Playhouse’s “Complete History of Comedy” Earns 4 Star LCT Rating

PlayhouseComedyImagePanelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) with a 4 Star Rating, the Abridged Shakespeare Company’s latest world premiere that skewers comedy in all its forms.

Panelists called The Complete History of Comedy “hilarious”: “I had fun! And laughed! I’ve already recommended this production to a number of people and will keep recommending it.” The entire ensemble was commended (Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor and Dominic Conti): “They did an outstanding job with this material and it was a delight to watch…The energy from these three was contagious, and the audience enjoyed being a part of the show.” Martin and Tichenor were also applauded for their efforts scripting this world premiere. One panelist commented: “It is hard to condense so much comedic history into two hours and they did an admirable job with the play.”

The Complete History of Comedy, Abridged continues through October 29th. Tickets can be purchased at

League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.