More than 5,000 young people attend a student matinee at CPH each season. This season, we are happy to have our educators and students back in person for the 2022-2023 school year!
A biographical play about the life of Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall – from his work as a young lawyer for the NAACP to his elevation to the highest court in the nation.
Content Advisory: Descriptions of racially charged hate and violence; Racial slurs and profanity.
A sensual, poetic adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that illuminates real-life “monsters” and blurs the line between fact and fiction. This gritty yet highly theatrical tale brings what’s buried back to life
Content Advisory: Adult themes. Sexual innuendo and banter, stylized physical and sexual intimacy of many varieties; substance abuse/usage; sounds of gunshots; stylized violence; images of horror and death.
A joyous retelling of the Nativity story set to gospel music, dramatic dance and a biblical narrative. Black Nativity is a heartwarming story conceived by legendary playwright and poet Langston Hughes, presented by Karamu House.
Content Advisory: This is a public performance.
A troupe of actors presents a 1920s murder mystery with disastrous results, where everything – literally – goes wrong. An international hit that’s equal parts Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes – The Play That Goes Wrong is full of mishaps, mischief, and madcap mania!
Content Advisory: Mild profanity; mild sexual innuendo; comic portrayals of violence, injury, and murder; brief discussions of infidelity and suicide; sounds of gunshots; an actress appears on stage in styled undergarments.
A fictitious examination of the rivalry between renowned Italian composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Musical history is enlivened and re-imagined in this parable about malice, madness, and the love of music.
Content Advisory: Mild profanity; sexual innuendo; nonconsensual physical touch; seduction, physical violence toward a woman; discussions of adultery.
A story of hope, heritage, and healing love, a community must rally together to preserve their culture and their way of life. In The Heights, tells the story of a once vibrant neighborhood on the brink of change.
Content Advisory: Mild profanity; mild sexual innuendo; a single scene of a drunken brawl; a single scene of looting and violence in the streets.
The Allen, Helen and Outcalt theatres are located at Playhouse Square
1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115
Administrative Offices and Education Center
1901 E. 13th Street, Suite 200 Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 400-7000
7401 Detour Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103