Our Lady of Common Sorrows

Written and Directed by Jaiie Dayo Aliya

October 19, 2023 - November 04, 2023

7:00pm, Thu/Fri/Sat/Mon and 3:00pm Sun, Oct 22 & 29, James Levin Theatre. Preview Oct 19 & 20. Opening Night is Oct 21.

EVERY TICKET is “Choose What You Pay” and will be offered online, over the phone, and at the Box Office.

Tonight's final performance of "Our Lady of Common Sorrows" is sold-out. In the event that the performance sells out, CPT will offer a waiting list beginning at 6pm tonight. In order to get on the waiting list, you must come in person to the CPT box office starting at 6pm. When you arrive, fill out your name, number of tickets you're looking for, and a phone number for the box office to contact you in the event that tickets become available. If you would prefer not to give your phone number, come to the box office no later than 6:45pm for an update on ticket availability.  If tickets become available, we will sell them to those signed up on the waiting list in the order that they signed up. If you are not present during this time or don't answer your phone, we will move down the list to the next group. We will do our best to get as many people in as possible but there are no guarantees tickets will become available. We thank you for your interest in "Our Lady of Common Sorrows!"


The assumed immaculate conception of a 15-year-old honor student incites a crisis of faith for her family.  Fresh off a nearly sold-out run in CPT’s new play development series Test Flight 2023, award-winning playwright Jaiie Dayo Aliya takes us on a psychedelic ride where reality dances with fantasy, everyone is suspect, and big questions are asked about God, faith, and value of life. World Premiere.

Featuring: Dar’Jon Bentley, Isaiah Betts, Cristal Christian, Lashawn Little, Royce The Voice Ruffin, Amy Spencer, Kynnedy, Ashley Aquilla.

Content Warning: Our Lady Of Common Sorrows contains strong language, mentions question of a sexual assault of a minor, suicide and depictions of substance abuse. This show also contains haze, and incense burning.  For details or additional content, please contact the Box Office at 216.631.2727 x501 or by emailing boxoffice@cptonline.org.

Click here for COVID-19 Safety Protocols. (Sunday Covid-Conscious performances)

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

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Producer - Raymond Bobgan
Line Producer - Melissa Crum
Technical Director - Joshua Smith
Stage Manager - Caorl McAfee
Set Designer - Kix
Lighting Designer - Logan Chapman
Costume Designer - Melody Walker
Sound Design - Vince Tyree
Wardrobe Maintenance/Laundry - Brielle Mcgrew

Remarkable Rating:

enhance your experience

Opening Night – Ticket includes free admission to the post-show opening party with appetizers and beverages! Mingle with cast members!

Free Bev Friday – Ticket includes FREE post-show beverages! Following every Friday night performance.

Market Monday | Oct 30, 2023 –is a new initiative for small business owners who are invited to showcase their businesses as part of a pop-up market that will occur one hour prior to the start of one of our scheduled Monday night performances for FREE! 


Shali Caver, Self Remedy 

Self Remedy sells daily reminders of taking self-care and mental wellness as a priority through journals, affirmation cards, stickers, mugs, dad hats, lapel pins and more. www.selfremedy.co 

Ramika Evans, All Kreative Genres 

All Kreative Genres is a handmade craft store that specializes in one-of-a-kind items not found anywhere else! www.allkreativeprints.com 

Lacy Talley, visual artist and graphic designer 

Lacy offers a diverse range of products that blend art and inspiration! Her collection includes prints and framed prints to enhance your space with beauty and positivity. You can also find trays and stickers for everyday self-expression. Plus, don’t miss the chance to purchase a ticket to attend Lacy’s “I AM Affirmation” Laced N Paint classes. Discover the awesome impact of I AM affirmations as you unleash your inner artist and immerse yourself in a supportive and uplifting environment. Fall Series starting on October 13, 7pm-10pm 2023! @talleymarxxandcom

Christie Davis, Natural Pretty Hair

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ABOUT Jaiie Dayo Aliya

Jaiie Dayo Aliya is an Akron Arts Alive and Knight Arts Challenge Award-winning playwright, actor, and musician. They studied at Kent State University, where they majored in Theater Arts and Pan-African Studies. They are Artistic Director of Ma’Sue Productions. With Ma’Sue, Dayo Aliya has produced eight plays in the past 9 years that have received numerous accolades and press in local media such as; The Devil StripAkron Beacon JournalCleveland Plain DealerAkronlife Magazine, and many other locally and regionally published media outlets. His work has been produced at Balch Street Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, and Akron Civic Theatre. They were also the 2020/2021 Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellow at CPT.