Sometimes smaller is better. Cincinnati has several good theater companies. Of these the Ensemble Theater is the best. Fifteen years ago, my wife and I, lacking any other Saturday night activity, decided to attend their then current production. We have been subscribers since.
The theater is small and that is part of its charm. It feels friendly. The location on Vine Street is at the center of a food and entertainment district which is thriving. There are many new restaurants, shops as well as residential housing. We usually have dinner there before the play. For $2 parking is available at a garage across the street.
Every year the Ensemble Theater premiers 6 plays which have not previously been seen in Cincinnati. They are carefully chosen. The quality is high and the acting exceptional. Even the sets are remarkable. Much of the credit for the success of the Ensemble Theater, as well as for the revitalization of the Vine Street area, goes to the theater's producer, D. Lynn Meyers. Dynamic, industrious, personable and persuasive, she has had the vision and perseverence to make the Ensemble Theater a success.
If you live in the Cincinnati area, give the Ensemble Theater a try. You will be amazed. If you are just visiting, join us and enjoy the Ensemble Theater and the Vine Street area.
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