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Nov 12 - 15, 2019  |  Mimi Ohio Theatre Cartography School Matinee Performance

Event Times

  • Tue  |  Nov 12 10:00 AM
  • Wed  |  Nov 13 10:00 AM
  • Thu  |  Nov 14 10:00 AM
  • Fri  |  Nov 15 10:00 AM
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Event Description


CARTOGRAPHY is a new play commissioned by Playhouse Square that explores the issue of migration. Five refugees from struggling countries discover what it means to leave home behind and begin a new life. Performed by a diverse company of actors from such countries as El Salvador, Syria, Lebanon, South Africa and Rwanda, the play itself was inspired by true events. In 2016, Caldecott Honor-Winning author Christopher Myers and New York director Kaneza Schaal flew to Munich, Germany, when 30,000 new people a day were arriving in that city, creating the largest migration in recorded human history. They spent hours listening to their stories, shaping them into this stunning play. A combination of simple storytelling and interactive video technology, CARTOGRAPHY allows audience members to participate in the projection component with their cell phones right from their seats. With stories taken directly from today’s headlines, the play exemplifies theater at its most relevant. 

A post-show talkback with the actors will occur following each matinee. 
CARTOGRAPHY is made possible by support from The Joyce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The 10 a.m. performance on November 13, 2019 will have a sign language interpreter. Guests who need the assistance of the interpreter should request seats on the right side of the auditorium.

Running Time: 75 minutes Recommended Grade Level: 6-12

To schedule a field trip to a school performance, please complete our PDF order form and submit by mail or fax or email at [email protected] Full payment or a non-refundable 20% deposit are due with your order. Ticket prices for school performances vary.

For assistance in scheduling your field trip, please contact Julie Wagner at 216-348-7909 or [email protected].

This school matinee performance is presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.