Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 19-May 12, 2013
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Bob Abelman

Some plays, like “The Normal Heart,” inspire social awareness and political activism.  Others, including the musical “Anything Goes,” make you feel like dancing.  “The Iceman Cometh,” Eugene O’Neill’s classic drama currently on stage at Ensemble Theatre, makes you want a drink or two.

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's News-Herald review here.

Roy Berko

THE ICEMAN COMETH is a daunting undertaking.  It has a huge mostly male cast, all of whom have major speeches.  Keeping an audience’s attention for four act, is nearly impossible.  Ensemble should be praised for not only the general quality of this production, but for taking on staging this classic.

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Fran Heller

In a world of 90-minute plays with two and three characters at most, a four hour drama peopled with more than 20 characters may appear daunting.
"The Iceman Cometh," Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece about a bunch of besotted down-and-outers who sit around and talk is anything but that in the accessible, theatrically satisfying production at Ensemble Theatre.

To see a full review of this show, read Fran Heller's review at the Cleveland Jewish News

Christine Howey

In Shakespeare plays, the clowns and noblemen are separate characters. But in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, virtually each drunken character is foolish and wise, pitiable and exalted. And that is why this play is so wondrous to behold. Fortunately, it is being given a remarkably fine presentation at Ensemble Theatre, directed with fluidity by Ian Hinz on Ron Newell's gorgeously lived-in set, with an array of more than 15 actors who often occupy the stage together.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at  Cleveland Scene

Andrea Simakis

The Ensemble production of "Iceman," isn't just good:  It's Marvelous, a must-see experience for theater aficionados as well as those who don't know a stage manager form a dramaturge.

To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.