The King of Cage Street

Playwrights Local

Cleveland, OH
Professional Theatre

By: Michael Oatman

December 9 - December 12, 2021

Show Description:

The King of Cage Street is, in a sense, a love story: a character study of three broken people against a backdrop of urban decay. These three dispirited souls — D-Bear, a reformed thug; Skully, an alcoholic handyman; and Dime, a transgender sex worker — have created a space for themselves and their makeshift family. They have survived in the worst part of the worst ghetto in Ohio, thriving in what D-Bear calls “the end of the world.” This is where we find the trio when D-Bear receives news that a vicious enemy from his past has been released and is returning soon. As this showdown plays out, the fragile bonds that hold the trio together are strained to the point of rupture.

Staff and Cast

Director: Michael Oatman

Darryl Tatum………D-Bear
Devon Xavier Miller………Dime
Royce “The Voice” Ruffin………Skully
James A. Washington, Sr.………Rossdale
Prophet Seay………Rio


7:30pm Thursday
7:30pm Friday
7:30pm Saturday
2:30pm Sunday



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Coronavirus Precautions

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Creative Space at Waterloo Arts
397 East 156th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44110