Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Know to Go – Theatre at a Distance

Stream Team

Know’s Stream Team Makes available MainStage and Second Stage works from our archives for YOU to be able to enjoy at a distance. Check back for a rotating selection of shows!

The Light at the End of A World

The Light at the End of a World

Light Houses. Maritime jokes. Model Making. Victorian esoterica. Puppets.

This devised show from the artistic team at Know Theatre offers a choose your own path journey to illuminate the darkest time of the year. It all begins with a brief history of light houses… and who can say what will unfold from there.

This limited run performance featured a combination of live and prerecorded elements, giving you control over what pieces of the show you’ll experience. The seas may get bumpy, but we’ll guide you safely by these rocky shores.

Winner of Experimental Production of the Year from the Young-Howze Theatre Awards.

The video on demand version of the show is available for you to view for free here.

Rated: PG

Run Time: 60-70 minutes, depending on your story path.

Rated: PG (some strong language)


Will you walk with me?  You can use the map.
Be the navigator. It will help.  

Join us on a spring time walk through Cincinnati’s Eden Park for a new adaptation of ancient mythology, where you choose which story to experience. Persephone and Inanna are both gods who returned from the underworld: one seeking reunion, the other in pursuit of revenge.

In Crypsis you accompany a narrator, picking which path to take, as she finds her own unique road home.

Crypsis is a new immersive audio play with a bonus: we’re using geolocation technology to advance the story with new scenes as you walk past certain landmarks – iconic locations that, as you listen, perhaps become something more.

You can take the walk for free in person using the echoes app on your smartphone. Find the show and install the app here.

And if you’re unable to make the walk in person, we have a video version where we do the walking for you, available for free here.

Rated: PG-13 (some strong language and violent imagery)

Run Time: 20 minutes for each path of the walk, depending on your walking speed.
(We recommend a leisurely walking speed of only around 2 miles per hour.)

Darkest Night at the Gnarly Stump

On the darkest night of the year, residents of a secluded Appalachian town gather at a local pub, The Gnarly Stump, to share ghost stories and songs. When an outsider arrives reporting the mysterious disappearance of her sister, the lines between story and reality become blurred–there’s more than just trees in those woods.

This world premiere commissioned by Know Theatre pairs a play from Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth martin, the writers behind Know’s Saturday the 14th, We Will Rise: Stories from the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, and the live action Disney film Mulan (2020), with songs from Paul Strickland, local fringe favorite, nationally acclaimed story-teller, and author of The Trailer Park TrilogyBalls of Yarns, and co-author of Andy’s House of [blank].

Originally filmed in Know Theatre’s Underground bar, in December of 2016.

Rent Darkest Night at the Gnarly Stump through Vimeo on Demand!

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