Cuando Cierras Your Eyes

Created by the 2013 Teatro Público de Cleveland Ensemble
Directed by Raymond Bobgan

November 08, 2013 - December 14, 2013

7:00pm, James Levin Theatre

90 min


"When You Close Tus Ojos" weaves comedic scenes, ancestral stories, and haunting tales to create a story that celebrates the multiplicity of Latin American identities in the Cleveland community. Straight from seminary, Juan thinks he's ready to lead a community, but he was not expecting to have to officiate at three funerals on his first day on the job! His bumbling and naive attempts to connect to the people lead him through a bizarre, hilarious and life changing day. Created and written by CPT's Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan and the ensemble cast of amateur and professional performers "Cuando Cierras Your Eyes" is a joyful and poignant celebration of life and connection to community. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.


Date(s) - November 08, 2013 - December 14, 2013
12:00 am


Two Performances have been added!Photo: John Shibley

DEC 13TH & 14TH at 7:00 PM

CPT introduces a new program that seeks to involve amateur and professional artists from the local Latin American community in creating original theatre.

Dante Fernando Larzabal, Ernesto Luna Camargo, Letitia Lopez, In Rehearsal, Photo: Alejandro RiveraBlanca Salva, Alejandro Moreno, Abdulrahman Alsharmani, Antonio Barrios, Margie Colon, Liz Gonzalez, Lorna McLain, Rafael Rivera, Alejandro Rivera, Neiza Rivera and Pablo Santiago

Community Partners: Julia de Burgos, Artistas Latinos Unidos and Young Latino Network.

Teatro Público de Cleveland is a pilot program of Cleveland Public Theatre. In Rehearsal, Photo: Alejandro RiveraThe program was created to support the growth of a Cleveland-based Latin American theatre ensemble, whose work will reflect the artistic goals, interests and ideals of its members.

NOV 8th & NOV 9th

6pm: live music, food and a gallery exhibition by local Latin American artists
7pm: presentation of Cuando Cierras Your Eyes, performed by Teatro In Rehearsal, Photo: Alejandro RiveraPúblico de Cleveland
8pm: a dance party featuring local DJs spinning Latin hits, delicious food and a cash bar

Musical guests:
Rey’s Rice and Beans Band / DJ Taz (Nov 8)
Grupo Escensia / DJ Vic (Nov 9)In Rehearsal, Photo: Alejandro Rivera

Catered by JiBARO, Spanish & Latin food with World Spice Fusion

Visual Artists: Maria de Jesus Paz, Diego Lopez, Jose Bruno Casiano, Robertino Yanzanny, Rafael Valdivieso Troya, Hector Castellanos Lara.