The Outstretched Hand

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland, OH (Gordon Square)
Professional Theatre

Jointly created by Raymond Bobgan and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi

November 15 - November 19, 2023

Show Description:

Mira wants to move out of her parent’s home without losing her connection. Third Generation American Sami seeks travels overseas to connect with his roots. Hassan is breaking under the pressure of work, community commitments and his family needs here and overseas. These three young adults push against and pull towards their heritage, communities, and families, as they work towards becoming their full selves. The Outstretched Hand يد الوصال is about connections to our families, our heritage and ourselves. World Premiere.

Staff and Cast

Director: Raymond Bobgan

Nadeen Abusada
Issam Boudiab
Jamal Julia Boudiab
Rita ElJamous
Beshoy Hanna
Shakeeb Julien
Danny Lahoud
Rana Lahoud
Ahlem Zaaeed


7:30pm Wednesday
7:30pm Thursday
7:30pm Friday
7:30pm Saturday
3pm Sunday


All tickets are "Choose What You Pay" (or market rate is $40)

(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.


Effective November 22, 2022, masks are optional, but recommended for patrons, staff, and volunteers in all public areas of CPT.

We realize that all people are unique and have different levels of comfort while attending live performances; thus, we are offering patrons the option of attending one of our Covid-Conscious performances on Thursdays for Test Flight and Danceworks; and Sundays for mainstage performances. The events/shows where these performances are offered will be indicated on each event’s page. Patrons will be required to wear masks for the duration of these events. Per the CDC, the masks that offer the best protection against Covid-19 are N95, K95 or surgical. Masks will be available upon request at the box office.


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

There are no content advisories listed for this production.


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