Huntington Playhouse faces final season

The Huntington Playhouse in the Huntington Reservation, established in 1958, is scheduled to close at the end of 2015.

The Cleveland Metroparks has announced they are terminating the affiliate agreement with Huntington Playhouse effective Dec. 31, 2015. While we are extremely disappointed by this decision, we plan to conclude our 2015 season as scheduled and celebrate the past 57 seasons of performing plays and musicals.

Many have asked what can be done. The best thing is for the community to attend a performance to make a case to those looking at future options that there is a need and market for a theatre in this area. It is our hope that the community will continue to support our performers, technicians, musicians and volunteers by attending any of the remaining performances at the theatre.

Our next production at Huntington Playhouse will be a murder mystery comedy called "Death By Design." It opens on Sept. 17 and will run through Oct. 11 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and one Sunday matinee on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m.

This funny mystery opens with a playwright and his actress wife fleeing London to their country home after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer – each harboring a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it is left to Bridget, the feisty maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime.

Just in time for Halloween, "The Addams Family Musical” will open Oct. 22 and run through Nov. 15. Wednesday Addams is all grown up and is in love with a “normal boy from Ohio.” Will he fit in with the Addams Family and their “unusual” way of life? Mayhem, music and fun are guaranteed! Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch and more of the family are all there for a fantastic evening of theatre.

A holiday show will be announced in the very near future.

Box office hours are Wednesdays through Fridays, 1-4 p.m., and opens two hours prior to each performance. Reservations are suggested and may be made by calling 440-871-8333.

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Volume 7, Issue 18, Posted 9:00 AM, 09.15.2015