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