Playhouse Square

Downtown's theater district is home to a cast of characters with stage presence. 

Theater Revival

"There just isn't a better place for me," he insists. 

— from "Hanna Hopes," September 1997

 "Great Lakes was a rotating repertory, which meant the set had to be changed every night — and they were impossible to build. Hamlet was just a beast. But we were young, and I loved it. We could stay at the theater till 2 o'clock in the morning. It was a great summer job."

— Tom Hanks talking about the three summers he spent with Great Lakes Theater Festival in our October 2009 issue. Hanks returned that fall to host a fundraiser for the renovation of the Hanna Theatre.

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