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The Amen Corner

Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at The Otto M. Budig Theater, Cincinnati OH

Jan 24 2024
Feb 11 2024
The Amen Corner

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents “The Amen Corner,” James Baldwin’s scalding and exultant masterpiece.

In a small, God-fearing church on a street corner in Harlem, devout pastor Margaret Anderson is confronted with her complicated past.  Her estranged husband returns provoking conflict in her family putting their son at a crossroads.  Will Margaret find forgiveness? Will the congregation accept the complexities of life? Or will both remain unyielding in their religious convictions?  James Baldwin’s scalding and exultant masterpiece of the modern American theatre, proves it is faith and the love we have for our community that sees us through.

January 26 – February 11, 2024
Previews January 24 and 25


Tickets are on sale now. Preview performances are on Wednesday and Thursday before Opening Night, with tickets at $45.

Young Professionals are invited to YP Preview Night on the Wednesday Preview Performance, with discounted tickets at $25, including a free drink and post-show talkback.

Discounts are available for students, seniors, local residents, and community partners, as access to all is important to CSC.

Each performance night has a limited number of $14 "Access" tickets in the Upper Gallery and Stage Gallery.  These can be purchased in advance by going online or calling the Box Office.  And starting 1 hour before each performance, any unreserved tickets may be available as a discounted Rush Ticket to anyone, not just students. These tickets are only $12 and could be located anywhere in the house, depending on that evening's availability. These cannot be reserved more than 1 hour before a show and must be purchased in person in the Box Office. Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Ticketing fees apply.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273) ext. 1, or go online at

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is located at The Otto M. Budig Theater at 1195 Elm Street in OTR, adjacent to Washington Park.  Many parking spaces are available on the street and in nearby lots and garages- for more information, visit

CSC also offers Valet Parking for every performance! Make reservations for $25 in advance when purchasing tickets, or visit Purchasing in advance guarantees a spot.  Valet is available right at the corner of 12th and Elm Street in front of the theater and begins approx. 1.5 hours before a performance. Cars can be picked up for up to one hour following a performance. (After one hour, you will need to arrange pick up with the valet service directly.) After purchasing, the valet will have your name on the list— it's that easy!

Contact: (513) 381-2273


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Additional time info:

Special Performances:

YP Preview Night: Wed - Jan 24, 2024 - 7:30 PM
 Preview Performance: Wed - Jan 24, 2024 - 7:30 PM
 Preview Performance: Wed - Jan 24, 2024 - 7:30 PM
 Q&A with cast following this performance: Sun - Feb 4, 2024 - 2:00 PM
 Sign Language Interpreted | Live Audio Description Service Available: Sun - Feb 11, 2024 - 2:00 PM

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



The Otto M. Budig Theater

1195 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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