Y-Haven Theatre Project: 12,000 Steps

Created & Performed by the participants of Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA.

November 18, 2021 - November 19, 2021

7:30pm, Gordon Square Theatre.

The Y-Haven Theatre Project is a 23-year partnership between Cleveland Public Theatre and Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA. Y-Haven provides temporary housing and Substance Use Disorder Treatment to individuals who are homeless, re-entering the community from incarceration, and/ or recovering from Opioid Use Disorder. CPT collaborates with the clients of Y-Haven to create an original theatre production, capturing an authenticity and emotional power as the cast shares their true-to-life experiences.

The one-weekend-only production at CPT is followed by a community-wide tour. See below for more information.

Saturday, November 20 is a special benefit performance in support of Y-Haven. Tickets are available for purchase, see below for details.

The Gordon Square Theatre is ADA compliant featuring a patron elevator and an all-gender, wheelchair accessible restroom.

Free, $5 suggested donation.

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Relapse is real. What happens when an upstanding figure in the recovery community relapses in a bad way? How will his fate impact those he has helped and those who have helped him? Can they let go of their pasts, their attachments, and their survivors’ guilt to stay sober – to stay alive? 12,000 Steps is about the long road to recovery, through recovery, and the persistence and perseverance required to move forward each day even in our darkest hours.


Thursday, November 18 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 19 at 7:30pm

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Gordon Square Theatre is located at 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102.
Suggested donation of $5 accepted to help support the project.

Special Benefit Performance

Saturday, November 20 at 6:30pm
Cleveland Public Theatre’s Gordon Square Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102
Contact Misty Musson at mmusson@clevelandymca.org for more information.

Tickets for this benefit performance are $75 and include an appetizer reception and performance. To purchase tickets for the benefit, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steps-stages-play-tickets-166560397633.