* What do you know about your ancestry? Is there an ancestor with whom you have a strong connection?
* What is the story behind your name?
* What does “home” mean to you? What does it mean to return home?
February 4 - 26, 2023 , Allen Theatre
World Premiere commissioned by CPH
written by CHARLY EVON SIMPSON
directed by STORI AYERS
Run time: Approx. 90 min, no intermission
Tickets for this show will be on sale Friday, November 25, 2022 @ 11:00 AM.
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.
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