Candlelight Hypothesis


Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland, OH (Gordon Square)
Professional Theatre

Created by: Raymond Bobgan
Developed with Cleveland CORE Ensemble

May 11 - May 21, 2022

Show Description:

Unlike anything you’ve ever seen, this immersive performance empowers “the guests” (audience members) to curate their own experience. Inside the part museum, part haunted house, part workshop, guests witness scenes, monologues, dance, and music in this bold, multilayered performance. This sensory-rich “exhibition” weaves together threads of a mythical world where origami may come to life, moths can journey to a star, and the candle flame may be a doorway to a magical realm.

Guests are welcomed into the space in small groups at regular intervals from 7:00 and 8:30pm (3:00 and 4:30pm on Sunday). The cycle of performance unfolds multiple times each night. Guests may exit after one cycle or stay through until the very end.

Staff and Cast

Director: Raymond Bobgan

Raymond Bobgan, Daniel McKinnon, Julia Miller, Martinique Mims, Anna Popa, Corin B. Self, Anastasía Urozhaeva, Eric Wloszek, Hosea Billingsley, Alexa Fatheringham, Jordan Ficyk, Joseph Milan, Zyrece Montgomery, Brooke Myers, Kalindi Stockton, Alisha Caraballo, Denis Griesmer, Nanna Ingvarsson, Patricia A. Leebove, Colleen McCaughey, Lynna Metrisin, Amanda Nyx, Ahlem Zaaeed


7pm Mondays
7pm Wednesdays
7pm Thursdays
7pm Fridays
7pm Saturdays
3pm Sunday (
5/15 only)


EVERY TICKET is Choose-What-You-Pay, available online, over the phone, and at the Box Office.

(216) 631-2727

Order Tickets Online

Health and Safety Guidelines


As we approach a lower rate of COVID-19 transmission in Cuyahoga County per the CDC, vaccinations are strongly recommended but not required for patrons at CPT effective March 1st, 2022.


Ticket holders who have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms are asked to remain at home and contact the box office to discuss flexible options for their tickets.


Masks are required for patrons and volunteers who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 in all areas of CPT.

Masks are optional for patrons, staff, and volunteers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and can provide proof of vaccination at the theatre. If you cannot provide proof of COVID vaccination, you will be required to wear a mask during your visit.

“Fully vaccinated” means that 14 days have passed since either the second shot of a CDC or WHO-approved two-shot vaccine or since the administration of a CDC or WHO-approved one-shot vaccine.


CPT has added ionization to our HVAC system, which is known to reduce risk from COVID-19.


All productions will be ticketed up to full capacity.


Please consider digital ticket delivery for a touch-free experience.


We are following enhanced cleaning and strict disinfection protocols.


We have hand sanitizer available and encourage guests to wash their hands frequently.

Content Advisories

This production will include frank discussions of neurodivergence.


Gordon Square Theatre
Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102