Open Mind Firmament: An Evening of W.B. Yeats opens May 13!

Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to present Open Mind Firmament: An Evening of W. B. Yeats, developed by Raymond Bobgan, onstage in the Gordon Square Theatre from May 13 - June 5 (Paid Preview May 13, Benefit Performance May 14; Opening Night, Saturday, May 15).

Honoring the late Barton R. Friedman, Professor Emeritus at Cleveland State University, Open Mind Firmament is a celebration of William Butler Yeats. Yeats, a pillar of both Irish and British literature, wrote plays that combine dance, poetry, song, folklore and imagistic and highly emotional poetry. In staging this original adaptation, CPT Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan has integrated Yeat's letters, poetry, five one-act plays, biographical information, and the interpretive writings of Dr. Friedman.

Special Benefit Performance!

Join us on Friday, May 14th, for a special benefit performance of Open Mind Firmament. All tickets are $75 each ($50 tax-deductible) and include a preshow reception with delicious food from Claddagh Irish Pub and complimentary wine and beer, a ticket to the final preview performance, and a dessert reception with the cast and crew following the show. The pre-show reception begins at 6:00pm and curtain is 7:00pm.

Tickets for the special benefit performance can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 216-631-2727 ext.501.

Original Adaptation