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Arts & Humanities Alive Festival (AHA! Festival): Love, Loss and What I Wore

Arts & Humanities Alive Festival (AHA! Festival): Love, Loss and What I Wore - Cleveland State University

by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
based on the book by Ilene Beckerman
Directed by Jacqi Loewy
Projection & Sound design by T. Paul Lowry
Lighting design by Ben Gantose
With: Ursula Cataan*, Maryann Elder, Christine McBurney+, Treva Offutt+ & Kimberly L. Sias

June 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
June 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. - Buy Tickets

The Outcalt Theatre, Playhouse Square

A collaboration between Mamaí Theatre Company, Playhouse Square, and Cleveland State University within the inaugural AHA! Festival (Arts & Humanities Alive!), the Ephron sisters' play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covers all of the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.

"Funny, compelling…Brought down the house…but [the play] is not a comedy: A story about black cowboy boots becomes a sad tale of being under-appreciated in a relationship; a tale of two women shopping for their wedding outfits ends bittersweetly; and the recollection of a new bra is a quiet testament to a woman's search for dignity while undergoing treatment for breast cancer." - The New York Times

“Love, Loss and What I Wore” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.”

For more information about the AHA! Festival click here.

Children Policy:
Children under two years old are generally not permitted in the theaters. However, everyone regardless of age must have a ticket. All children must be seated with an adult. Any person disrupting a performance or inhibiting the enjoyment of an event for guests may be removed from the theater without refund.

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Arts & Humanities Alive Festival (AHA! Festival): Love, Loss and What I Wore

Cleveland State University

Jun 8 - 9 , 2017
  • Jun 8 - 9 , 2017
  • $25.00
  • Outcalt Theatre
  • General Admission

    June 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. performance is currently SOLD OUT

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How do we get there?

PlayhouseSquare is located in Cleveland's theater district located on Euclid Avenue, between East 14th and East 17th Streets. For detail directions, visit our Directions and Parking section to find convenient directions. For public transportation, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation to areas around PlayhouseSquare. Click here for more information on public transportation.

Where do we park?

The PlayhouseSquare Garage is located at East 15th and Chester with elevators located on each level and a walkway to the complex. PlayhouseSquare has kept event night parking affordable for our customers. Parking can be purchased for the on-site PlayhouseSquare garage for just $20.00 ($15.00 advance purchase). Click here for more information.

Where can I dine when visiting PlayhouseSquare?

Experience some of Cleveland's finest restaurants at PlayhouseSquare before the show. Our interactive dining guide offers a variety of dining options around PlayhouseSquare.

Do you need to purchase tickets by phone or in-person?

The Ticket Office is located in the KeyBank State Theatre lobby and is open Monday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Hours vary when we have an evening performance and will also vary during the summer months. To confirm operating hours call the Ticket Office information line at 216-771-8403. Tickets may also be purchased by phone Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353. For additional ticket and theater policies, visit our ticket policy section.

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