Theatre and Dance



February 22-March 4, 2018

The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
in the Allen Theatre Complex at Playhouse Square
Written by Eve Ensler, Directed by Holly Holsinger
Tickets are $5.00 - $10.00
"Emotional Creature" $25 Dinner and a Show option information here.

CLICK HERE for the WCPN 90.3 / story and radio interview for EMOTIONAL CREATURE.

*Parental guidance recommended. Ages 12 and up due to some sexual and violent content.

Emotional Creature
Writer Eve Ensler has made a name for herself as an activist who uses the dynamic space of a stage to get people talking. Her play “The Vagina Monologues” shattered taboos and ignited a global movement to end violence against women and girls, V-Day. Her latest play, another compelling theatrical experience, “Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World,” celebrates the authentic voice inside every girl and it too is a vehicle to empower young women and inspire activism. 

Running February 22 – March 4, 2018, EC is the “bold voice of a new generation” and is directed by CSU Associate Professor Holly Holsinger. The show has been called “empowering and entertaining” by New York Observer


Through monologues, scenes, poetry, questions, and facts, the Tony Award-winning playwright brings to the stage an understanding of the universality of girls around the world: their resiliency, their wildness, their pain, their fears, their secrets, and their triumphs. Songs and games interweave everything from finding the perfect Facebook selfie to enjoying time with friends while having a Beyoncé dance party. These true stories told through the actors explore the questions of “who am I,” “where do I belong,” and “why did this happen to me?”

The 90-minute play also delves into harder topics. Among the girls Ensler creates are an American who struggles with peer pressure in a suburban high school; an anorexic blogging as she eats less and less; a Masai girl from Kenya unwilling to endure female genital mutilation; a Congolese forced into sex slavery; a Chinese factory worker making Barbies; an Iranian student who is tricked into a nose job; a pregnant girl trying to decide if she should keep her baby, and a young South African teen defiantly calling for an end to rape. The play is engaging, moving from laughter to tears, and giving audience’s one of the most powerful theatrical experiences of a lifetime.

Emotional Creature

Emotional Creature has played all over the world. Girls have shared that the show and the subjects resonated for them on a personal level, from rape to their sexuality, to racism and economic injustice. Boys have said that for them it was the first time they understood what their female peers were experiencing.

TICKETS: call 216-241-6000, or visit online at

Tickets can also be purchased in person 90 minutes prior to each performance at the Allen Theatre Complex. If purchasing in person before this 90-minute time frame, visit the State Theatre Ticket Office at 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.

For general information about this groundbreaking production at the national level, visit the Emotional Creature website at

*Parental guidance recommended. Ages 12 and up due to some sexual and violent content.

CLICK HERE for the WCPN 90.3 / story and radio interview for EMOTIONAL CREATURE.