Central Concern

A Co-Production with Ohio City Theatre Project.
Conceived & Directed by Pandora Robertson.

May 18, 2019 - June 08, 2019

7:00pm, Thu/Fri/Sat/Mon, James Levin Theatre.
Previews May 18 & 23. Opening Night is May 24.

Using music, humor, and bizarre bouffon theatricality, Central Concern is delightfully depraved and entertaining. Central Concern takes a satirical look at the history of the American real estate profession and how it championed property values at the expense of civil rights. World Premiere.

Featuring: Wesley Allen, Jonathan Apriesnig, Roxana Bell, Jeannine Gaskin, Maes Lunaria, Daniel McNamara, Chris Walker

The James Levin Theatre is ADA compliant featuring a patron elevator and an all gender, wheelchair accessible restroom.

Previews: $15
Standard Price (Monday, Thursday): $15
Standard Price (Friday, Saturday): $35

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Raymond Bobgan – Producer
Beth Wood – Line Producer
Leigh Tennant – Stage Manager
Kitty Wen – Assistant Stage Manager
Aaron Benson – Scenic Designer
Carolyn Dickey – Costume Designer
KIX – Lighting Designer
Daniel McNamara – Composer / Musician
Jonathan Apriesnig – Musician
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ABOUT CONCEIVEr & Director Pandora Robertson

Pandora Robertson is Executive Artistic Director at Ohio City Theatre Project (OCTP) where she is currently creating and directing the OCTP/CPT co-production Central Concern, which premieres in May 2019. Other OCTP credits include the January 2016 OCTP/Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) co-production of Incendiaries (director/creator), the May 2014 premiere of Free Radical and The Night Sketchbook (director/creator), and co-production of Code Breakers (director/creator) with Theater Ninjas’ (now Maelstrom Collabortive Arts) May 2016 Broken Codes. Other credits include Mamaí Theatre Company’s production of Woman and Scarecrow (director) (Cleveland Critics Circle Award “Superior Achievement” for direction and play), Theater Ninjas’ (now Maelstrom Collaborative Arts) production of Melissa James Gibson’s [sic] (director), Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 The Two Gentlemen of Verona (director), and Tree of Grace (Playwright, Director) for Baldwin Wallace University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. She was a CPT 2011/2012 Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellow. CPT credits include Meantime Anthopocene (director, creator) and 13 Most American Dreams (director, creator). Cleveland Play House credits include Galileo (choreographer), The Emperor’s Groovy New Clothes (choreographer), and Ferdinand the Bull (choreographer). Pandora has worked extensively in Northeast Ohio as a director, actor, choreographer, and dancer, with Great Lakes Theater, Dobama Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, convergence-continuum, and Ensemble Theatre. She danced for seven years with Ohio Ballet under the direction of Heinz Poll. She holds an MA in Theater Arts from Case Western Reserve University. Pandora is a 2018 recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for playwriting, a 2016 Community Partnership for Arts and Culture Creative Workforce Fellow, and was featured in Cleveland Scene‘s 2017 People issue.