Cleveland Play House at 100, Sgt. Walter Kozerefski & Sayaka Shoji

1927 Having outgrown the Cedar Avenue Theatre, CPH builds a new theatre plant on land donated by Francis Drury near the site of the old Ammon House. The 86th Street Theatre (pictured) includes the 500-seat Francis E. Drury Theatre and the 160-seat Charles S. Brooks Theatre. (Courtesy CPH)
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Dee Perry digs into the history of Cleveland Play House in honor of the theater's 100th anniversary celebrations later this month.  Plus we share the story of Seargent Walter Kozerefski who helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp during World War 2 and whose memorabilia is on view now at The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.  And renowned violinist Sayaka Shoji plays in our Key Bank studio prior to her performances with City Music Cleveland this week.

Guests: 

Jeffrey Ullom, CWRU history dept. & author America's First Regional Theatre: The Cleveland Play House and its search for a Home

Dean Gladden, former CPH managing director (current managing director of Alley Theatre in Houston)

Kevin Moore, current CPH managing director

Patricia M. Kozerefski , Walter Kozerefski's daughter

Richard J. Bogomolny,  Walter Kozerefski's son-in-law

Sayaka Shoji, violinist

 

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Cleveland Play House at 100

Oct. 13, 2015
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Sgt. Walter Kozerefski

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Sayaka Shoji

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