Family Performance Series – Winter/Spring 2018

The Family Performance Series is sponsored by: 

Celebrating Black Culture

Martin’s Dream – Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Martin’s Dream - Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center

Presented by the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati.

Martin’s Dream brings this historical figure to life through the power of story, speech, and song.  Watch as Dr. King tells the story of his life, from his childhood in the Deep South all the way to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.  Created and performed by the talented and charismatic Deondra Kamau Means, this one-man show explores the real person behind the pictures, a funny, intelligent, passionate man whose faith, family and education made him one of the most revered people in our nation's history.  Co-Sponsored by Oxford branch of the NAACP.

Celebrating Black Culture

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents: 
Maya Angelou: A Writer’s Legacy
 February 7 @ 7:00 pm

Maya Angelou experienced a life that most of us could hardly imagine and her impact on society was immeasurable. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is proud to bring you a world premiere biographical sketch of the iconic Maya Angelou. Her talents as an actress, dancer, songwriter, and poet entertained and challenged us. While her life, filled with heartache, political activism and humanitarian service taught us to value each other as beautiful, intelligent, works of art.

Celebrating Black Culture  is supported by Oxford Community Foundation

Cincinnati Playhouse presents Pinocchio
February 8 @ 7:00 pm

Presented by Cincinnati Playhouse.

A well-loved story, PINOCCHIO is about a wooden puppet of the same name full of childlike whimsy that was brought to life by the lonely toymaker Gepetto. The play is packed with playful antics, magical creatures, madcap comedy and dollops of fun for the whole family from age 6 and up.

The story, adapted by Toby Hulse from the original stories written by Carlo Collodi, plays on January 26 at 7 pm at the Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC).  This FREE performance is part of  OCAC's Family Performance Series, sponsored by Miami University's Performing Arts Series.

(rescheduled from an earlier date due to cast illness)

Celebrating Black Culture

Bi Okoto presents: Rhythms of our Land
February 28 @ 6:30 pm

Sponsored by: Miami University's
Center for American & World Cultures

In Celebration of Black History month, Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre will take us on an interactive journey to West Africa.



Madcap Puppets presents: Jules & Verne’s Excellent Adventure
March 30 @ 7 pm

Written and adapted by Harper Lee and presented by Madcap Puppets.

With the science fair just around the corner, Jules challenges Verne to race around the world! May the best scientist win in this exciting re-imagining of Jules Verne’s epic adventures, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days.

Cincinnati Playhouse presents: Rapunzel
April 7 @ 2:00 pm

Young Rapunzel lives in a tower with her overprotective grandmother, safe from the dangers of the world. As her curiosity about the outside grows, Rapunzel meets Rafi, a local boy whose friendship finally gives her the courage to be free