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2022/2023 Season

Current and Upcoming Shows

American Mariachi

American Mariachi

September 17 - October 9, 2022

Familia. Amor. Tradición. These values are at the heart of mariachi music and the community where Lucha cares for her mother battling dementia. So when an old mariachi recording reawakens her mother’s memory, Lucha vows to learn and perform the song live. Join Lucha as she recruits band members, tracks down instruments, and stands up to long-held traditions to make her dream a reality. Set in the 1970s and performed with live music and plenty of humor, American Mariachi is a joyous, heartwarming story of family, memory, and the power of song. CPH Members may CLICK HERE to log in and place their reservation.

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Everybody

CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

Everybody

October 12 - 22, 2022

YOLO! You Only Live Once. And everybody has to die. But what really happens when we pass on? And how do we prepare? Riffing off the 15th century morality play Everyman, Obie Award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins shares a dark comedic look at the inevitability of death and the meaning of life in his acclaimed Pulitzer-Prize finalist, Everybody. When the character Everybody is told that their time is up, they attempt to bargain with Death on what or who they might bring on their final journey. Featuring the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program Class of 2024, Everybody is a wildly funny and heartfelt ride through our humanity.

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The Great Leap

The Great Leap

October 29 - November 20, 2022

1989. An American college basketball team travels from San Francisco to Beijing for a “friendship game” against a Chinese squad. Far from friendly, the matchup quickly becomes a high-stakes battle, as the American coach fights for his reputation and his Chinese counterpart fights for his life. Caught in the middle, a young Chinese American player must prove his mettle on the court while unravelling a long-kept secret. Cultures and generations clash in this kinetic, darkly comic sports drama. CPH Members may CLICK HERE to log in and place their reservation.

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Light It Up!

Light It Up!

December 3 - 22, 2022

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 family-friendly, one-of-kind musical variety show features original pop, rock, gospel, and jazz holiday tunes as well as new arrangements of your favorite Christmas carols. With sing-a-longs, kicklines, and cameos from beloved characters, Light It Up! is a celebration of family, friends, community, and each person’s ability to make every day brighter. CPH Members may CLICK HERE to log in and place their reservation.

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I'm Back Now

I'm Back Now

World Premiere commissioned by CPH

February 4 - 26, 2023

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. CPH Members receive early access! CLICK HERE to log in and place your reservation, or call (216)400-7096.

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Becoming Dr. Ruth

Becoming Dr. Ruth

April 1 - 23, 2023

The triumphant true story of America’s Favorite Sex Therapist! Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer changed the way we talk about sex and relationships with her hit '80s radio call-in show, Sexually Speaking. Now, she welcomes us into her home to share the unlikely path she took to becoming “Dr. Ruth.” With her trademark wry humor, warmth, and candor, Dr. Ruth recounts her life’s many roles: a child escaping Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport; an Israeli sharpshooter in the 1940s; a single mother in America; and finally, the global celebrity sought out by presidents. This life-affirming solo show is a testament to resilience, forging your own path, and the joy of human connection. CPH Members receive early access! CLICK HERE to log in and place your reservation, or call (216)400-7096.

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Ken Ludwig's Moriarty:

Ken Ludwig's Moriarty:

A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure

April 29 - May 21, 2023

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back! An investigation into the Bohemian king’s stolen letters cascades into an international mystery filled with spies, blackmail, and intrigue. Faced with their toughest case yet, Holmes and Watson join forces with American actress Irene Adler to take down cunning criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty and his network of devious henchmen. Five actors play over 20 roles in this brand new adventure that has danger—and laughter!—around every corner. CPH Members receive early access! CLICK HERE to log in and place your reservation, or call (216)400-7096.

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Past Shows

American Mariachi

American Mariachi

September 17 - October 9, 2022

Familia. Amor. Tradición. These values are at the heart of mariachi music and the community where Lucha cares for her mother battling dementia. So when an old mariachi recording reawakens her mother’s memory, Lucha vows to learn and perform the song live. Join Lucha as she recruits band members, tracks down instruments, and stands up to long-held traditions to make her dream a reality. Set in the 1970s and performed with live music and plenty of humor, American Mariachi is a joyous, heartwarming story of family, memory, and the power of song. CPH Members may CLICK HERE to log in and place their reservation.

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