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Area professional theaters offer contrasting pieces

The Cleveland Play House, this year’s Tony Award winner for Regional Theaters, is presenting the world premiere of “Fairfield.” The script was inspired by the progressive Cleveland Heights neighborhood where local playwright Eric Coble was raised. A farce with bold subject matter, the show deals with racism in a city, a school and, specifically, a […]

Clague Playhouse’s ‘Shipwrecked!’ explores nature of storytelling

Currently on stage at Clague Playhouse is “Shipwrecked!” a fascinating story told by a man who had an adventure that took him from England as a 16-year-old boy and returned him 30 years later with stories that can scarcely be believed. I can’t say that “Shipwrecked!” is the best play I’ve seen on the Clague […]

Cleveland Play House and Great Lakes Theater attack classics differently

The Cleveland Play House continues its season with the latest play by the generally oddball playwright Christopher Durang. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is a modern interpretation of the bleak comedies of Anton Chekhov. In Druang’s talented hands, the dreary lives of a trio of family members becomes a genuine laugh fest. The […]

St. Augustine Health Ministries continues to grow ‘Top O’ the Towers’ fundraiser

This year marked the 18th annual Top O’ the Towers benefit for the St. Augustine Health Ministries. The fundraiser’s first venue was a party room for residents that was literally on top of the west side Cleveland tower where the clients lived. After outgrowing it, the event moved to Brennen’s Party Center. For the last […]