September 12 - October 5, 2014
When the Hubbard siblings have the chance to strike it rich, not even the ties of blood or marriage are safe from their cold calculations and elaborate schemes. Artistic Director Laura Kepley launches CPH’s 99th season with Lillian Hellman’s delicious drama of ambition and greed in the Deep South that warns us to keep our friends close—and our relatives closer.
October 24 - November 16, 2014
It’s 1988 in an upper-class Midwest suburb. Teens Hank and Julian live and breathe hip-hop while their peers would rather rock. Determined to create the ultimate suburban rap song, the duo forges ahead through unconvinced parents and the highs and lows of friendship. With a ‘theatre DJ’ looping, spinning and remixing the action on stage, How We Got On takes us on an uplifting lyrical journey of dreaming big and discovering your voice.
November 12 - 22, 2014
Following the death of their father, sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina dream of returning to Moscow, the glorious city of their youth which represents all things civilized and cultured. Yet, as their yearning increases, the reality of their current provincial lives grows more stifling. Chekhov’s The Three Sisters is a masterpiece of modern theatre that explores the universal — and sometimes comical — struggle to find meaning in our lives.
November 28 - December 21, 2014
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 23 - February 15, 2015
His woman left him, he’s broke, and it’s almost five o’clock in the morning. But don’t worry about our hero. All he needs is the right music—and the right guys—to get him through. Enter five guys named Moe, stepping out through his radio to cajole, comfort and jazz him with dozens of whimsical hit songs from the extraordinary Louis Jordan. An international sensation, Five Guys Named Moe is an exhilarating, all-embracing musical experience.
February 25 - March 7, 2015
On the eve of heiress Tracy Lord's second marriage, a steady stream of visitors — including her ex-husband and the paparazzi — create a most unwelcoming guest list. With manners running high — and expectations low — the big question is whether Tracy will make it to the altar at all. In our era of tabloid journalism and growing class-consciousness, Philip Barry's classic romantic comedy is as potent and incisive as ever. The Philadelphia Story is a fascinating peek into the mixed-up lives of the rich and famous who seemingly "have it all."
February 27 - March 22, 2015
At age 14, pianist Lisa Jura was separated from everything and everyone she knew and loved. In The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Jura’s daughter, renowned pianist Mona Golabek, brings her mother’s true tale of survival and triumph to the stage. Featuring live performances of classics by Chopin, Beethoven, and Debussy, Pianist is a deeply moving story infused with hope and the life-affirming power of music.
April 3 - 26, 2015
Siblings Vanya and Sonia are contentedly discontent to pass into their twilight years sipping coffee and watching for blue herons. However, their unremarkable but stable lives are about to be upended when their fading B-movie-star sister descends upon their quiet country home with a revelation—and sexy boy toy Spike—in tow. Existential, Chekhovian despair and family-squabbling has never been as funny as in Christopher Durang’s zany, Tony Award-winning comedy that questions our ability to age gracefully in an era of selfies and Twitter.
May 1 - 31, 2015
“Peace. Love. Respect for all.” So goes the motto of Fairfield Elementary, a public school located in a diverse, liberal district. But when a young teacher’s misguided attempts at celebrating Black History Month take a hilariously dark turn, chaos erupts and it seems it may be impossible to safely reach the ‘CelebrEthnic Potluck.’ Fairfield is a razor-sharp, insightful comedy from Cleveland playwright Eric Coble that examines how we each determine what’s appropriate and inappropriate, and whether “We Shall Overcome.”
May 9, 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." This New Ground reading is a laugh-out-loud farce set amidst the glitz and glamour of 1930s Paris.
May 14 - 16, 2015
Folk rock singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke was always close to her mother Darren, a Christian Scientist and poet, even when they didn't see eye to eye on religion. So when Darren is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Jonatha puts her life on hold and becomes her caretaker. Together they embark on this new "adventure" where faith is tested and poetry discovered in the unlikeliest of places. With humor and honesty, My Mother Has 4 Noses interweaves original music with personal narrative to tell a beautiful, poignant mother-daughter love story.
May 16, 2015
2015 Roe Green Award Winner Rebecca Gilman will be in Cleveland developing Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Big change is coming to the small town where Kim and Kat are raising their teenage daughter. Reynolds, Wisconsin, is known for its pungent limburger cheese and not much else. But that’s all about to change when Monroe’s largest employer is bought out by a national corporation and Kat befriends the new boss’s cosmopolitan wife. While their neighbors prepare to strike, Kat and Kim climb the social and corporate ladder…but at what cost? Flavored with plenty of laughs and small town charm, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 is an absorbing, poignant story of community and the changing times.
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