Spend an enjoyable hour with fascinating people from Ohio's past in the intimate setting of museum theatre.
These characters will connect their times to yours by sharing their life stories. These are charming and engaging performances that are appropriate for all ages and wheel chair accessible. Performances are free with museum admission every Saturday at 1:00 and 3:00 pm.
December 7, 14, 21, and 28
Tales of a Department Store Santa
Hear a department store Santa of the 1950s baby boom era discuss his experiences.
January 4, 11, 18, and 25
Ruth Lyons, the Woman Who Invented Talk Television
Come back in time with us to the early days of television, when WLW in Cincinnati had one of the most popular shows on the air, the 50/50 Club, hosted by the flamboyant Ruth Lyons, the woman who's said to have "invented talk TV." Robin Schuricht portrays Ruth Lyons in this one-woman performance.
February 1, 8, 15 and 22
Alice Dunbar Nelson: Poet, Journalist, Political Activist
Among the first generation of African Americans born in the South after the Civil War, Alice graduated from college in 1892 and taught for six years, editing the woman's page of a New Orleans paper in her free time. She began publishing her poetry and short stories at age 20. In 1895 she began a correspondence with Paul Laurence Dunbar. They later married and moved to Washington, D.C. The two came from very different racial experiences: Alice's light skin allowed her to "pass," while Paul's more "African" appearance kept him out of places she was able to enter. Krysteen Hammond of Columbus portrays Alice Dunbar Nelson in this one-woman performance.