Cleveland Play House to Stage Ken Ludwig Premiere; Sarah Ruhl, John Logan Also on Season Plate

News   Cleveland Play House to Stage Ken Ludwig Premiere; Sarah Ruhl, John Logan Also on Season Plate
The world premiere of Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot (Or Holmes for the Holidays) will be presented as part of the Cleveland Play House's 2011-2012 season. Also announced is Ten Chimneys, Jeffrey Hatcher's new play exploring the relationship of theatrical couple Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

The season will launch with David Edgar's translation of Bertolt Brecht's play Galileo, based on the life of the historic astronomer, running Sept. 16-Oct. 9 under the direction of Michael Donald Edwards.

The musical Daddy Long Legs, based on the Jean Webster novel, will run Oct. 21-Nov. 13. It has music and lyrics by Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), with book and direction by John Caird (Les Miserables). The love story follows a young orphan and her mysterious benefactor.

Lend Me a Tenor playwright Ludwig's world-premiere thriller The Game's Afoot (Or Holmes for the Holidays) will run Nov. 25-Dec. 18 under the direction of Aaron Posner. According to the Play House, "Acclaimed actor of the 1930s, William Gillette, invites his Sherlock Holmes co-stars to his eccentric Connecticut mansion for a Christmas Eve celebration. When one of the guests is murdered, Gillette employs the persona of the master detective he’s made famous on the stage."

Michael Bloom will stage Ten Chimneys, which will be presented Jan. 13-Feb. 5, 2012. Set at the theatrical couple's Wisconsin homestead Ten Chimneys, the play centers on the rehearsals for a production of The Seagull and incorporates Uta Hagen and Sydney Greenstreet as characters.

Lou Bellamy will direct August Wilson's final Broadway play Radio Golf, which will run Feb. 10-March 4, 2012. The drama focuses on an idealistic entrepreneur with aims to become Pittsburgh's first black mayor. John Logan's Tony Award-winning play Red, about impressionistic painter Mark Rothko and his protégé, will be presented March 16-April 8, 2012, under the direction of Anders Cato.

In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Sarah Ruhl's Tony-nominated tale of men, women and love at the dawn of the electric age, will close the season April 13-May 6, 2012. Laura Kepley will direct.

Subscription tickets are available by phoning (216) 795-7000 or by visiting ClevelandPlayhouse. Single tickets go on sale in August.

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