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The Cleveland Play House

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Cleveland Play House was founded in 1915 and is America's first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, Cleveland Play House 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. It has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,300 CPH productions. Today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Bloom and Managing Director Kevin Moore, Cleveland Play House looks toward its centennial while performing in three state-of-the art venues at PlayhouseSquare in downtown Cleveland.

In Cleveland Play House's ninety-plus seasons, over 12 million people have attended more than 1,300 productions, including more than 120 World and/or American premieres. Some of the notable premieres include: The Pleasure of Honesty, Luigi Pirandello; You Touched Me, Tennessee Williams; Mother Courage, Bertolt Brecht; Simone, Ben Hecht; Translations, Brian Friel; A Decent Birth, William Saroyan; Command, William Wister Haines; Ten Times Table, Alan Ayckbourn; The March on Russia, David Storey; The Archbishop's Ceiling, Arthur Miller; The First Monday in October, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee; Lillian, William Luce; The Cemetary Club, Ivan Menchell; The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds, Paul Zindel; Jerusalem, Seth Greenland; The Smell of the Kill, Michele Lowe; Bright Ideas, Eric Coble; and Heaven's My Destination, Lee Blessing.

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