On the Boards: Now onstage in Central Ohio

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Prospera (Susan Wismar, left) tells daughter Miranda (Hannah Roth) how they arrived at their remote island home in Actors’ Theatre’s production of The Tempest. (Photo by Richard Ades)

Actors’ Theatre
Current show: The Tempest
When, where: Aug. 10-Sept. 3, Schiller Park amphitheater, 1069 Jaeger St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday
Tickets: pay what you will, bring a blanket or lawn chair; reservations for seats or keepsake blankets available for $20
Contact: 614-444-6888 or theactorstheatre.org

Columbus Civic Theater
Current show: Crimes of the Heart
When, where: July 20-Aug. 20, 3837 Indianola Ave., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $20, $17.50 students (with valid ID) and seniors (62-plus)
Contact: 614-447-7529 or www.columbuscivic.org

Dinner Detective
Current show: The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show
When, where: ongoing, Sheraton Columbus Hotel @ Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus
Show times: 6 p.m. Saturday (note: some performances sold out)
Tickets: $59.95 (including dinner)
Contact: thedinnerdetective.com/columbus

Eclipse Theatre Company
Current show: The Paris Letter
When, where: Aug. 17-27, 670 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite F, Worthington
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $18; Thursdays only: pay what you can or pay with a can (for the Worthington Food Pantry)
Contact: 614-881-0382 or eclipsetheatrecompany.org

Evolution Theatre Company
Current show: Perfect Arrangement
When, where: Aug. 18-Sept. 2, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus
Show times: previews 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday (Aug. 18-19); regular performances (beginning Aug. 24): 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, plus 8 p.m. Aug. 30
Tickets: all preview tickets $12; regular performances: $25, $20 seniors, $15 students
Contact: 1-800-838-3006 or evolutiontheatre.org


Dustin Schwab, Ben Tucker and Kayla Theis (from left) in MadLab Theatre’s production of Counter/Top (Photo by Anna Leeper)

Current show: Counter/Top
When, where: Aug. 10-26, MadLab Theatre and Gallery, 227 N. Third St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Tickets: $18, $15 students/seniors, $13 members
Also showing:
Tuesday Night Improv, 8 p.m. most Tuesdays; tickets: $8
It’s All Been Done Radio Hour, 5:30 p.m. select Saturdays (upcoming shows: Sept. 9, Oct. 14); tickets: $7, $5 students/seniors
Contact: 614-221-5418 or madlab.net

Out of the Box Community Theatre
Current show: Radio Mystery Theatre
When, where: Aug. 18-20, Hoge Presbyterian Memorial Church, 2930 W. Broad St., Columbus
Show times: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $12, $10 students/seniors/military
Contact: 614-992-2930 or www.ootbct.org

Shadowbox Live
Current shows:
Best of Shadowbox Live, June 8-Aug. 26; show times: 7:30 Fridays, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturdays; tickets: $25-$40, $20-$35 students/seniors/military
Best of Shadowbox Live Nightcap (condensed, one-hour version), June 9-Aug. 25; show time: 10:30 p.m. Fridays; tickets: $20, $15 students/seniors/military
Evolutionaries: The Stories and Music of Prince and David Bowie, Jan. 26-Sept. 21; show times: 7:30 p.m. select Wednesdays-Thursdays; tickets: $25, $20 students/seniors/military
Rock of Ages, April 13-Aug. 27; show times: 2 and 7 p.m. select Sundays; tickets: $25, $20 students/seniors/military
The Lunchbox, 1 p.m. most Fridays (doors at noon); tickets: $10, $5 students/seniors
Upcoming shows at Backstage Bistro:
Tuesdays With Mak & Winks: Female as F***, 8 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 15); tickets: $7
Hashtag Comedy: 8 p.m. most Wednesdays; tickets: $5
Friday Night Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Fridays (till 12:30 a.m.); tickets: free
Longform Saturday Night, 11 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 19); tickets: $5
Contact: 614-416-7625 or shadowboxlive.org

Tantrum Theater
Current show: Into the West
When, where: Aug. 1-19, Abbey Theater, Dublin Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road, Dublin
Show times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $28, $26 seniors (65-plus), $10 students with valid ID
Contact: 614-793-5700 or tantrumtheater.org

For a day-by-day calendar of select shows in Central Ohio and beyond, visit https://lifefullofcheese.com/theatre-roundtable-production-calendar-columbus-oh/.

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