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World premiere and "A Christmas Story" to thrill Cleveland Play House audience in 2014-2015

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The theme for the 2014-2015 season is Legacy. The theme for the 2014-2015 season is Legacy.

Artistic Director Laura Kepley has released the 2014-2015 Cleveland Play House lineup.

This is the first she has programmed; and, included amongst the new work is a world premiere!

The theme for the season is Legacy.

Kepley explains, "Many of the stories this season involve a changing of the guard. As one era ends, a new, sometimes shaky, sometimes confident world sprouts up, the future of which might be doomed or might be glorious, but it will always be theatrically thrilling."

A special treat is in store for the holidays. CPH brings Ralphie Parker and his dream of an official Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle back to the stage in the record-breaking production of A Christmas Story.



The Little Foxes

Sept 12 – Oct 5, 2014 - Allen Theatre

Written by Lillian Hellman

Opening the season is Lillian Hellman's delicious drama of family and greed, The Little Foxes. Kepley, who will direct this classic, states, "This well-made play asks the question ‘How far will you go to get what you think you deserve?'"

How We Got On

Oct 24 – Nov 16, 2014 - Outcalt Theatre

Written by Idris Goodwin

Kepley moves us from the scheming world of the season opener to one that celebrates loyalty, friendship and the pursuit of joy in Idris Goodwin's How We Got On. Remarks Kepley, "This is one of the most joyous and uplifting plays I've ever read."

Five Guys Named Moe

Jan 23 – Feb 15, 2015 - Allen Theatre

Book by Clarke Peters • music and lyrics by Louis Jordan

Hot music is in store for the cold winter when Olivier Award winner Five Guys Named Moe, featuring the exhilarating music of Louis Jordan, burns up the Allen stage in January.

Mona Golabek in

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Feb 27 – Mar 22, 2015 - Allen Theatre

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek & Lee Cohen

Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder

Music is again the central force for sustaining the human spirit in The Pianist of Willesden Lane, adapted by noted composer, playwright and actor Hershey Felder and starring Mona Golabek.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Apr 3–26, 2015 - Allen Theatre

Written by Christopher Durang 

Two distinct comedies round out the final slots in the season: Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best New Play. Through a modern-day Chekhovian family, Kepley states, "Durang pokes fun at our culture's obsession with youth, celebrities and instant gratification."

Fairfield World Premiere and Anchor Production of 2015 New Ground Theatre Festival!

May 1–24, 2015 - Outcalt Theatre

Written by Eric Coble

Closing the season is a world premiere by Cleveland-based and Broadway-produced playwright Eric Coble. Fairfield, a razor-sharp comedy that shows what can happen when the elephant in the room refuses to be ignored, is also the anchor production of the 2015 New Ground Theatre Festival.

A Christmas Story

Nov 28 – Dec 21, 2014 - Allen Theatre

Written by Phil Grecian

Based on the motion picture written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown & Bob Clark

Subscriptions for all six plays are available now. There are student and educator discounts. Additional pricing will be available for a number of partial season packages. Group tickets are available.

Go to the Cleveland Play House website for more information or to purchase tickets or call 216-400-7096.

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