Cincinnati Playhouse premieres 68th new work, 'Seven Spots on the Sun'

Rick Pender

Many theaters across America brag about presenting world premieres, but few can rival the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, which this week opens a new work for the 68th time.

Up-and-coming writer Martín Zimmerman’s new play is about mourning and loss in a Latin American village recovering from a brutal civil war.

When a plague threatens the town’s children, a reclusive doctor discovers he has a magical ability to heal. But it’s complicated.

KJ Sanchez, one of the Playhouse’s new artistic associates, herself a playwright, is directing the show in the Thompson Shelterhouse.

Tuesday-Sunday. Through Oct. 27. $30-$75. Thompson Shelterhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Mount Adams, 513-421-3888, .

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