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The Amen Corner

January 26 February 11

Shakespeare Theater

$14 – $74

See The Amen Corner by James Baldwin at the Otto M Budig Theatre from January 26 to February 11.

In a small, God-fearing church on a street corner in Harlem, devout pastor Margaret Anderson (played by Torie Wiggins) is confronted with her complicated past. Her estranged husband returns, provokes conflict in her family, and puts 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 faith and our love for our community that sees us through.

“The Amen Corner” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Tickets to The Amen Corner

Tickets to The Amen Corner range from $14 to $74.

Divine 9 members can use code DIVINE to receive 50 percent off tickets online and when calling the box office.

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The Amen Corner Performances

  • January 24 – 7:30 p.m. | Preview Performance – Young Professionals Preview Night
  • January 25 – 7:30 p.m. | Preview Performance – Q&A with director & creative team following performance
  • January 26 – 7:30 p.m. | Opening Night
  • January 27 – 7:30 p.m.
  • January 28 – 2 p.m. | Q&A with the cast following this performance
  • February 1 – 7:30 p.m.
  • February 2 – 7:30 p.m.
  • February 3 – 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • February 4 – 2:00 p.m. | Q&A with the cast following this performance
  • February 8 – 7:30 p.m.
  • February 9 – 7:30 p.m.
  • February 10 – 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • February 11 – 2 p.m. | Sign Language Interpreted – Live Audio Description Service Available

About Torie Wiggins

Torie Wiggins is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Dramatic Performance and has been performing professionally for over 15 years. She has co-adapted and performed a one-woman show, Your Negro Tour Guide, at various venues across the country.

Cincinnati credits include Collapse, Afghan Women Writer’s Project, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Pluto, Harry and the Thief (Know Theatre of Cincinnati); The Mountaintop, Cinderella, Violet, and His Eye is on The Sparrow (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati); Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 by Anna Deveare Smith (Diogenes Theatre Co); Mame, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Crowns (Human Race Theatre Co.) and Oliver Twist, A Raisin in the Sun and Fences (Cincinnati Shakespeare Co.)

She appeared in To Kill a Mockingbird with both Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Her directing credits include We Are Proud to Present…and Good Kids at Miami University Department of Theatre, Dreamgirls and Proof at The Carnegie Theater, and Blues for an Alabama Sky at Falcon Theatre.

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About the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a resident ensemble theatre company bringing Shakespeare and the Classics to life for all. CSC’s repertoire comprises the works of William Shakespeare, literary adaptations, world premieres, and contemporary classics.

Each year, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Education and Outreach Programs reach more than 50,000 young people and community members by meeting audiences where they are. This includes sharing programming in schools, parks, and community centers and hosting educational matinees of mainstage productions.

Otto M Budig Theatre Venue Details


Convenient self-parking is available near the theater, including metered parking on the street, the Elm Street lot, the Washington Park garage across from Music Hall, the Towne Center Garage on Central Parkway, and more!

Valet Parking service is available for every performance night. Purchasing in advance guarantees your spot. Arrive using Cincinnati METRO.


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company offers a variety of resources and accommodations to bring Shakespeare and the Classics to all. Accommodations are available to all and include gender-neutral restrooms, wheelchair-accessible seating, Sign Language Interpreted and Audio Described Performances, and more.

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