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CSU Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Tale of a West Texas Marsupial Girl

Family-Friendly Show Runs April 17-26

Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Lisa D’Amour’s Plays for Young Audiences production of Tale of a West Texas Marsupial Girl, April 17-26 in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre at Playhouse Square.

Tale of a West Texas Marsupial Girl, directed by CSU Associate Professor Holly Holsinger, with music and story consultation by Sxip Shirey, explores the themes of acceptance and “fitting in.” Marsupial Girl is approximately 95-percent girl and about 5-percent marsupial. In other words, she has a pouch. It might seem that a built-in pocket would come in handy, but it doesn’t always work that way.

The cast features Cheyenne Bizon as the Marsupial Girl, as well as Sarah Blubaugh, Gabe Chuna, Shawn Davis, Nadia Valencia Davis, Lainne Davis, Maurisha Dean, Malik Jones, Charlie Jones, Kevin Kaiser, Hannah Krainz, Giorgiana Lascu, Vince Lazar, Chloe Mlinarcik, Jamie Satterfield, Shannon Sharkey, Lizzie Stewart and Joe Virgo. Chuna and Krainz are senior Theatre majors graduating this spring.

The show is recommended for ages 5 and up. Show times are 7 p.m. for evening performances and 2 p.m. for matinees. A special one-night-only “Dinner and a Show” package, in conjunction with Elements Bistro, is available for April 17 via pre-sale (no walk-ups). Tickets can be purchased at the State Theatre Ticket Office at 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, by calling 216.241.6000 or at