Posted December 12, 2012 in Press Releases
Due to audience demand, Cleveland Play House (CPH) has added a performance to the run of A Carol for Cleveland, the world premiere holiday play by award-winning playwright Eric Coble, based on the novella A Carol for Cleveland penned by best-selling mystery author Les Roberts. Having met its single ticket sales goal with two weeks remaining in its run, A Carol for Cleveland, directed by CPH Associate Artistic Director Laura Kepley, has been embraced by audiences. The additional performance will take place on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 7:00pm. Tickets are available by calling 216-241-6000 or online atwww.clevelandplayhouse.com.
In A Carol for Cleveland, Ed Podolak is down on his luck and has been for some time. Laid off from his job at a steel mill in Pennsylvania, he has made his way to Cleveland – where the steel industry is still hanging on – to see if he can get back to supporting his now estranged family. It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed’s been in Cleveland for an entire year, living, half-starving, in a roach motel. Beset by memories that make him feel, if possible, even more miserable, he tries to distract himself by stumbling out to the lights of Public Square … where he does something desperate and regrettable. But bleak as things are, Ed is not alone. Through the intercession of a child named Charlie and Charlie’s family and friends, Ed is able to redeem himself and find the courage to start the difficult, but heart-warming process of reunification with his wife and children.