May 21 - August 21, 2016
Honey. It’s the 1980s. In Louisiana. At Truvy’s beauty shop — motto: “There is no such thing as natural beauty” — the women are all sass and brass. Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship.
September 5 - October 3, 2015
Three tenors. Three egos. One stage. What could possibly go wrong? Producer — and former mayor of Cleveland — Henry Saunders is about to find out as he attempts to stage the concert of the century. But with an amorous Italian superstar and his hot-blooded wife causing chaos on an operatic level, all bets are off! As opening night draws near, flaring tempers, mistaken identities, and bedroom hijinks bring new meaning to the phrase “the show must go on,” in this laugh-out-loud farce set amidst the glitz and glamour of 1930s Paris.
October 10 - November 8, 2015
The village of Salem is run wild with tales of witchcraft. Deep-seated jealousies, lust and greed are bubbling to the surface from the heat of each neighbor’s exaggerated accusations. Revenge has replaced reason; mere rumors are now damning evidence — and no one is safe. Astoundingly relevant, Arthur Miller’s controversial American classic dares to put us all on trial.
October 24 - 25, 2015
Experience a lifetime of entertainment with Tony and Academy Award winner (and Cleveland Play House alum!) Joel Grey in this enchanting and mesmerizing event that includes an interview, rare film clips, and songs from his over 50 years in show business.
November 27 - December 23, 2015
He’s back! One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn’t come true. The record-breaking show returns to the CPH stage in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. The perfect holiday treat for the entire family.
January 9 - February 7, 2016
Seymour is a nerdy floral clerk with a knack for plants, but not much else. However, one peculiar plant he’s tending might just be his ticket to fame, fortune - and the girl of his dreams. There’s only one teeny — but ‘growing’ — problem: This plant has an unquenchable thirst for the red stuff (type O, A, or B... he’s not picky). Mixing Motown, B-movies, and The American Dream, Little Shop of Horrors is the screamingly funny, gleefully twisted, out-of-this-world hit musical.
January 23 - February 14, 2016
April 3, 1968. The Lorraine Motel. Room 306. Tomorrow, it will become the scene of one of our nation’s greatest losses. But tonight, it is just another stopover motel room for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That is until an extraordinary maid enters the scene and begins to challenge this American icon. Full of vivid theatricality, poetic language, and surprising twists, The Mountaintop delivers a portrait of the man behind the myth that is as provocative as it is beautiful.
February 10 - 20, 2016
The CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program Class of 2016 takes their final bow in Shakespeare’s rollicking comedy that tackles fidelity, shifting loyalties, and love run amok. When two young men fall in love with the same woman, their lifelong friendship hangs in the balance. Along the way, you’ll meet idiosyncratic servants, a runaway woman disguised as a man, domineering fathers, outlaws, and theatre’s most famous—and disobedient—dog.
February 27 - March 20, 2016
How do we make the right decision when there is no clear “right?” It’s a quandary seasoned social worker Caroline faces every day. But her newest case is proving to be her toughest yet, and the fate of baby Luna Gale hangs in the balance. This riveting, suspenseful, and topical play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman plunges us headfirst into the turbulent waters of parenthood, faith and love.
March 16 - 26, 2016
Adapted, inspired, and propelled by Ovid’s epic poem, Metamorphoses, Mary Zimmerman reinterprets ancient myths and stories for a modern audience. Using movement, song, and vivid dramatic and comedic storytelling, Metamorphoses explores love, loss, power, and family in moving and profound ways. This production introduces the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program's Class of 2018.
April 2 - 24, 2016
In this new psychological mystery, a determined man believes the girl he raised is a prophet, and her estranged family attempts to reconnect, heal, and rebuild their world. Cleveland native Rajiv Joseph makes his CPH premiere with this haunting tale of adaptation and survival.
April 14 - 16, 2016
Aurora’s task is simple: deliver a wedding dress to the queen. But when an unexpected storm hits, the young girl finds herself on an adventure beyond her wildest imagination. Music and theater will collide through the bursting swells of a massive storm and in an extraordinary teaming of actors and chamber orchestra. Set amongst the stirring melodies of Benjamin Britten and John Adams, The Good Peaches combines a compelling drama of survival with live music performed by a world class orchestra.
April 23, 2016
Titus is a typical American teenager in the not-distant-enough future. He attends SchoolTM, parties with his friends on weekend trips to the moon and, like everyone else, gets all he needs from the Feed - an implant streaming the internet directly into his brain. Titus has never questioned being told what to think, feel, and buy until he falls for Violet, an awkward rebel who challenges him to resist the Feed. Commissioned by CPH and penned by Cleveland playwright Eric Coble, Feed is a wild adaptation of M.T. Anderson's award-winning novel of first love and the fight for authenticity in a brave - and consumer friendly! - new world.
April 23, 2016
As the French Revolution brews outside, teenage slave Sally Hemings gets her first taste of freedom while serving in Thomas Jefferson’s Paris home. Inside, she becomes involved in one of the most speculated about and scandalous relationships in American history. With verve, humor, and music, playwright Kirsten Greenidge imagines how events unfolded in the Jefferson household for the family and "servants" alike. Little Row Boat is a visceral and intricate story of convictions, contradictions, and sacrifice in the pursuit of liberty.
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