Y-Haven Theatre Project

Created by the 2011 Y-Haven Ensemble

November 17, 2011 - November 20, 2011

Times and Locations vary, see below., Gordon Square Theatre


For the twelfth year in a row, CPT, Cleveland's leading alternative theatre, and Y-Haven, YMCA's transitional housing center for homeless men in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, have collaborated to create this original performance. CPT Artists work with residents of Y-Haven to create an original play performed by the residents and based on their personal experiences. This year's production is guided by CPT Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan and CPT Teaching Artists Adam Seeholzer, Darius Stubbs, and Lew Wallace.

About the play: Derek’s father used to be his hero – so were his two older brothers. But now he is learning that they have flaws…big flaws. Lies are uncovered, anger flares; and for Derek, it’s just too much. He never wants to be like them, so he just runs. The family spirals into greater collapse as they file missing person reports, present at block clubs, and visit morgues in search of their lost family member. Their journey to find Derek will test their love and their will. Derek’s journey to find himself will test his judgment and loyalty. Can Derek – can anyone – choose their own destiny?

An audience favorite year after year, the CPT/Y-Haven Theatre Project offers candid insight into important issues of our society and gives real hope for growth and change. Audiences are continually blown away by the poignant and moving stories presented by this powerful collaboration.

Thursday, November 17 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 20 at 3:00pm

Suggested donation of $5 accepted to help support the project

Join CPT and Y-Haven for a special benefit performance on Saturday, November 19th at 7:00pm. Tickets for this benefit performance are $75 and include a buffet dinner and silent auction. To purchase tickets for the benefit performance, please call 216.431.2018 or visit

Tuesday, November 22 at 7pm

Breen Center for the Performing Arts
W. 30th & Lorain Ave. Cleveland, OH

Tuesday, November 29 at 7pm
Westlake United Methodist Church
27650 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH

Wednesday, November 30 at 7pm
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
2592 W. 14th St. Cleveland, OH

Friday, December 2 at 12 noon
John Carroll University – Dolan Auditorium
20700 North Park Blvd. University Heights, OH