October 13 - 23, 2021
"If music be the food of love, play on!" The CWRU/CPH MFA Class of 2022 returns to in-person performances with Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, Twelfth Night. In the land of Illyria, anything can happen. And when a ship wrecks on its tropical shores, mistaken identities, mismatched partners, fights, falls, feints, music and confusion all collide in the pursuit of love. A fun, playful, and uplifting romp.
October 23 - November 14, 2021
During a third grade lesson on the Civil Rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latina girl raises her hand to ask, “Where did we sit on the bus?” Her teacher can’t answer the question. This autobiographical solo show follows that kid from her childhood to adulthood, as she explores her family’s history, her identity as a first-generation American, and what the world will be like for her future children. Featuring live music that brings together Latin beats, hip-hop, and looping, Where Did We Sit on the Bus is a high-energy, tour-de-force theatrical experience that examines what it means to be Latinx in America.
A New Holiday Musical
November 27 - December 22, 2021
For the holidays, we’ll be bringing you a brand new, family-friendly musical set in Cleveland! When the annual downtown Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes an unexpected turn, an array of Clevelanders step forward to keep the spirit of the season alive. Light It Up! illuminates the power of love, kindness, and each person’s ability to make every day brighter. This world premiere musical features original pop, rock, gospel, and jazz holiday tunes and new arrangements of Christmas favorites by Tony Awardwinning composer Jason Michael Webb. It’s a celebration of family, friends, community, and connection.
February 5 - 27, 2022
Get ready for exhilarating action that will have you cheering, “All for One and One for All!” The Three Musketeers, an adventurous tale of brave friends fighting injustice, is jam-packed with secret plots, treacherous spies, dazzling swordplay, and sweeping romance. This fast, fun, and fresh production directed by Artistic Director Laura Kepley and designed by Lex Liang will feature a diverse cast and combat styles from around the globe.
March 5 - 27, 2022
An epic tragedy reimagined. In a dystopian near-future, a war-torn nation struggles for peace and unity. The newly appointed leader Creon stands for law and order. But her niece Antigone kneels for justice. Neither will yield, and a fatal battle of wills rages. Pushed to extremes, who will bend, and who will break? This high-stakes, timeless tale burns with contemporary relevance, as age and youth clash over the future of their country. CPH’s 2020 production of Antigone was in its second week of rehearsal when it had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Featuring Mariah Burks as Antigone and Vanessa Morosco as Creon, CPH is pleased to bring this production back to the stage for the 2021-22 season.
April 30 - May 22, 2022
Inspired by Cleveland’s past, present, and future, I’m Back Now is a loving and tender family drama that transcends time and space. Sara journeys to Cleveland to meet her birth mother Elle and discovers that they are descendants of Sara Lucy Bagby, the last person ever prosecuted under the Fugitive Slave Act. Traveling through time from the 1860s to today, the play weaves together the lives of three generations of one Cleveland family. This play was commissioned by Cleveland Play House in 2020 through the Roe Green Fund for New American Plays.
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