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Stephen Belber

Oct 19

- Oct 22 | 2017

A tiny placeholder image for the main Playground feed image 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...

The Tutors

Erica Lipez

Jan 04

- Jan 07 | 2018

A tiny placeholder image for the main Playground feed image 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...

Bachelorette

Leslye Headland

Mar 08

- Mar 11 | 2018

A tiny placeholder image for the main Playground feed image 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...

Jailbait

Deirdre O'Connor

Dec 01

- Dec 04 | 2016

A tiny placeholder image for the main Playground feed image 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

A tiny placeholder image for the main Playground feed image 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

A tiny placeholder image for the main Playground feed image 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

A tiny placeholder image for the main Playground feed image 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

A tiny placeholder image for the main Playground feed image 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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