Dive into a festive theatrical treat with the Western Reserve Playhouse's two-night special on November 17 & 18, 2023. For just $5.00, witness the revival of our beloved stage reading series, featuring two captivating comedies. Begin with Thorton Wilder's timeless portrayal of the Bayard family's generations in "The Long Christmas Dinner," directed by Neil Thackaberry. After a brief interlude, immerse yourself in the contemporary humor of Larissa FastHorse’s "The Thanksgiving Play," a fresh satire from...

The Gala November 11, 2023 7:30PM For the first time ever, The Western Reserve Playhouse will host a grand Gala event. Food, drinks, raffle baskets and a special 90 minute show featuring powerhouse songs sung by our Executive Artistic Director, Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoki and guests. This one night event will help fund our next season. We can't wait to see you all dressed up to the nines and be ready to celebrate WRP! This fundraiser is going to be a classic...

The “tale” of The Winter’s Tale unfolds in scenes set sixteen years apart. In the first part of the play, Leontes, king of Sicilia, plays host to his friend Polixenes, king of Bohemia. Suddenly, Leontes becomes unreasonably jealous of Polixenes and Leontes’s pregnant wife, Hermione. Leontes calls for Polixenes to be killed, but he escapes. Hermione, under arrest, gives birth to a daughter; Leontes orders the baby to be taken overseas and abandoned. The death of...

Fat Pig is a part of our Emerging Director Series and is directed by Dayshawnda Ash. This is a new series where we will do one staged reading that pushes the boundaries and we turn over our stage to a new voice and help them tell a story the way they want to say it and together we can grow as an inclusive space and learn and teach at the same time.  They will pick...

Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. There was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, and the play is a fictionalisation following the broad outlines of his life. The entire play is written in verse, in rhyming couplets of twelve syllables per line. The plot sees Hercule Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, a cadet (nobleman serving as a soldier) in the French Army, as a brash, strong-willed man of many talents. In...

This dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic work faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story...

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. The Grill is for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy convinces Hannah to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the Grill...

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir....

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc...