The Remarkable Rating System

The Remarkable System

CPT produces a great variety of new work. To help you select shows that will appeal to you, we have designed “The Remarkable Rating System.” Inspired by restaurants that use a jalapeño pepper symbol to alert diners to the degree of spiciness of the dishes on their menu, we are rating our full productions using our own system. These ratings are not judgments about the quality of the work but was developed as an indicator of how unconventional they are in style and form. Keep in mind that “The Remarkable Rating System” is primarily about aesthetics and not about the provocativeness of the subject matter. This is just our best guess – we hope you think about it, question it and judge for yourself!


Daring shows that will appeal to a broad spectrum of theatre-goers – a great option for introducing your friends to CPT. These shows address important contemporary issues and offer a great evening at the theatre.

Performances included in this category are:

Teatro Publico de Cleveland – Original Work
The Loush Sisters Love Dick’ns (Great Expectations)
The SantaLand Diaries
Wrestling Jerusalem
Lines in the Dust

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These audacious shows push the envelope, breaking the mold of a “typical” theatre experience. Experience these shows and tell the world that you aren’t afraid to take a risk!

Performances included in this category are:

White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Feefer Rising
Incendiaries
Frankenstein’s Wake
Mr. Burns – a post-electric play

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Brand new work on the cutting-edge of theatre in Cleveland. These shows may be funny, emotionally powerful and wonderfully performed – and they are also adventurous. Super Risk can mean Super Experience. We are shooting for the moon – you can let us know if we crashed or triumphed.

Performances in this category are:

Blue Sand Dreaming


Make Your Mark – Shows in Development

CPT’s development programs are core to our mission and popular among audiences. Help local artists shape their work and gain a backstage perspective on the creative process by attending these shows.

Make Your Mark includes:

Big Box ’16
Out of the Box
The Dark Room