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    During my first season at Cleveland Play House, we decided to move away from a photographic process for show art and move towards illustration. I… Read More
    During my first season at Cleveland Play House, we decided to move away from a photographic process for show art and move towards illustration. Inspired by Saul Bass and minimalist design, we chose black and white images with bright accent colors to represent each show. Cleveland Play House needed to stand out from its competitors as they are often confused with other theatres in the area. The new branding has helped to distinguish CPH as a theatre that makes smart, contemporary, and relevant work. Read Less
Woody Sez
Show Description: Experience the life of America’s greatest folk singer through riveting stories and over 25 of his legendary songs, performed by four versatile actor/musicians. You’ll discover why Woody Guthrie’s music and mission have influenced singers from Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan to John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen.

Venus in Fur
Show Description: The traditional power dynamic of an audition shifts as an up-and-coming director learns that it’s impossible to play with fire and not get singed. Blurring the line between fantasy and reality, this electrifying and seductive comedy was lauded by The New York Times as “seriously smart and very funny.”

A Christmas Story
Show Description: One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn’t come true. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, we bring back one of the most popular shows in Cleveland Play House history in an all-new production. The perfect holiday treat for the entire family.

Show Description: A young woman defies convention and the laws of her people to fulfill her dream. Disguised as a young man, she becomes a brilliant student — and the most wanted bachelor in town. Yentl is a startlingly modern love story, and a smart, witty comedy that will win your heart.

Breath and Imagination
Show Description: Before the inspiring voices of Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was an African-American tenor named Roland Hayes. This musical tale of faith, hope, and family traces a remarkable journey from rural Georgia to Carnegie Hall and Buckingham Palace.

Clybourne Park
Show Description: Neighborhoods change, but do people? This “ferociously smart” and “pulverizingly funny” satire reveals the lives in one house through 50 years of societal changes. The Washington Post calls it “one of the feistiest, funniest evenings in years.”

Informed Consent
Show Description: Scientific breakthroughs allow us to know more about ourselves than ever before. But how much do we want to know — and who gets to decide how that information is used? Based on a true story, Informed Consent takes us into the personal and national debate about science vs. belief and whether our DNA is our destiny.

Tappin' thru Life
Show Description: Broadway legend and song-and-dance man extraordinaire Maurice Hines teams up with the amazing Manzari Brothers to put on an unforgettable show of music and memories. Through backstage stories and dozens of songs, Hines pays tribute to his legendary brother Gregory, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne and Judy Garland. To add even more sizzle, Hines fires up The Diva Orchestra, an all-female nine-piece big band. Get ready to laugh, smile, and clap & tap to the infectious song and dance of Maurice Hines!