CPT Announces the 2009-2010 Season!

Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the 2009-2010 Season:

Ahead of the Curve...Right on Track

"Cleveland Public Theatre is the place for bold, new, adventurous and relevant works of performance," says Bobgan. "Our exciting line-up includes amazing new works from local and national playwrights and is full of world premieres." The 2009-2010 season includes 4 World Premieres, 2 Ohio premieres, 8 weeks of Big [BOX], the return of Little Box and the 10th anniversary of CPT's acclaimed performance series DanceWorks. Bobgan adds, "Though we have been struck with the same challenges facing non-profits across the country, CPT's programming is vital and we are finding the way to increase services to the community and enact our mission to nurture great artists and produce fulfilling and compelling theatre."

CPT's philosophy - that the arts can literally change the world - is actualized through strategic programming and investing resources in new plays and emerging artists that deal directly with relevant issues of our times. The mission of CPT is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through ground-breaking performances and life changing educational programs.

Click on the links below for more information about each production.

Pandemonium 09: Forbidden Knowledge
The Alice Seed by Michael Sepesy (World Premiere)
No Child... by Nilaja Sun
Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang (Ohio and Regional Premiere)
Little Box (Premiere Performances)
The CPT/Y-Haven Theatre Project by the Men of Y-Haven (Original Work)
Browns Rulesby Eric Schmiedl (World Premiere)
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
Big [BOX] (Premiere Performances)
Anna Bella Eema by Lisa D'Amour (Regional Premiere)
DanceWorks 10 (Premiere Performances)
Things of Dry Hours by Naomi Wallace (Regional and Ohio Premiere)
Wanderlust: A History of Walking Adapted by Matthew Earnest (World Premiere)
Open Mind Firmament: An Evening of W.B. Yeats Developed by Raymond Bobgan (Original Work)

Tickets for all venues:
$21 General Admission | $19 Online Advance Purchase | $2 Discount for Students and Seniors | $10 Thursdays and Mondays

Tickets for The Santaland Diaries and Browns Rules:
$30 Reserved Seating at Cabaret Table (includes corkage and table service) | $24 General Admission | $22 Online Advance Purchase | $2 Discount for Students and Seniors | $10 Wednesdays (Santaland Diaries only) and Thursdays

Tickets for Little Box and Big [BOX]:
Little Box: $10 General Admission, $2 Discount for Students and Seniors
Big [BOX]: $15 General Admission, $2 Discount for Students and Seniors

Showtimes:

JAMES LEVIN THEATRE and STOREFRONT STUDIO: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3:00pm

GORDON SQUARE THEATRE:
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm (The Santaland Diaries only, Wednesdays at 8:00pm)

Flex Passes will be on sale soon! Patrons can purchase a Flex Pass to save money on CPT tickets all year long. Use your Flex Pass vouchers at any performance all season long: Grab a 6-pack for $102, or if you are really thirsty for adventurous, exciting theatre, snag a 12-pack for only $204. Please call Rebecca Cole, CPT Box Office Manager, at 216.631.2727 x 212 for more information on tickets or Flex Passes!