The Breakfast at the Bookstore

Karamu House

Cleveland, OH (East Side)
Professional Theatre

By: Lisa Langford

January 26 - February 18, 2024

Show Description:

It’s 1973, five years after the 1968 Glenville Uprising, started by a shootout between police and Black nationalists. Dot wants to be an activist and support the Black liberation movement by opening a revolutionary bookstore. Sharpe, Dot’s common-law husband and a former Black nationalist, wants anything but. And Spacemen. Yep.

Staff and Cast

Director: Nina Domingue



7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
3pm Sundays


$25 - $45

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Health and Safety Guidelines

GENERAL MASK POLICY:  While mask wearing is encouraged, Karamu audience members may choose whether or not to wear a mask.  Please keep in mind, certain productions may require masking and other vaccine/ testing protocols.  Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear a mask. We also ask that all audience members be respectful of another patron's choices. Guests exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who have tested positive within the last 14 days must stay home.

Content Advisories

The Breakfast at the Bookstore contains adult language, sexual suggestiveness, and descriptions of violence.


Karamu House
2355 East 89th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106