December 1, 2, 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m. and December 4, 2 p.m.

Spring Awakening

Music by Duncan Sheik
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Directed by Associate Professor of Theater Chris Flaharty

With remarkable poignancy and passion, Spring Awakening explores the difficult, universal journey from adolescence to adulthood. Read more

February 2, 3, 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m. and February 5, 2 p.m.


By Peter Sagal
Book and Lyrics by Steven Safer
Directed by Professor of Theater Paul Moser

Lawyer Abigail Gersten is brilliant, Jewish, and a First Amendment absolutist. Professor Bernard Cooper is courtly, polite, and dedicated to convincing the world that the Holocaust was a Jewish hoax. When the government prosecutes him, he turns to Abby for help. Read more

April 13, 14, 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m. and April 16, 2 p.m.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf

By Ntozake Shange
Directed by Professor of Theater and Africana Studies
Caroline Jackson Smith

This groundbreaking “choreopoem” is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by black women. Read more

Piano 2016 | Violin 2017
For young musicians ages 13 to 18
$20,000 first prize

Presented each July by Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cooper Competition showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. Five days of performances on campus give way to the thrilling Concerto Finals at Severance Hall, where three finalists compete for the grand prize in concert with The Cleveland Orchestra.

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