MILK MILK LEMONADE
August 17-September 8
216-687-0074 or www.convergence-continuum.org
Like the children’s rhyme referenced in the play’s title, whose lilting melody gives way to a sophomoric laundry list of base bodily functions, Joshua Conkel’s MILK MILK LEMONADE is told with a children's storybook aesthetic while exploring much darker themes. By accentuating all that is funny, and there is plenty that is funny, director Cory Molner provides a very entertaining evening that loses touch with what is meant to be thought-provoking.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's News-Herald article here.
MILK MILK LEMONADE, is a thought provoking, laugh filled play that leans a little too much on comedy, and not enough on the depth of the tale. Though not for everyone, it is tailor-made for the typical off-the-wall con-con audience member.
While it has aspirations of exploring how many of us are not what we seem, it falls flat due to a significant lack of performance and directorial imagination.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
The show has eighty minutes of absurdity, from a fifth grader dancing "Anything Goes" with a chicken, to a parasitic twin living in the thigh of a neighborhood thug. The script is heavy on laughs and light on emotions, with too many loose ends to boot. Cast and director are first-rate.
Click here to read the complete review at WestLife