The 2023-2024 Season


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The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

The Helen at Playhouse Square

September 20 – 30, 2023

Shakespeare’s final play, THE TEMPEST, reiterates many of his great themes around family strife, conflict and ultimately forgiveness and reconciliation. The exiled Duchess of Milan, Prospera, finds revenge within her grasp with the arrival on her island of those who had banished her. She must ultimately decide whether to move forward or dwell in the anger of the past. An unforgettable collection of characters both human and fantastical gives the graduating Class of 2024 an ideal opportunity by delving into this suspenseful, magical and joyful work.


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Middletown by Will Eno

Directed by Donald Carrier

The Helen at Playhouse Square

February 21 – March 2, 2024

Welcome to Middletown, USA. Population: Stable. Elevation: Same. It’s an ordinary small town. With ordinary people. All living seemingly ordinary lives. And yet, from all this ordinary emerges the extraordinary—the absurd, the hilarious, and the beautiful moments of lives being lived. Told with humor and deep compassion, this spiritual successor to OUR TOWN shows us the joy, sadness, small victories and defeats we experience as we go through the ups and downs of being human. This production will introduce the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s Class of 2026 to local audiences.

Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
1407 Euclid Avenue

All ticket sales for MFA Conservatory Ensemble production are completed through the Cleveland Play House Box via Playhouse Square Ticket Office.
Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the production website.
Purchases may also be made at the box office or by telephone.

PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office
State Theatre Lobby
1519 Euclid Avenue

Monday – Sunday
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.