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CSU Department of Theatre and Dance

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. 

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October 21-31, 2021
Blithe Spirit
by Noel Coward 
Adapted and Directed by Russ Borski
The Outcalt Theatre
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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, 2022
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

March 25-26, 2022
CSU Spring Dance 2022 
Allen Theatre Mainstage

April 21-May 1, 2022
The Gentle Villainy of Richard III, Troubler of the Poor World's Peace 
Adapted and Directed by Toby Vera Bercovici
The Outcalt Theatre

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PAST 2020-2021 Season Events:

February 26, 2021
CSU VIRTUAL DANCE PRESENTATION
LIVE Informal Showing w/ CSU Dance Company and Visiting Guest Artist, Antonio Brown

March 11-13, 2021
RED BIKE 
by Caridad Svich, directed by Holly Holsinger

April 15-17, 2021
THE MOORS
by Jen Silverman, directed by Toby Vera Bercovici

April 23, 2021
CSU VIRTUAL DANCE PRESENTATION
LIVE Informal Showing w/ CSU Dance Company. 
 


THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING OUR 2019-2020 SEASON-
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October 11-12, 2019
The Allen Theatre Mainstage
Directed by David Shimotakahara
 
Dance opens the year with a performance by GroundWorks DanceTheater, running October 11 and 12 on the Allen Theatre Mainstage. As the resident professional dance company of the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance, GroundWorks returns under the artistic direction of David Shimotakahara.
October 24 - November 3, 2019
The Allen Theatre Mainstage
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by James Lapine
Directed by Russ Borski, Music Direction by Maria DiDonato
The theatre season opens on the Allen Theatre Mainstage with the Stephen Sondheim / James Lapine musical INTO THE WOODS, running Oct. 24 through Nov. 3, 2019. Directed by Russ Borski with musical direction by Maria DiDonato, this Tony Award winning musical begins with “Once upon a time…” and tells the intersecting stories of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales. Just when everyone’s journey seems to be resolved, the characters’ worlds are shattered, only to be recombined to show that nobody really lives “happily ever after.”

February 27-March 8, 2020
The Outcalt Theatre - Playhouse Square

CSU's second theatre production of the year is Tom Stoppard's THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND.  This play within a play is part parody, part farce, part whodunit, and explores the ideology of free will and fate. A murder mystery with a twist ending, intertwines classic characters of melodrama with the commentary and insecurities of modern critics. Directed by Russ Borski
 
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE SUPPORTED SHOW: Thursday, March 5, 2020

(CANCELLED - due to COVID19 shutdowns. Please contact Playhouse Square for ticket refunds)
CSU SPRING DANCE CONCERT 2020CSU Spring Dance Concert 2019
April 3-4, 2020
The Allen Theatre Mainstage
 
The Dance Program returns to the Allen Theatre Mainstage with its popular annual CSU SPRING DANCE CONCERT, April 3 and 4. Featuring the CSU Dance Company, faculty, staff, musicians and guest artists, this repertory concert, under the direction of Lynn Deering, includes an eclectic evening of contemporary and traditional choreography.

(CANCELLED - due to COVID19 shutdowns. Please contact Playhouse Square for ticket refunds)
BLOOD AT THE ROOT
April 16-26, 2020
The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
Written by Dominique Morisseau, Directed by Colleen Jackson

A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play by Dominique Morisseau (Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Skeleton Crew) examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.

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