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New Ground Theatre Festival  |  Outcalt Theatre A Reading of: TO KEEP AND BEAR Cleveland Play House

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  • Sat  |  Jun 15, 2024 7:30 PM
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Event Description

An idealistic young congresswoman who recently lost re-election meets her nemesis – a tech billionaire, who blindsides her with a bizarre proposal. The billionaire wants her help to create a town in America that has no guns. Her journey is both a personal story of how loss provokes a search for meaning, and a political examination of the very complicated reality of guns in our country, complete with larger-than-life personalities, complicated relationships, and a bunch of singing children.

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 prior to the reading of TO KEEP AND BEAR 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.