Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Avenue
When it comes to theater, Cleveland Public Theatre is what Forest Gump had in mind when he talked about a box of chocolates. You just never know exactly what you will be getting when you take a seat at one of their productions. Good, bad or indifferent, one thing that you can be assured of, it will make you think and if you brought a friend, spouse or significant other there will be plenty to talk about over drinks afterwards. Check out their offerings for the 2013-2014 season and see what I mean.
Pandemonium 2013: Shine
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Even Cleveland Public Theatre’s fund raisers are unique. With hundreds of performing artists, food and drink from some of Cleveland’s finest restaurants and a circus type atmosphere, one price pays for the entire evening. Everything (valet parking, food, drinks and entertainment) are included in the $135.00 ticket. There will be dance companies and actors performing throughout the complex. The money raised goes towards CPT’s community outreach programs.
Tickets: $135* ($75 tax deductible), Purchase tickets to Pandemonium 2013: Shine *Tickets will not be available for online purchase after 12 p.m. on Saturday September 7, 2013. Please call the box office for tickets at (216) 631 2727 ext 205.
Sponsorships Available: Contact Catie Dargue at 216-631-2727 ex. 216 or email@example.com
A Staged Reading Festival 2013
September 26 through October 6, 2013
Actors, directors and playwrights gather in front of an audience for a standing reading of new work that is under consideration. Afterwards, the audience is asked for their take on the work. Be a part of the force that shapes future theatrical ideas.
The Waking of Herselves
October 10 through October 26, 2013
Three people, but only one is real. Ev, Evelyn and Zelda are three identities of the same person. Ev has accidentally trapped herself in the attic, Evelyn is holding down the fort while Zelda (an imaginary friend from Ev’s childhood) I attempting to get Ev to recall the past and return to reality. Death, Flight, Mental Collapse, Self Discovery are each mulled over in turn.
October 17 through October 19, 2013
Works that are at the midpoint of the creative process are brought to light. The showcase includes various disciplines and approaches with 15 minute vignettes taken from the larger work in progress.
Teatro Publico de Cleveland
November 8 through November 9, 2013
Cleveland has a rich and active Latin American and Hispanic community. This new program seeks to involve amateur and professional artists and playwrights from the community in creating original works.
Y-Haven Theatre Project
November 14 through November 17, 2013
Y-Haven is a residence home for the homeless trying to transition back into society. The Y-Haven Theatre Project brings CPT artists and the residents together to create an original play based on their experiences of homelessness, addiction and change.
Doug is a D-Bag
November 29 through December 14, 2013
Lorie and Doug are/were in love but all is not well in HR Company Land. One Tuesday it all comes apart. Can they invent a new rule book for cell phone technology and love in the workplace? Bring your cell phone and leave it on as you become part of the play. Standard Text messaging rates apply.
The Loush Sisters DO the Nutcracker
November 29 through December 21, 2013
The Loush Sisters are full of the Christmas Spirit and lots of other 140 proof spirits as well. Join them for an evening of bawdy songs, booze, fairies and of course The Nutcracker” as they relive their favorite Christmas memories.
Opera Per Tutti
December 14, 2013 through March 30, 2014
Opera For All! That is the mission and CPT will be the venue as Opera Per Tutti returns to perform selected works from the extensive repertoire.
January 9 through January 25, 2014
Cleveland actor, journalist and critic Dick Howey is now Christine Howey. Join her for this one-woman tour-de-force of political rants, historical reflections and comedic character studies.
Part Three of the Elements Cycle
January 30 through February 15, 2014
For those who saw the first two segments of this exciting series, you know what awaits. Air Waves will be dealing with sustainability in a series of short works that explore the impact that man has had and can have on the quality of the air we breathe.
Big Box ‘14
February 6 through March 22, 2014
CPT’s Centerpiece de Résistance. Local artists create and produce new work that are shown over the seven weeks. More than ten world premiere workshop performances of theatre, dance, opera and genre-defying performances will be shown to the world.
A Grand and Gory Rock Musical
March 6 through March 22, 2014
Seeing as how Shakespeare was a bit of a rebel in his time, he would probably really dig this. CPT takes one of the bard’s bloodiest and horrifying plays and turns it into a Rock Musical! Heads will roll, limbs torn off, tongues cut out and that is just the funny parts. Oh yes…everyone sings!
March 27 through March 29, 2014
What were Shakespeare’s three witches (“boil, boil, toil and trouble”) like before they got caught up in the antics of “That Scottish King”. Come to this workshop/reading of a new work by CPT’s inaugural Nord Playwright Fellow.
A Killing Game
April 10 through April 26, 2014
A deadly plague begins doing what it does best…killing…inexplicably, indiscriminately and in an hour. CPT brings Dog and Pony DC from Washington DC to foist their brand of crazy on the unsuspecting Cleveland audience. A good time is guaranteed for all.
April 10 through May 3, 2014
The best of Northeast Ohio’s dance companies perform over a four week period bringing new works and revived encores for this CPT yearly showcase.
The Drowning Girls
April 17 through May 3, 2014
Based on the “Brides in the Bath” murders in England at the turn of the 20th century, this work tells the first person stories of Alice, Bessie and Margaret who were each in turn murdered by the same man in their bathtubs after being wooed, wed and insured.
Deconstructing Kurt Weill
The American Songs
Kurt Weill is known among many things as the composer of “The Threepenny Opera”. Forced to flee Nazi Germany, he settled in New York City in the early 1930s and began work on such provocative shows such as “Johnny Johnson”, “Street Scene” and “Lost in the Stars”.
This Is Not the Play
May 15 through May 31, 2014
A black playwright attempts to write a play about white people. As the characters develop, they take on a life of their own. The playwright turns to her agent to question his inventions and as the agent attempts to intervene the various roles come to life, racists and weakly formed viewpoints come to the surface.
Left in Ink
May 15 through May 31, 2014
This is a story about tattoos. Specifically it is about Memorial Tattoos of suicide victims. Garnered from interviews, photographs and online posts, the play relates the intimate stories of love, hate, homage and honor.
May 22 through June 7, 2014
In 1853, the National Women’s Rights Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio. “Ancestra” tells of this gathering of the sisterhood of multi-generational and multi-cultural women who fought for their rights and freedoms. Through spoken-word poetry as well as original and traditional songs, their story is told.