons to be Pretty in an apartment - Promotional photo for The Playground Theatre in Dayton, Ohio

A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, REASONS TO BE PRETTY is a gorgeous play.

Really Really

Paul Downs Colaizzo

Dec 03

- Dec 06 | 2015

An emotional scene between Davis and Leigh from The Playground Theatre's Production of Really Really in Dayton, Ohio

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today's youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about 'Generation Me,' it's every man for himself.

The Breakfast Club

John Hughes

Dec 18

- Dec 20 | 2014

The Breakfast Club Cast on Stage - Promotional photo for The Playground Theatre in Dayton, Ohio

The Breakfast Club begins bright and early on a chilly March morning at Shermer High school in 1984, as five high school teenagers prepare for a day of Saturday detention. Each of the five students embodies a typical high school stereotype...

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