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Great Lakes Theater gets support through Secret Gala

Great Lakes Theater has a heritage of hosting some of the area’s most imaginative fundraisers of the last quarter-century. A new venue was found for this year’s event, the equally new Aloft Hotel. Located where the Warehouse District meets Lake Erie, Aloft Hotel does not have a lot of banquet facilities, so the 220 guests […]

Birthday Bash celebrates St. Martin de Porres School

For the last decade, St. Martin de Porres High School has made huge strides in educating young people. Located in the heart of Cleveland, the school pairs upperclassmen with companies and organizations that also make Cleveland their home. The internships generate revenue that helps pay for the students’ education, as well as prepare them for […]

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 […]