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Cleveland State University Theatre and Dance announces 2021-2022 event schedules

Angela Kervorkian-Wattle
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CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance has announced the complete schedules of 2021-2022 live performances as they celebrate their return to the Allen Theatre Complex.

This season returns after several shows in the 2020-2021 season had to go virtual with limited live showings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tenth season opens with Noel Coward’s play titled Blithe Spirit, running through October 21 until October 31, 2021, at the Outcalt Theatre stage. Blithe Spirit is a classic comedy story about a cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, who is haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira Condomine. His current wife, Ruth Condomine, accidentally joins forces with Elvira in the afterlife to haunt their hapless husband into perpetuity. The show is directed and adapted by Russ Borski, CSU associate professor of theatre.

The musical show titled She Loves Me, directed by Eugene Sumlin, will be held in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre from February 24 through March 6, 2022. She Loves Me based on the 1940 film The Shop Around the Corner and 1989 You’ve Got Mail, tells a story about true love and friendship.

The 2022 CSU Spring Dance Concert will be held at the Allen Theatre main stage from March 25 and 26, 2022 at 7:30 PM. The concert will feature guest artists Antonio Brown and Teena Marie Custer: GroundWorks DanceTheater, CSU's professional dance company in residence; and CSU dance faculty, with performances by the CSU Dance Company, Dance Group, and special guests.

The last performance at the Allen Theatre Complex is The Gentle Villainy of Richard III, Troubler of the Poor World’s Peace, running April 21 through May 1 in the Outcalt Theatre. Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Richard III, the story tells about bedtime tale told by Queen Margaret about the power-hungry Richard III, shortly after the death of her husband and son. The Gentle Villainy of Richard III is directed and adapted by CSU Theatre assistant professor of practice Toby Vera Bercovici.

Tickets for the show are $5 to $15 and are available to order online through the Playhouse Square Ticket Office.

For more information about the shows and the complete list of the schedules, visit the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance website at

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