World premiere! One Weekend Only- Black Mongoose and the Lil Purple Butterfly by Cleveland playwright Christopher Johnston Directed by Ashley Aquilla Cast: Cornell H. Calhoun III, LaShawn Little and Mia Jones In his youth, Black Mongoose was an all-state basketball player. Next he became a f...
Thu, Sep 20 2018 8:00 PM — Sat, Sep 22 2018 9:30 PM
World premiere! The goddess Freyja (or is she?) is tending Yggdrasil, the World Ash Tree (or is it?), trying to protect it from increasing drought. An itinerant water-bearer tries to persuade Freyja to go with him to where water is plentiful. She refuses. Does the world really depend on this sing...
Fri, Aug 24 2018 8:00 PM — Sat, Sep 15 2018 10:00 PM
A workshop production of a new work by Harrison David Rivers. The story about a sero-discordant gay couple (Foss is HIV+, Alvin is not) dealing with their mixed status relationship, stigmatization, the importance of connection to family (or lack thereof) and their very different cultural backgrou...
Fri, Jul 6 2018 8:00 PM — Sat, Jul 28 2018 10:00 PM
Starring Robert Hawkes and Anne McEvoy, directed by Susan Soltis. One weekend only! "He" and "She" probe into the nature of their love for one another. Long married, but aware that time has wrought changes in their relationship, the two spar and thrust at each other in exchanges and reminiscenc...
Thu, Jun 21 2018 8:00 PM — Sat, Jun 23 2018 9:30 PM
A modern riff on The Scarlet Letter. Hester La Negrita, a homeless mother of five, lives with her kids on the tough streets of the inner city. Her kids, played by adult actors, double as five other people in her life: ex-boyfriend, social worker, doctor, best friend and minister. While Hester's k...
Fri, May 18 2018 8:00 PM — Sat, Jun 9 2018 10:00 PM
Cleveland premiere! A cast of five women portray the stories of aging (50’s-70’s) practitioners of the oldest profession as they are faced with a diminishing clientele, increased competition and aching joints, with wit, compassion, humor and song as they struggle under the burdens of trickle-down...
Fri, Mar 23 2018 8:00 PM — Sat, Apr 14 2018 10:00 PM
Week Two of the Festival presents the full-length play Contradictionary Lies, A Play (Not) About Kurt Cobain by Katie Wallace. This will be paired with Rendezvous Point, a ten-minute comedy by Adam Rounick and directed by Scott Zolkowski.
Thu, Feb 15 2018 8:00 PM — Sat, Feb 17 2018 10:00 PM
Week One of the Festival presents the full-length play Murder at the Palace Theater, a vaudeville, comedy murder-mystery by Robert Daniels and directed by David Munnell. This will be paired with Sexless in Seattle, a ten-minute comedy by Jarod Wlodarski and directed by Clyde Simon.
Thu, Feb 8 2018 8:00 PM — Sat, Feb 10 2018 10:00 PM
On his last night on this planet, tormented genius Tesla wrestles, within the universe of his gigantic brain, with the friends and detractors in his life – Edison, Einstein, Twain, Westinghouse, and Anna, his only true love (other than a cherished pigeon). Despite his breakthrough inventions (alt...
Fri, Dec 1 2017 8:00 PM — Sat, Dec 16 2017 10:00 PM
The play takes place in a large walk-in closet where we find Old Man, Middle-Aged Man, and Young Man. Each is in the closet for vastly different reasons. Enter 18-yr-old John, who frantically runs in immediately following his first gay sexual encounter. As all three men try to convince John to c...
Fri, Oct 13 2017 8:00 PM — Sat, Nov 4 2017 10:00 PM