2012/2013 Season Season:  

One Night With Janis Joplin

One Night With Janis Joplin

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, proving music wasn’t just a man’s world anymore. Packed with classic... more

Lombardi

Lombardi

September 16 - October 3, Allen Theatre

This intimate and often humorous portrayal of the man who defined ”inspiration” explores the legendary coach through his relationships with those closest to him: his steadfast wife and his dedicated players, and a determined young reporter who attempts to peel away the façade... more

The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope

October 24 - November 3, The Helen

Is honesty always the best policy? Alceste, a French aristocrat, is committed to telling the absolute truth regardless of the repercussions. Unfortunately, he’s in love with the flighty young widow Célimène, who epitomizes society’s excesses, and a comedic collision course of values is... more

The Whipping Man

The Whipping Man

November 3 - December 2, Second Stage - Thrust Configuration

April, 1865: the Civil War is drawing to a close. Caleb DeLeon, a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns wounded from the battlefield to find his family home in ruins, abandoned by everyone except Simon and John, two former slaves, who were raised as Jews... more

A Carol for Cleveland

A Carol for Cleveland

December 1 - December 23, Allen Theatre

A holiday event about Clevelanders, by Clevelanders, for Clevelanders.  Brimming with memories and laughter, this heartwarming world premiere is a timeless message of hope, love, and the true meaning of the holidays. more

Bell, Book and Candle

Bell, Book and Candle

January 12 - February 2, Allen Theatre

In this fun and sexy romantic comedy, we meet Gillian Holroyd, a beautiful and lively free spirit - who also happens to be a witch. Frustrated by a lack of romance in her life and smitten by her handsome neighbor, she “helps things... more

The Devil's Music

The Devil's Music

The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith

February 15 - March 9, Allen Theatre

This soulful musical transports you to the 1930s and a private parlor in Memphis, where sexy and sassy Bessie Smith takes center stage. Don’t miss the amazing life and career, the loves and losses, and the great songs that made her “The Empress... more

Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Seven Lives Filtered Through the Ideas of August Strindberg

February 27 - March 9, The Helen

“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... more

Good People

Good People

March 23 - April 14, Allen Theatre

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a "night on the town" means a few rounds of bingo... and a few rounds of beer. Where this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from her... more

Rich Girl

Rich Girl

April 20 - May 19, Second Stage - Thrust Configuration

When sheltered Claudine meets starving artist Henry, she falls head over heels. But her mother, a celebrated tough-talking financial guru, has her doubts: Is Henry everything her daughter... more

Lucky Plush Productions performing

Lucky Plush Productions performing "The Better Half"

May 2 - May 4, Allen Theatre

Adding a theatrical element to modern dance, The Better Half is a lively spin on the noir film classic Gaslight with elements of The Bourne Identity and Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage tossed in for good measure. Created by company Founder and... more

Q&A with Jordan Harrison

Q&A with Jordan Harrison

May 4, The Helen

Join 2013 Roe Green Award winner Jordan Harrison as he discusses playwriting and what it takes to bring a play from the page to the stage. Moderated by CPH Associate Artistic Director Laura Kepley. FREE! more

"Marjorie Prime" by Jordan Harrison, 2013 Roe Green Award Winner

May 4, The Helen

What’s the difference between a life lived and a life remembered? “Gone but not forgotten” takes on new meaning in this speculative drama about the desire to keep our dearly departed with us. A new play reading starring Cleveland's own Dorothy Silver. more

Becoming Liv Ullmann

Becoming Liv Ullmann

May 5 - May 10, The Helen

The only way a young woman can think to get her boyfriend back is to pretend to be a Swedish movie star. This hilarious new comedy, a hit in last year’s New York Fringe Festival, is written and performed by the star of... more

Margie and Mike

Margie and Mike

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Classroom Matinee: A Touring Program

May 11, The Helen

Though her Pop works two jobs, eight-year-old Margie and her family still struggle to make ends meet. When an affluent African-American family moves in across the street, the prejudices Margie learned from her neighbors are challenged as she develops a fast friendship with... more

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