Week #7 (Feb. 26 – 28): Hum

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February 26, 2010 - February 28, 2010

7:30pm and 3:00pm, James Levin Theatre


The centerpiece of CPT's season, Big Box provides local artists with the opportunity to create and produce new work. Over seven weeks, Big Box includes nine world-premiere workshop performances of theatre, dance, opera and genre-defying performances. Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to support and foster the work of area artists in this unique program. Artists are given keys to The James Levin Theatre and the freedom to transform the space for the presentation of their work.


Week #7: February 26 – 28


Written by Sebastian H. Orr

In Hum, four characters gently weave their disparate narratives. A letter from a long-forgotten ex-girlfriend, a monster in the backyard, a math lesson, and a road trip to the Ohio Caverns. Four very different stories with one ominous, unifying thread.

“Apparently Dan was just gone. He hadn’t left a note or anything and he just wasn’t there. Vanished. And so I suggested Randall take a look to see if Dan’s car was still there, but Randall said Dan always got a ride, and poor Randall. He just didn’t know what to do.”

Sebastian Hawkes Orr graduated from Denison University in 2007 with a B.A. in Theatre. He has performed in a number of plays, includingApproaching Zanzibar, Room Service, Hamlet, andHomebody/Kabul. He played Robert in Company, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Thom Pain in Thom Pain (based on nothing). His Cleveland credits include the roles of Nick in Ensemble Theatre’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Philo Farnsworth in the Beck Center for the Arts’ The Farnsworth Invention, and Elyot Chase in Lakeland Civic Theater’s Private Lives. Though he spends most of his theatrical time on the stage, he has dabbled in direction, production, and playwriting.Hum is his first full-length script.