PLATH & ORION
Sept 21st – Oct 27th
Friday and Saturday at 8pm.
Two Sunday Matinees at 3 pm on October 7th and 14th
Kennedy’s Down Under
Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.
Call 216-241-6000 or purchase online.
Cesear’s Forum will present PLATH & ORION, Two One-Act Plays
In two one-act plays, the chance meeting and “catch-up” conversation between two women, furthers and reveals a bond of friendship based on past experiences and higher education. The work, as presented by Cesear’s Forum, is entitled PLATH & ORION and comprises Lanford Wilson’s THE GREAT NEBULA IN ORION and Greg Cesear’s PLATH, SEXTON AND THE ART OF CONFESSION. In both, the women address their thoughts and comments directly to the audience, as well as to each other. Poignant, cutting, funny and poetic, their telling conversations reveal individual boundaries of hope and reality.
Lanford Wilson was a Pulitzer Prize winning, American playwright and a pioneer of the Off-Off-Broadway movement. His plays were often ensemble pieces ruled not so much by plot as by the behaviors of rich characters both funny and heartfelt. His early career gave way to wider stages, Off-Broadway, Broadway and as a staple of regional theaters throughout the United States. Mr. Wilson was a founder of the Circle Repertory Company, a highly regarded collective of actors, directors, playwrights and others known for its collaborative approach.
Cesear’s Forum is dedicated to presenting unconventional, new or lesser known plays that explore theory and technique to reveal aspects of the social, political, economic and ideological properties of daily life. The company produces intermittently, on a project by project basis (unusual in Cleveland), currently, one play per year, rather than a traditional seasonal approach.
Often termed “niche” theatre, coined to describe a specialized market or its intimate environment, Cesear’s Forum, “Cleveland’s most invisible theatre company,” continues to evolve a distinctive body of work that is creative, diverse and has integrity. The benefits include critical thinking, empathy, historical relevance and an immediacy that live theatre can impact. Creative risk keeps the company relevant for participants and artistic accomplishment is a reward that fosters longevity.