Theatre and Dance


Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance. – MORGAN FREEMAN
Blithe Spirit Hodgson and Cromly 2021

2021-2022 Season

Productions in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Cleveland State University will be adhering to post-pandemic protocols set up by Cleveland State University and by Playhouse Square. We can't wait to share live performances with you!
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April 21-May 1, 2022Richard III
The Gentle Villainy of Richard III, Troubler of the Poor World's Peace 
Adapted and Directed by Toby Vera Bercovici
The Outcalt Theatre
An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Richard III which situates the story of power-hungry Richard as a cautionary bedtime tale told by Queen Margaret to the audience shortly after the death of her husband and son.

Recommended for audiences over age 12+.


October 21-31, 2021
Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward Blithe Spirit square
Adapted and Directed by Russ Borski
The Outcalt Theatre

November 12-13, 202
CSU Fall Dance Concert 2021
13th Street Building Black Box Theatre

November 19-20, 2021
Late, A Cowboy Song by Sarah Ruhl
(A Workshop Production)
Directed by Toby Vera Bercovici
13th Street Building Black Box Theatre

February 24-March 6, 2022She Loves Me square
She Loves Me
book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock
Directed by Eugene Sumlin
The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
She Loves Me is an intimate and touching musical about mistaken identity, true love and friendship. Amalia and Georg, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown.

March 25-26, 2022Spring Dance 2022 Square
CSU Spring Dance 2022 
Allen Theatre Mainstage
The concert will include works by guest artists Antonio Brown and Teena Marie Custer; GroundWorks DanceTheater, CSU's professional dance company in residence; and CSU dance faculty, featuring performances by the CSU Dance Company, Dance Group and special guests.