Y-Haven Theatre Project

Created by the 2010 Y-Haven Ensemble

November 04, 2010 - November 07, 2010

Times and locations vary, See below. , Gordon Square Theatre


Cleveland Public Theatre's Education Department and Cleveland's YMCA Y-Haven Program present "Taking Care of Business", the 2010 CPT/Y-Haven Theatre Project. For the eleventh year in a row, CPT has collaborated with Y-Haven, YMCA's transitional housing program for homeless men in recovery for drug and alcohol addiction, to create an original play performed by the residents and based on their personal experiences. This year's production has been created and directed under the guidance of CPT Artists John Guerra, Noe Montez, and Adam Seeholzer.

About the show: On the surface, Eddie lives a normal life. He runs a local electronics store, provides for his mother and younger brother, and takes one day at a time. But the voices in Eddie’s head are tearing him apart. And when back-door criminal activity puts him in danger, and a neighborhood thug offers a new opportunity, Eddie must decide if it’s time to reinvent himself or resurrect an old self that knows how to survive.

Y-Haven Resident Collaborators: George Boesger, Lawrence Brieck, Antonio Burns, Marvin Donner, Gia LeBlanc, Ron Metz, Ta’Marra Moore, Terry Moore, Guy Palmer, Freddie Parrot, Sherman Seawright, Robert Stewart, Daryl Tressler and Terrence Tarleton.

CPT Artist Collaborators: John Guerra, Noe Montez, and Adam Seeholzer; with Lydia Chanenka, Benjamin Gantose, Daniel A. Takacs, Raymond Bobgan, Faye Hargate, Denis Griesmer and Chris Seibert.

This project was made possible through generous grants from:
The Abington Foundation
Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation
The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Ohio Arts Council
Ridgecliff Foundation

The Thursday, Friday and Sunday performances are free.

Saturday Benefit Performance
Come for Y-Haven’s 11th Annual Steps and Stages Benefit on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

The benefit will feature hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and the performance of the original play, written by current Y-Haven residents.

All proceeds benefit Y-Haven, a program of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland serving 133 homeless men with a wide range of services.

Ticket purchases or donations can be made at http://www.yhaven.org/benefit.php . Tickets are $75 each (of which $55 is tax deductible.)