Browns Rules

Written by Eric Schmiedl
Directed by Bill Hoffman
Original Songs written and composed by Bill Hoffman and Eric Schmiedl

November 19, 2009 - December 13, 2009

7:00pm and 3:00pm, Gordon Square Theatre


CPT is proud to present the World Premiere of "Browns Rules", onstage in the Gordon Square Theatre from November 19 - December 13 (Paid Preview on November 19 and 20; Opening Night on Saturday, November 21). A cabaret-style world-premiere by nationally recognized local playwright Eric Schmiedl, "Browns Rules" is both a send-up and a love-letter to The Cleveland Browns. Three performer musicians and the audience are on a mission - successfully name the 29 rules of being a Cleveland Browns Fan and the Browns will win the Superbowl in 2010. In one night at CPT, three performers and the audience urgently attempt to alter history, save our city and name all 29 rules. WORLD PREMIERE.

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Curtis L. Young - Set Design
Maureen Patterson - Lighting Design
Joel Rathbone - Stage Manager
Chris Young - Sound Operator

Featuring Nick Koesters*, Nathan Lilly, Eric Schmiedl, Joseph Milan on Accordion and Bass, Eric Pecherkiewicz on Drums
*Member / Actors Equity Association


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Part vaudeville, part sideshow, part variety show Browns Rules is an interactive exploration of the relationship between Cleveland and our beloved football team. With a rock band on stage, three performers combine storytelling and drama as they rip apart myths, celebrate heroes, and try to understand what makes the Cleveland Browns so important to our culture. What was the All-America Football Conference and who destroyed it? How did Paul Brown inspire his famous 1949 all-star team? Art Modell, friend or foe? Who called “Red Right 88?” Who wrote the song “Bernie, Bernie?” Cleveland Browns Stadium, asset or financial disaster? These questions and more are examined as Browns Rules looks at our dear Brownies and the city that loves and hates them.

Tickets for Browns Rules are $30 Reserved Seating at Cabaret Table (includes corkage, reserved seats and tableside bar service during the show) $24 General Admission | $22 Online Advance Purchase | $2 Discount for Students and Seniors | $10 Thursdays

Click here to listen to Nick Koesters and Eric Schmiedl on Around Noon