Week #8 (Mar. 5 – 7): McInjun and HonkFest

March 05, 2010 - March 07, 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 #8: March 5 – 7 (Double BIll)




Written and performed by Cat Kenney
Directed by Lisa Ortenzi

McInjun is the story of a geeky 15-year-old half-Seminole, half-Irish boy, new to the city of Cleveland, but not new to the feelings of isolation that being the oddest of all outsiders brings. When the bus leaves him stranded, he must make a late-night journey through Cleveland from the Playhouse to his home in Bay Village. With folktales, memory, and imagination, he combats fear, fatigue, and the unknown as he struggles to find his own path home.

Cat R. Kenney (writer/performer) has worked locally with Bad Epitaph, Dirty Shakespeare Co., Red Hen, Cleveland Shakespeare Fest, Dobama, Clague Playhouse, CPT (Pandemonium, Dark Room, Little Box, and Big [BOX], and Oddy Fest, as a playwright, director, technician, and actor. Not locally, she’s worked with the Washington Shakespeare Festival and the Known World Players. In November, she’s directing Bluejay for JCU’s One-Acts festival. She also does caricature art and cartoons, historical reenactment, and painting (of faces, portraits, murals, and houses). She teaches Oral Interpretation, Acting, Theatre History/Appreciation and Voice and Diction at several area colleges and universities. Hire her.


Created by James Krouse

HonkFest! 2010 is coming to Cleveland, and you’re invited. Honkfest! is a festival of arts, culture, and ideas presented every year in Hohonkus, NJ. Originally conceived as the Hohonkus Festival of Arts, Culture, and Ideas in 1998 by the Hohonkus League of Women Leaders (with Jean Brackenbridge as the Executive Director), the festival was rebranded this past year as Honkfest! and now incorporates talent from all over the world under the leadership of Greg Musmeci, Artistic Liaison. Come hear actual Hohonks (as they like to be called) discuss art, culture, and their personal lives. Not necessarily in that order.
For more information on HonkFest! click here!

Hohonkus is a small former industrial community that reinvented itself in the 50’s and 60’s as a bedroom community outside NYC. The town once again reinvented itself after a change in the New Jersey Transit system put the town some 3.5 hours outside the city due to budgeting, poor logistical planning, and possibly some connection with the Pollouski Family falling out of favor with Transit authorities.

Pulling in acts such as the world famous Mongolian Acrobats, the St. Petersburg Bulgokov Players, and a world premiere of the Berlin sell-out Herr Rifkin bedient nicht das Theater, Matheson has pledged to put festival and Hohhonkus back on the map.

This year, the festival is taking the show on the road to gather ideas on the festival content, arts interaction with daily life, and seeking corporate sponsorship from Starbucks. Get your Honk on and come be part of the discussion!