Week #3 (Feb. 20 – 22) The Importance of Waiting for the Eagle


February 20, 2014 - February 22, 2014

7:00pm, 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.

bigbox_webThe goal of Big Box is to support new work and local artists.

CPT provides:
– The James Levin Theatre
– Basic production staff, stage management, box office support
– Marketing and advertising support

The artists provide the rest!

The writers, directors, actors, and designers selected for Big Box dedicate themselves to creating new and original work, or stretching their artistic powers by working in new disciplines.

Week #3

February 20 – 22

The Importance of Waiting for the Eagle

Written by Robert Hawkes
Directed by Susan Soltis

The Eagle, agent of Zeus’ wrath, comes daily to punish Prometheus for giving humankind the secret of making fire. Despite its grisly nature, their routine has developed into a fruitful if uneasy friendship-and an opportunity to ask hard questions about the nature of deity and humanity.

Artist Bio:
Robert Hawkes is a retired schoolteacher. He has acted at theatres all over the Cleveland area. The Importance of Waiting for the Eagle is his first completed work of fiction since he delivered himself of a lengthy novel in his freshman year at college. That text is now lost, thank goodness.

Thursday, February 20 at 7:00pm
Friday, February 21 at 7:00pm
Saturday, February 22 at 7:00pm