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New Ground Theatre Festival  |  Outcalt Theatre A Reading of: THE PRICE OF A TICKET Cleveland Play House

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  • Sat  |  Jun 15, 2024 3:30 PM
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When surrounded by injustice, how do you respond? With public outcry, or private resistance? This is just one of the dilemmas facing the characters of The Price of a Ticket, a historical drama set in Cleveland surrounding the Civil War. Slavecatchers are infiltrating the city, trying to kidnap Black individuals traveling to freedom in Canada. Local barber, John Wheeler, resists being pulled into boisterous activism by the Vigilance Committee for the Abolition of Slavery. Is he trying not to upset his white clientele, or are there deeper reasons for his silence? And how will his reticence affect his romance with a young teacher who wants him to take a stand?

New Ground Theatre Festival

CPH is thrilled to share NEW GROUND THEATRE FESTIVAL (NGTF) with you on Saturday, June 15 & Saturday, June 22 in the Outcalt Theatre!
Come out and experience new and invigorating stories brought to you by talented playwrights, artists, and arts professionals right here at CPH, in the heart of Playhouse Square!

NEWThis year, a COMMUNITY MEAL will be available in the Outcalt Theatre between readings!

  • To participate, purchase a ticket to the Reading + Dinner for $45 or purchase a NGTF Day Pass. The community dinner on June 15th will take place after the reading of THE PRICE OF A TICKET at approximately 5:30 p.m.  
  • Interested in multiple readings & dinner? See NGTF Day Pass options below.

Additional Ticket Information

CLICK HERE to purchase a NGTF Day Pass which includes both readings that day and the community dinner in between. 

June 15th NGTF Day Pass | $55

  • 3:30 p.m - A Reading of THE PRICE OF A TICKET*, written by Charles Smith, directed by Ron OJ Parson 
  • 5:30 p.m - COMMUNITY MEAL 
  • 7:30 p.m - A Reading of TO KEEP AND BEAR*, written by Uma Incrocci, directed by Michael Barakiva

June 22nd NGTF Day Pass | $55

  • 3:30 p.m - A Reading of STANDARDIZED PATIENT*, written by Phillip Christian Smith, directed by Mike Donahue 
  • 5:30 p.m - COMMUNITY MEAL
  • 7:30 p.m - A Reading of THE UNEXPECTED 3RD*, written by Kathryn Grody, directed by Timothy Near 

*All readings are recommended for ages 14 and up.