The play tells the story of State Senator Ethan St. John, a rising political star who is running for a pivotal seat in Congress. In the midst of the campaign, his best friend from high school is accused of a serious crime and St. John is faced with a daunting choice: does he abandon his friend, whom he believes may be innocent, and focus on winning the election, or risk jeopardizing the campaign by supporting his friend? The play centers around the decision he makes and its consequences. Performed September 15th-October 2nd.

Ensemble Theatre was honored to partner with The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for two of our matinees, brining audiences to our production and creating  a community discussion (via talkbacks and intermission activities) surrounding the very important issues of rape and sexual assault.  Please check their website for information on all of the important work they are doing!

ST NICHOLAS finds an aging jaded theatre critic recounting his obsession with a young actress, and how that obsession leads to a journey into a macabre world of vampires from which he almost can't escape.
Starring Dana Hart*. *(Member of AEA)
Winner of Best Actor for this role/show in 2012's
"Best of Cleveland 2012" by Scene Magazine.
Performed October 21st-October 30th. PlaygroundTheatre

Here are Milo's adventures in the Land of Wisdom where he's forced to think about many new things. He learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the banishment of Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Milo is dispatched to rescue the Princesses from the Land of Ignorance. Will his imagination be enough to save the day?  
Directed by Brittni Shambaugh Addison.  
Performed January 13th-January 22nd.  

In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail, This is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era. Funny, painful, and compassionate, This is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood when many young people first go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers—ideas and techniques far more sophisticated than their parents ever realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.
Performed February 9th-February 19th.