Cleveland Winter '13 Theater Calendar

Actor's Summit

330-374-7568 or go to www.actorssummit.org 

January 17-February 3

FICTION

A drama which centers on two successful writers whose passion for life, literature and artful prose leads to asking, "What is real?" and "What is the meaning of truth?".

February 21-March 10

FREUD'S LAST SESSION

Investigates a fictional London meeting, on the day England enters WWII, between Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis and C.S. Lewis, the author of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, which cleverly probes God, love, sex, and the meaning of life!

May 16-June 2

MANNING UP

A comedy probing male bonding which finds two men preparing for a manimar (seminar), while fearing that they are becoming too sensitive as they practice their tales of manliness.

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE

216-631-2727 or go on line to www.cptonline.org

January 4-February 4

WATERWAYS (PART 1 OF THE ELEMENTS CYCLE)

Focuses on humans' deep connection to water and the local proximity to Lake Erie, the production incorporates music, dance and other performance forms.

February 21-March 9

EARTH PLAYS (PART 2 OF THE ELEMENTS CYCLE)

Explores past, current movements, and future dreams, in order to highlight the relationship of humans to the ground on which they walk.

March 21-April 6

NICK & JEREMY

Reveals secrets of the universe by way of conspiracy theories, group hypnosis, coin flips, narcotic cocktails, idealistic propaganda, cynical detachment, desperate hope, and puppets.

March 21-April 6

STRUCK

The moving tale of one woman's journey into her own mind and its recovery after a stroke.

May 2-May 18

TENDER NAPALM

A portrait of passion, destruction and examination of how love leaves a person shipwrecked, deeply burned and unquenchable.

May 9-25

THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS

After engaging in an extreme display of public affection on the lawn of a college campus, two professors must apologize or justify their behavior to students and the college administration.

My 23-June 8

RUSTED HEART BROADCAST

After a pandemic destroys most human life on the planet, one group of Clevelanders look for the way to stay alive.

LAKELAND THEATRE

440-525-7526 or http://www.lakelandcc.edu

February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

NEXT TO NORMAL

The 2008 Tony Award-winning musical addresses grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, and ethics in modern psychiatry as a mother struggles with her worsening bipolar disorder.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE

216-321-2930 or http://www.ensemble-theatre.com

January 25-February 17

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAMES

Probes the tensions between memoires as two adult African Americans recount their experiences regarding the 1930 racial crimes in Marion, Indiana.

March 7-24 (performed in repertoire)

THE COLUMBI  NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

(COCOPELLI by Stuart Hoffman, LIZARD PLAY by Carol Laursen and ONE ON ONE by Ed Walsh & Robert Noll)

April 19-May 12

THE ICEMAN COMETH

Eugene O'Neill's monumental morbidly funny drama about the homecoming of Hickey, a charismatic traveling salesman, by a group of drunks and dreamers.

GREAT LAKES THEATRE

http://www.greatlakestheater.org or 216-241-6000

February 22-March 10

BLITHE SPIRIT

A spook-tacular comedy classic about the aftermath of a "spirited" séance gone wrong resulting in a writer coming face-to-face with his dead wife and her disdain for his present wife.

March 29-April 14

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Shakespeare's comic battle of wits and wills which centers on a scorching exchange of insults, and an attempt to save true love.

May 1-19

GUYS AND DOLLS

The American classic musical, based on the "New Yawk" stories of Damon Runyon, with a score by Frank Loesser, that concerns gamblers, the Salvation Army, showgirls, and lots of toe-tapping fun and romance. (Produced by Great Lakes Theatre as part of the Key Bank Broadway series)

none-to-fragile

www.nonetoofragile.com or 330-671-4563

February (dates tba)

A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE

A dark comedy exposing the obsessions, prejudices, madness, horrors, and above all, the absurdities that crawl beneath it.

convergence continuum

convergence-continuum.org or 216-687-0074

March 22-April 20

SORDID LIVES

When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripper over her lover's wooden leg in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas.

To see a composite of the reviews of members of the Cleveland Critics Circle, go to www.clevelandtheaterreviews.com

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For many years he was a regular on Channel 5, ABC-Cleveland's "Morning Exchange" and "Live on 5," serving as the stations communication consultant. He has also appeared on "Good Morning America." Roy served as the Director of Public Relations for the Volunteer Office in the White House during the first Clinton Administration.

He is a professor of communication and psychology who taught at George Washington University, University of Maryland, Notre Dame College of Ohio and Towson University. Roy is the author of 31 books. Several years ago, he was selected by Cleveland Magazine as one of the most interesting people in Cleveland.


 
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