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2021/2022 Season

Twelfth Night

CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

Twelfth Night

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. Visitor Health and Safety

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Where Did We Sit on the Bus?

Where Did We Sit on the Bus?

October 23 - November 26, 2021

During a third grade lesson on the Civil Rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latina child 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. Visitor Health and Safety InsideCPH Information

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Light It Up!

Light It Up!

November 27 - January 3, 2022

For the holidays, we bring you a brand new, family-friendly musical event! Welcome to Tinselville, USA! It’s this holly-jolly town’s world-famous annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, and you are invited to join in the fun! This world premiere one-of-a-kind musical event features original pop, rock, gospel, and jazz holiday tunes and new arrangements of Christmas favorites by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Michael Webb. Light It Up! is a celebration of family, friends, community, and each person’s ability to make every day brighter. Visitor Health and Safety

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Antigone

Antigone

March 5 - April 8, 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? A high-stakes, timeless tale, Antigone burns with contemporary relevance, as age and youth clash over the future of their country. Visitor Health and Safety 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.

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Passage

CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

Passage

March 23 - April 2, 2022

Country X is dominated by Country Y. A friendship between two people is challenged in this climate of fear and distrust leading to an explosive accusation. A fantasia inspired by E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India, writer Christopher Chen creates a suspenseful story about the challenges of true connection. Passage marks the Cleveland debut of the Class of 2024!

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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

April 30 - June 3, 2022

Get ready for exhilarating action that will have you cheering “All for One and One for All!” The Three Musketeers follows the adventures of young D’Artagnan and his band of Musketeers as they bravely fight injustice to protect the ones they love. This fast, fun, and fresh reimagining of the timeless novel is jam-packed with secret plots, sweeping romance, treacherous spies, and dazzling swordplay. Audiences are strongly encouraged to wear masks in the Allen Theatre. To learn more about our health and safety measures, please visit our Visitor Health and Safety page.

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The Ghost Tour

The Ghost Tour

May 14, 2022

Have you ever seen a ghost? Playwright Jessie Dickey has been haunted by this question ever since her childhood. Join Jessie as she takes us on a tour through the science, theories, and philosophies behind our understanding of the supernatural. Set on a ghostly, abandoned stage inspired by Cleveland's Variety Theatre, this humorous and intimate solo show delves deep into what haunts us — things both spectral, and devastatingly human.

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I'm Back Now

I'm Back Now

May 14, 2022

Inspired by Cleveland’s past, present, and future, I’m Back Now is a poignant family drama that transcends time and space. At 19, Sara travels to Cleveland to meet her birth mother Elle. As she strives to reconcile the legacy she thought she knew with her actual origins, Sara discovers that she is a descendant of Sara Lucy Bagby, the last woman ever prosecuted under the Fugitive Slave Act. Traveling through time from the 1860s to today, the play weaves together three generations of one Black family in a deeply felt meditation on the histories we carry.

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Liébling

Liébling

May 21, 2022

Acclaimed author Sovanna has hit a wall with his writing and his relationship. At the encouragement of his partner Leo, the two travel to Cleveland for a change of scenery and much needed respite. Immediately, Sovanna encounters the cantankerous Hungarian/German/Cambodian ghost of Leo’s grandmother. Trying to live beside a specter while also offering to mentor a young visual artist, an overwhelmed Sovanna finds himself on an unexpected journey towards the truth of his present situation. A witty and moving story of how we grapple with legacy and representation—and how art can help us navigate both.

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