“Who am I?” The question every person examines at least once in their lives. Director Anders Cato (Red, Crime and Punishment) returns to Cleveland Play House to work for the first time with the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program Graduate Ensemble as they explore this universal uncertainty.  Using the works of daring playwright August Strindberg as inspiration, these seven young actors examine their own contemporary life experiences in this original piece and break open our preconceived notions of who we are.

Identity Theft

Seven Lives Filtered Through the Ideas of August Strindberg

February 27 - March 9, The Helen

Written and assembled by Anders Cato and The Graduate Ensemble of 2014
Texts by August Strindberg
Translated by Anders Cato
Directed by Anders Cato

Runtime:
approx. 90 minutes, no intermission

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Play Video From left: Christa Hinckley, Stephen Spencer and Sarah Kinsey in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of Identity Theft directed by Anders Cato, in The Helen at PlayhouseSquare, February 27 – March 9, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni. From left: Therese Anderberg, Stephen Spencer, Sarah Kinsey, TJ Gainley, Christa Hinckley, Bernard Bygott and Drew Derek in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of Identity Theft directed by Anders Cato, in The Helen at PlayhouseSquare, February 27 – March 9, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni. From left: Sarah Kinsey and Christa Hinckley in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of Identity Theft directed by Anders Cato, in The Helen at PlayhouseSquare, February 27 – March 9, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni. From left: Stephen Spencer, Bernard Bygott, Therese Anderberg, TJ Gainley and Christa Hinckley in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of Identity Theft directed  by Anders Cato, in The Helen at PlayhouseSquare, February 27 – March 9,  2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni. From left: Stephen Spencer and TJ Gainley in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of Identity Theft directed by Anders Cato, in The Helen at PlayhouseSquare, February 27 – March 9, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni. From left: Sarah Kinsey, Bernard Bygott and TJ Gainley in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of Identity Theft directed by Anders Cato, in The Helen at PlayhouseSquare, February 27 – March 9, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni. From left: TJ Gainley, Christa Hinckley, Therese Anderberg and Sarah Kinsey in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of Identity Theft directed by Anders Cato, in The Helen at PlayhouseSquare, February 27 – March 9, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni. From left: Therese Anderberg, Stephen Spencer, Drew Derek, TJ Gainley, Sarah Kinsey, Bernard Bygott and Christa Hinckley in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of Identity Theft directed by Anders Cato, in The Helen at PlayhouseSquare, February 27 – March 9, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni. From left: TJ Gainley, Christa Hinckley, Sarah Kinsey, Stephen Spencer, Bernard Bygott and Therese Anderberg in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of Identity Theft directed by Anders Cato, in The Helen at PlayhouseSquare, February 27 – March 9, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni. From left: Therese Anderberg, Stephen Spencer, Sarah Kinsey, TJ Gainley, Christa Hinckley, Bernard Bygott and Drew Derek in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of Identity Theft directed by Anders Cato, in The Helen at PlayhouseSquare, February 27 – March 9, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni.
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Extremely creative! A physical, chaotic, inter-woven and demanding performance!

- jmp, Bflo

energetic and unique - enjoyed the acting/singing

- ts, cleveland

I very much enjoyed the show - more than I have sometimes enjoyed similar spectacles. more Michael Boll's lighting is extraordinary.

- Robert Hawkes, Cleveland Heights


Extremely creative! A physical, chaotic, inter-woven and demanding performance!

- jmp, Bflo

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