Week #1: OMENAMarch 23, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Old friends, a writer’s colony and a marriage on the edge. A recipe for art? Or the owner’s manual for disaster? What if we are the stories we are told about each other?
Road to Hope – Outhwaite HomesMarch 25, 2017
A free performing arts event that celebrates hope and honors Cleveland’s history.
Week #2: I WENT DOWN TO THE WATER AND FOUND MYSELFIE THERE AND NEITHER THERE, NOR HEREMarch 30, 2017 - April 01, 2017
A one-woman avant-musical tragicomedy about the internet – that’s also a self-help beauty pageant for the soul. Learn how to take the perfect selfie and practice self-care with performance artist and accredited interweb life-coach, Marcia Custer! AND How do you create your own culture? This theatrical mashup—part-play, part-cooking show—shares the personal stories and experiences of those who exist within a mixed identity—racial, ethnic, cultural and beyond. The show celebrates multiplicity and community, while concocting a hybrid culinary dish to share with the audience.
LABIO DE LIEBRE (THE LIP OF THE HARE)April 06, 2017 - April 15, 2017
A magical and wildly dark comedy by Fabio Rubiano Orjuela. Performed in Spanish with English Subtitles.
Week #3: NOONDAYApril 06, 2017 - April 08, 2017
On an otherwise unremarkable day, the furniture starts moving…and What’s Been Hiding Under the Table (or in a bowl of breakfast cereal) turns a woman’s world upside down. AND Persephone wakes up on her 13th birthday feeling like the world around her has cracked. Her quest to fix it leads her down a path she never imagined. Three actors create the vivid worlds above ground and below through vivid soundscapes created by more than seven instruments.
The Dark RoomApril 11, 2017
The Dark Room is a monthly “open mic for playwrights” where writers take center stage and their work has a chance to grow in a supportive environment. Every 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Week #4: THE TONGUE THAT TELLS ME SOApril 13, 2017 - April 15, 2017
At a young age, ambitious Anne is willing to pay any price to get ahead. Her mysterious mentor Simone is there to help. Once Anne becomes a mother and a successful physician, Anne must go to greater lengths to hold onto what she has. THE TONGUE THAT TELLS ME SO examines the ethics of protective parenting, modern medicine and virtue tested.
Week #5: FAYETTENAM AND THE BLACK CARD PROJECTApril 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017
“Fayettenam” = Water, Ghosts in the Mountain, Johnny Appleseed, Early Settlement, American Conscience/Transience. An actor excavates the fractured mirror of the past to apprehend the roots of the never ending frontier. AND This one-character show (played by 2 male performers) examines the African-American ideal of the “Black Card.” Seen through a single school day, the main character soon discovers where “blackness” comes from and how to attain it.
Station Hope 2017April 29, 2017
Powerful art and performance honoring Cleveland’s social justice heritage at a historic Underground Railroad site.