The Absolutely Amazing and True Adventures of Ms. Joan Evelyn Southgate

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland, OH (Gordon Square)
Professional Theatre

By: Nina Domingue

April 21 - May 14, 2022

Show Description:

In 2002, Joan Evelyn Southgate, a retired social worker and Cleveland-area activist, stepped off from the small town of Ripley, Ohio, with a simple goal: highlight the courage and resourcefulness of freedom seekers and conductor families who risked everything on the Underground Railroad. Nina Domingue chronicles Joan’s life through the 519-mile walk across Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Canada. World Premiere.

Staff and Cast

Director: Nathan Henry

Nina Domingue


7:30pm Mondays
7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
3pm Sunday (
4/24 only)


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

(216) 631-2727

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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

The Absolutely Amazing and True Adventures of Ms. Joan Evelyn Southgate includes some words people may find offensive, sexual content or innuendo, and discussion of racism and violence against children.


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