September 17 - October 9, 2016
The clock is ticking. The November election looms. “Accidental President” Lyndon B. Johnson’s window is closing to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and win the American people over to the side of momentous social change. Backroom deals and showdowns between the infamous and the influential take center stage in this absorbing Tony Award-winning drama. A mirror of our times, All the Way reflects the power of one person and one vote to transform our country.
October 22 - November 13, 2016
Olivia is an obscure novelist on the cusp of 40; Ethan is a famous blogger—and 28. When these two strangers collide at a remote B&B, a steamy romance erupts. Passion, intellect, and secret agendas clash in Sex With Strangers. This smart, tantalizing take on modern love flirts with the ever-blurring line between public and private in our digital age.
November 25 - December 23, 2016
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.
December 7 - 17, 2016
Neighborhoods change, but do people? This ferociously smart and pulverizingly funny satire—inspired by the groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun—reveals how people in one house battle to protect or advance their way of life through 50 years of societal changes. The Washington Post calls it “one of the feistiest, funniest evenings in years.”
January 21 - February 12, 2017
The hunting and haunting of the heir to the Baskerville fortune proves the most puzzling—and dangerous!—case in the illustrious careers of Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson. Cleveland favorite Ken Ludwig is back with his madcap adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery, transforming The Hound of the Baskervilles into an all-out comedic theatrical adventure. Full of humor, horror, and plenty of stage magic, five actors play nearly 40 roles in this kooky and spooky caper that will have you howling with laughter.
March 4 - 26, 2017
Buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. Li’l Bit takes us on a no-holds-barred trip back in time to her adolescence in 1960s Maryland and her complicated relationship with an older man. A deeply compassionate look at how we are shaped by the people who hurt us, How I Learned to Drive masterfully veers in and out of personal memory and deftly traverses comedy, drama, and farce. CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley steers Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary masterpiece.
March 15 - 25, 2017
When two young city gentlemen pursue romance in the country they come up against more than they bargained for in this insightful and witty romantic romp. It’s city vs. country, men vs. women, and parents vs. children—with love conquering all—in one of the most popular British comedies of all time.
April 1 - 23, 2017
Still holding onto the memory of his recently deceased wife and a long-standing racially charged lawsuit against the NYPD, ex-cop Walter “Pops” Washington is not one to forgive and forget. Day in and day out, he rules the roost in the impressive rent-controlled apartment that he shares with his parolee son and surrogate family. But, eviction notices and ultimatums are piling up, and Pops soon becomes caught between losing his honor and losing his home.
April 15 - May 20, 2017
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. Freaky Friday, a new musical comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update of an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day.
May 11 - 20, 2017
What happens when you discover you're not alone in your body? In this world premiere play, Cleveland writer Eric Coble takes us to the tiny town of Dove Creek, Colorado, where three seemingly random locals find themselves at the center of mysteries—and potential miracles. As their lives become increasingly linked, the line between faith and madness begins to thin, and these former strangers hurtle down a course of life-changing proportions.
May 20, 2017
In 1834, Afong Moy is brought to the United States from Beijing and put on display as the “Chinese Lady” for the American public. Over the next 55 years, she performs an ethnicity that both defines and challenges her own view of herself, as she witnesses stunning transformations in the American identity. Inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant, playwright Lloyd Suh unearths hidden history and spins a tale of dark poetic whimsy.
May 20, 2017
To make his next big deal, an up-and-coming Philadelphia real estate developer needs to acquire—and level—a beloved family-owned soul food establishment. But as he’s taken through the restaurant’s incredible 100-year history, the present becomes entwined with the past, and the tale emerges of the escaped southern migrants who risked everything to build and celebrate their new life up north through cooking. With a live band on stage, cast members will perform select songs from this dynamic new score composed by American songwriter Nolan Williams, Jr., an emerging new voice in musical theatre.
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