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Current Season:  Death of a Salesman * Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus * The Real Inspector Hound * Take Me Out * It Doesn't Get Any Deeper Than This

Up Next!

Death of a Salesman
by Arthur Miller

directed by Julie Jordan
October 21-23, 27-29

In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, Death of a Salesman takes you into the life and memories of  Willy Loman - a struggling salesman who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness in his quest for the “American Dream.”   

Contains mild adult themes.

Special! Two performances will be American Sign Language interpreted: Sunday 10/23 and Friday 10/28.

Tom Peters as Willy Loman
Cathy Bennett as Linda Loman
Lon Nease as Biff Loman
Jeff Nieman as Happy Loman
Josh Roden as Bernard
Erica Cohen as The Woman
Ron Samad as Charley
Burt McCollom as Uncle Ben
Russ McGee as Howard Wagner
Bridgid Dunn Weber as Jenny
Chris Bishop as Stanley
Samantha Morrissey as Miss Forsythe
TBA as Letta


Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Inspired by the famous editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play. On Christmas Eve, 1897, in New York City, eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering whether or not Santa really exists after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job if he can’t find his writer’s voice by morning. Even though they don’t know each other, the spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas lore.

Directed by Rebecca Coots

Production Dates
December 1-4, 2016

Audition Dates
Sunday,  Sept 18, 2016 5-7pm
Tuesday, Sept. 20 , 2016 7-9pm

North College Hill City Center, 
1500 W. Galbraith Rd. in North College Hill, 45239

Virginia O’Hanlon, 8 years old, inquisitive
Mother O’Hanlon, 30-45
Father O’Hanlon, 35-50
Samantha O’Hanlon, 10 years old
Francis Church, young editor, eccentric, klutzy
Walther Gibson, editor and chief of “The Sun”
May Lou Parker, 8 years old, small looking
Wendy Parker, Mary Lou’s younger sister, small, frail, sickly
Hannah Parker, Mary Lou and Wendy’s mother, 30-45
Post-person, boy or girl, early teens
Martha, a friendly soup server – any age
Old Christmas Prologue #1 – timeless character
Old Christmas Prologue #2 – timeless character
Old Christmas Prologue #3 – timeless character
Homeless people, 2-3 any age, gender


Call for 2017-2018 Directors

CenterStage Players is now accepting applications for Directors for our 2017-2018 season.

Generally, CenterStage Players (OH) produce 3-5 shows a year,
which have been performed at the North College Hill City Center in Cincinnati, OH. We strive to present a diverse season which includes consideration of original works by local playwrights.

Interested applicants should send information to Bridgid Dunn Weber, Vice-President of Production before the deadline of November 15th, 2016. The CenterStage Board will schedule interviews with applicants in early January 2017.

Please respond to this notice by e-mail to, or by snail mail:

Attn: Bridgid Dunn Weber
8797 Russett Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45251

Please include the following information with your response.
  1. Your theatrical resume and contact information.
  2. List any production or technical crew persons that work with you on a regular basis.
  3. List a play you would like to direct and please answer the following questions:
    1. What technical issues does the show present, and how would you resolve them?
    2. Are there any foreseen casting difficulties with the show? How would you overcome them?
    3. What draws you, as a director, to want to work on this show?
  4. One copy of the script (s) so that the CenterStage Board can read through it before your interview. We prefer to receive scripts electronically if possible. If this is not possible, please ensure the script is one easily available, e.g. at the public library.
Please note, multiple shows may be pitched. However, individual director interviews will be limited to 30 minutes.