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I'M BACK NOW has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Ticketholders will be contacted by phone, email and mail over the next few days.

I'M BACK NOW has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Ticketholders will be contacted by phone, email and mail over the next few days.

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2022/2023 Season

Current and Upcoming Shows

I'm Back Now:

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Returning to Cleveland

February 26, 2023

This production has been cancelled. Ticketholders will be notified on January 24, 2023.

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The Liar

CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

The Liar

March 8 - 18, 2023

The Class of 2024 returns with David Ives’ “translaptation” of Pierre Corneille’s 17th century rollicking comedy, THE LIAR! What happens to incurable liar, Dorante, when he makes his return to Paris? Of course, he immediately falls in love! But there the complications begin with mistaken identity and jealous rivals. Lies got him into his mess but will lies get him out? Clever servants, demanding parents, confused friends and hapless lovers populate this play that continues to enchant audiences with its clever banter and sharply pointed satire.

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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 may CLICK HERE to log in and place their reservation. For ticket promotions, CLICK HERE.

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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 may CLICK HERE to log in and place their reservation. For ticket promotions, CLICK HERE.

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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. For ticket promotions, CLICK HERE.

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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. For ticket promotions, CLICK HERE.

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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. For ticket promotions, CLICK HERE.

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Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

December 3 - 22, 2022

We are proud to present the return of Cleveland Play House's Festival of Trees in the Allen Theatre lobbies. This beloved holiday tradition is FREE to the public and designed to be enjoyed by everyone in our community! You will be surrounded by beautiful trees decorated by talented artists and designers. Happy Holidays from your Cleveland Play House! CLICK HERE for more information. No reservation is required. Come as you are!

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Black Nativity

Black Nativity

December 9 - 18, 2022

Karamu House, the centerpiece of Cleveland’s historic Fairfax neighborhood and the oldest Black theatre in the country, presents the soul-stirring, gospel celebration Black Nativity in the Allen Theatre. Black Nativity is the joyous retelling of the traditional New Testament account of the Nativity story, using gospel music, dramatic dance, and a biblical narrative. Written and conceived by legendary playwright, poet, and Karamu alum Langston Hughes, this soulful, heartwarming story is a Karamu House classic!

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WASSAIL!

WASSAIL!

December 21 - 22, 2022

Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s Grammy Award-winning Baroque orchestra, presents their rousing holiday concert, WASSAIL! - An Irish-Appalachian Christmas. On Christmas night in Old Ireland, families and friends gathered for singing, storytelling, and plenty of wassail. From a caroling party through the streets of Dublin to a holiday barn dance in Virginia, this heartwarming program follows the hopes and fears of the Irish who bravely crossed the Atlantic. Irish singer Fiona Gillespie joins with fiddlers, medieval harp, hammered dulcimer, and bagpipes in this communal celebration of the American immigrant experience. The people of the mountains welcome Christmas with love, singing, dancing and prayer.

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