This is the place to be in the know about Special Events @Ensemble.
Below you will find a current schedule.
What Happens to a Dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over—like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode? (Langston Hughes, Harlem)
Friday January 25th, 2019
We continue with our Opening Night Happy Hours/Open Studio Nights with Artful Cleveland! Happy Hour/Open Studios 6-8.
A Raisin in the Sun curtain @8pm
Opening Night reception w/ chocolate covered strawberries made by Ensemble’s own Executive Artistic Director
Saturday January 26th, 2019
Special benefit ticket price for this evening performance of A Raisin in the Sun. Purchase the
HPAC Fundraiser ticket @ 40$ and 50% of your ticket with go to help fund our third annual summer camp provided FREE of charge to CHUH rising 5th and 6th graders! This year we are adding a film camp as well!
Cocktail Hour @ 6:45 | Curtain for A Raisin in the Sun @ 8pm. Join us!
Click the above logo and video to learn more about Heights Performing Arts Camp!
Sunday, January 27th
Post Show Talk Back
with the Director of A Raisin in the Sun, Celeste Cosentino (Ensemble’s Executive Artistic Director) and the amazing cast of local actors that make up the Ensemble for this master piece of theatre!
Fron left: Angela Winborn*, Eugene Sumlin, Nicole Sumlin*, Easton Sumlin, Zyrece Montgomery, Leilani Barrett, Nnamdi Okpala, Chris Bizub, & Celeste Cosentino
*(Members of Actors’ Equity Association)
Saturday February 16, 2019.
Teen Open Mic @ Ensemble Theatre in Collaboration with Lake Erie Ink! 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speak your mind at this open mic for teens in grades 6-12. Bring poems, stories, or songs to share, or write one while you’re here. Doors open at 5:45pm; reading begins at 6pm. All are invited to listen, and no registration is required. A pizza break will be held from 7:30-8pm before the performance of A Raisin in the Sun by Ensemble Theatre. You may stay for the play, if you wish! Come to perform, write, watch, or eat! Food provided.
Saturday February 16th, 2019
Post Show Talkback with Cheryl Stephens, Cuyahoga County Councilwoman, District 10.
Cheryl Stephens is a Cuyahoga County Council Member for District 10. The District encompasses Bratenahl, Cleveland wards 8 and 10, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland and University Heights. She began her career in public administration in the State of Ohio’s Department of Development. That job was followed by positions with the City of Cleveland’s Department of Economic Development, the City of Cleveland Heights Department of Planning and Development, the Cuyahoga County Department of Development, the National Development Council, and Leadership Cleveland. I have also served on the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision and worked for the Cuyahoga Land Bank as the Director of Acquisition, Disposition and Development. Since 2009, she served as a member of Cleveland Heights City Council. During which she served as Mayor from 2016-2017. She has lived in Cleveland Heights nearly 30 years and loves Northeast Ohio!
Friday February 28th, 2019
A Celebration of the works of Langston Hughes, whose poem “Harlem” inspired the title for Lorainne Hansberry’s play
“A Raisin in the Sun”.
You are invited to a free event in the meeting room of the Coventry Library!
1925 Coventry Rd. Cleveland Hts., OH 44118
We will celebrate Black History month honoring the work of Langston Hughes and Lorainne Hansberry!
6-7:30 with snacks refreshments to follow.
Poets receive a $25 stipend for the following:
Performing an original work and one of the following Langston Hughes Poems: Harlem, Let America Be America,
I Look at the World, The Weary Blues, The Negro Mother.
Artists will have a total performance time of 5 min.
Limit of 15 performers. To register as a performer email
celeste@ensemble-theatre. org by February 27th @ 5pm.
First come first serve til we reach 15!
A complete schedule of FREE play readings in February and March by local playwrights inspired or connected to the themes in Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in The Sun”!
Tuesday March 19, 2019
By Rannigan Walsh | Directed By Chris Courtenay
Cleveland Heights Public Library @7pm.
2345 Lee Rd. Cleveland Hts. OH 44118
Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost. –Kahlil Gibran
Cast: Agnes Herrmann*, Eric Vogt, Cassey Fye,
Cat Kenney, Paul Slimak* & Jim Johnston.
*(Member of Actors’ Equity Association)
Wednesday March 27, 2019
INVISIBLE By Cindy Dettlebach
Orange Library @7pm.
31975 Chagrin Blvd. Pepper Pike, OH 44124
“Invisible” is about two seemingly mismatched people who first share a house and then a secret that upends both their lives. It’s a tale of friendship, family and life’s intrusions”.
Cast: Agnes Herrman*, Rachel Zake, Chris Courtenay,
& Ann Cohen. *(Member of Actors’ Equity Association)
Sunday April 7th,2019
ABOUT FACE By Berenice E. Kleiman.
Ensemble Theatre Playground Theatre. @2pm
2843 Washington Blvd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
A young American woman working in London is badly injured in a terrorist bombing. She loses her face and comes to a prominent Cleveland hospital for a pioneer facial transplant. The only compatible donor is a young Muslim woman killed on the Cleveland college campus in an "honor" killing.
CAST: Agnes Hermann*, Michael C. Rogers, Paul Slimak*, Peter Lawson Jones*, Christina Courtney, Lissy Gulick, Pete Ferry*, Nnamdi Okpala, & Ann Cohen.
(Members of Actors’ Equity Association)