Parking in downtown Cleveland is a hassle no matter the time of day, especially when finding spots around the Cleveland Play House just before showtime.
The Cleveland Play House’s mission of inspiring, stimulating, and entertaining diverse audiences across Northeast Ohio means understanding the individualized needs of patrons, and Audience Engagement and Accessibility Manager Brittany Kent wanted to solve that problem this season.
“CPH recognizes that transportation creates an obstacle for our guests to see shows; whether that be the cost of parking or the lack thereof,” Kent said.
Cleveland Play House Partnering With Foundation Transportation
Researching transportation services in the community brought up Foundation Transportation, and Kent inquired about a partnership for ride discounts and donations.
Known for stellar ridership experiences, Foundation Transportation enthusiastically worked with CPH on terms of service involving free transportation in the Mercedes Benz Sprinter and Cadillac Escalade to pick up and drop off guests before and after matinees one weekend mid-November.
Kent said the guest turnout of five individuals did not meet the initial goals of the accessibility service day; however, Foundation Transportation Executive Director Karl Singleton and driver Harold Washington remained hospitable and flexible with the unexpected changes.
“Our guests were beyond pleased with their experience with Foundation,” she said. “The nostalgia of old school R&B played as all the guests returned to the van after the production of ‘WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS’ by Brian Quijada featuring Satya Chávez. “It was a ‘good ol’ time.’”
Partnering Again For the “Light It Up” Production
Foundation will be partnering with Cleveland Play House again for their production of “Light It Up!” by Jason Michael Webb for a 7:30 p.m. holiday express ride to the Cleveland Play House on December 18.
Guests can RSVP at clevelandplayhouse.com.
“We are so excited to be partnering with Karl and his team again. This is a partnership that we hope remains far into the future,” Kent said.