The 2022-2023 Season


The Liar by David Ives

Adapted from the Comedy by Pierre Corneille

Directed by Donald Carrier

The Helen at Playhouse Square

March 15 – 19, 2023

“The unimagined life is not worth living!” So proclaims the charismatic and incurable trickster in David Ives’ adaptation of the rollicking 17th century comedy in verse, The Liar. A handsome but incorrigible liar, Dorante, comes to Paris seeking love and pleasure, which he finds in the beautiful Clarice, whose name he mistakes for that of her best friend, Lucrece. After lying his way into a world of chaos, will he be able to use those same cunning tricks to get out of trouble? With mistaken identities, jealous rivals, clever servants, demanding parents, and confused friends, this ingenious and playful update of the classic French romp will fill you with laughter, delight, and rhyme! Featuring the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program Class of 2024.


Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by Tony F. Sias

The Helen at Playhouse Square

October 12 – 22, 2022

YOLO! You Only Live Once. And everybody has to die. But what really happens when we pass on? And how do we prepare? Riffing off the 15th century morality play Everyman, Obie Award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins shares a dark comedic look at the inevitability of death and the meaning of life in his acclaimed Pulitzer-Prize finalist, Everybody. When the character Everybody is told that their time is up, they attempt to bargain with Death on what or who they might bring on their final journey. Featuring the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program Class of 2024, Everybody is a wildly funny and heartfelt ride through our humanity.

Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
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