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May 2 - 3, 2024  |  KeyBank State Theatre Air Play School Matinee Performances

Event Times

  • Thu  |  May 02, 2024 10:00 AM REGISTER
  • Thu  |  May 02, 2024 12:00 PM REGISTER
  • Fri  |  May 03, 2024 10:00 AM REGISTER
  • Fri  |  May 03, 2024 12:00 PM REGISTER
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Event Description

With flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, kites that float over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen, Air Play is a comic adventure on an epic scale. Be prepared to gasp in wonder, laugh until it hurts and be touched by friendship and affection between two siblings on a surreal, life-changing journey.

Created and performed by globe-trotting silent comedians Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, Air Play’s spectacular worlds were created by teaming up with air sculptor and inventor Daniel Wurtzel to make new air sculptures for the stage. Besides physically playing with air, the show spins the radio dial creating an auditory “air play,” including Balkan gypsy music, Nordic boys’ choirs, symphony orchestras, Italian avant-garde, Appalachian ballads and more.

Recommended for grades: K and up
Running time: 60 minutes
This performance is non-verbal.

Included with registration:

  • Teacher Resource Guide
  •  “The Art of Clowning” video
  •  Pre-recorded Q&A video with the cast
  •  Additional content videos

To request a field trip, please complete the online 2023-2023 School Field Trip Order Form by clicking the “Register” button on this page. Registrations and order by phone are not accepted, but we are happy to answer your questions. For assistance in choosing the best shows for your class, please contact the Education Hotline at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org.


Groups of 10 or more, $7 per ticket with one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased

Groups of 9 or fewer, $12 per ticket

Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: Thanks to a generous donation from the KeyBank Foundation, a limited number of free and reduced-cost tickets are available for CMSD schools and approved partnered schools (see eligibility list here). Contact us at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org for availability and ordering procedures.

Student Matinee Performances are presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.