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Presented by Dobama Theatre at Dobama Theatre, Cleveland Heights OH

Oct 16 2018
Nov 11 2018

An intimate and elusive ghost story from Annie Baker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of THE FLICK.

One cold November night, Elias and Jenny, a young couple struggling to stay together, stop at a bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During their visit they encounter a cheerful innkeeper, her blind friend, and an eerie world crammed with toys, figurines and one very odd American Girl doll. This mystic puzzle of a play is full of surprises, both human and supernatural.

John first debuted at the Signature Theatre in New York in 2015 in a production directed by Sam Gold. It was ranked in

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Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Sunday, October 21 is a Pay-As-You-Can Performance. In an effort to remove economic barriers and to make Dobama’s productions accessible to everyone, the first Sunday of every production is a 7:30pm Pay-As-You-Can Performance.

Tickets are $27-$35. Senior, Student & Military discounts available.

Call the Box Office at 216.932.3396. Walk up box office hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday noon-4pm during performance weeks and one hour before all performances.

Tickets are also available at 2018/19 Memberships and Young Professional Memberships are available.

Contact: 216-932-3396


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After the first Friday performance on October 19, there will be a reception with a champagne toast for all audience members, cast and production team.

After all Friday evening performances, there will be a Town Hall event where audience members have the chance to participate in a group discussion about the play.

After all Saturday evening performances, there will be an Actor Talkback event where audience members have the chance to ask the actors questions about the play.

Before all Sunday afternoon performances, there will be a pre-show talk at 2:00pm where a theatre professional will give audience members information about the play.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • JOHN

    by Annie Baker

    directed by Nathan Motta

    October 19 - November 11, 2018

    Midwest Premiere
    Drama Desk Award, best play - finalist
    Lucille Lortel Award, Best play - finalist


Dobama Theatre

2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


Free parking is available on-site at the Cleveland Heights/University Heights Library on the east and west sides of Lee Road. Street parking is free and available on Corydon and Coleridge Roads. Handicap parking is available behind the theater in designated spots.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

Dobama is a fully ADA-compliant facility with wheelchair accessibility.

Handicapped accommodations are available. If you require wheelchair accommodations, please notify the Box Office at time of

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Price Discounts

Price Options: Discount - Senior, Discount - Student, Discount - Military, Discount - Group

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