Cleveland Play House, recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award and founded in 1915, is America's first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, CPH has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. CPH has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,600 productions. Today, Cleveland Play House celebrates its centennial while performing in three state-of-the art venues at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.
To inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences across Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards.
To be a premier American regional theatre that is welcoming, diverse, distinctive, bold, thrilling and essential to our community.
Centennial Celebration Open House
We also wanted to note that the Cleveland Play House invited other local theatres to have booths at the open house. We don't list them all here, but you will see many of them mentioned in our tweets.
One of the talks we attended at the Cleveland Play House @ClevePlayHouse) Community Open House was "Producing History: The CPH Founders and their Scrapbooks." It was presented by Melissa Hubbard (@Melissa_Hubbard) of the Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library (@CWRU - @KelvinSmithLib). Melissa's talk showed the importance of preserving the history of cultural institutions. Her talk motivated us to share our photos, videos, and tweets from this historic event.
Tweets and Retweets
Our Community Open House is for the entire family - you can find the 'Kids Zone' upstairs int the… https://t.co/6RUSgPe3HR— Cleveland Play House (@ClevePlayHouse) October 24, 2015
"Quite possibly the most intense, thrilling, and thought-provoking performance that I have seen in years." -Colin M. on "The Crucible"— Cleveland Play House (@ClevePlayHouse) October 22, 2015
Official Centennial Celebration Resources
COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, October 24 • 11:00 am – 5:30 pm (doors open at 10:30)
Allen Theatre Complex • Playhouse Square • 1407 Euclid Avenue
Spend an hour or an afternoon exploring how theatre is made at America's first professional regional theatre. Experience behind-the-scenes tours, "pop-up" performances, interactive theatre tutorials, and more! Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones, including some of Cleveland’s artistic visionaries and representatives from the city’s thriving theatre scene in this community Open House. Fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. We'll get together at the end to celebrate with a piece of CPH birthday cake!
Free and open to the public! RSVP Suggested
Here is the official CPH Centennial Celebration Weekend video:
To learn more about Cleveland Play House, do a search on the Kelvin Smith Library (@KelvinSmithLib) website: Click this link to open a new search window for Cleveland Play House.
See our photos from our Wednesday, July 11, 2012, private tour of PlayhouseSquare (@PlayhouseSquare), sponsored by the Ohio Blogging Association - Cleveland (@OHBlogging) and Playhouse Square Partners in our Ohio Blogging Association Theatre Tour with Playhouse Square Partners blog post:
In 2012, these were the newest areas of the PlayhouseSquare complex. PlayhouseSquare has regular public backstage tours. We really are past due for returning for a backstage tour, since there is now more to see at the Cleveland Play House and PlayhouseSquare.
You can see our other blog posts that are tagged PlayhouseSquare (there are over 10!) here.