Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cleveland Public Theatre
May 10-May 25, 2013
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Bob Abelman

The ancient Greeks believed that poets are inspired by muses. They remove from the artist all human senses and replace them with divine inspiration. Playwright Mickle Maher’s muse must have stopped off at Dionysus’ place for a few drinks, for this riveting and ridiculous comedy is inspired by someone else's poetry and a delightful, drunken nonsense persists rather than no sense at all.

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

Roy Berko
If you went to college, and took a course in poetry, you’ll find yourself morphing back and wishing that your professors had had a romp in the grass, and expressed themselves with such absurd hysterical language, as the duo in THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS, which is getting a fine production at CPT.
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.


Every piece of this elegant puzzle comes together to create a moving, funny, eloquently profane, and brilliant night of local theatre.

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

Fran Heller

Profound and profane, funny and serious, intellectually challenging and erotic, "Happiness" is 90 witty and entertaining minutes of poetic and comic bliss.
Director Beth Wood's seductive production and a trio of pitch-perfect character-centric performances make for an evening of riveting theater.
"Happiness" provides ample rewards for the attentive listener. Anyone who revels in language will enjoy it.

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

Christine Howey

It is a theatrical experience not to be missed, since the splendid script is matched by absolutely riveting performances. And even if the boat gets a little rocky towards the end, director Beth Wood skillfully brings it all to a most satisfying conclusion.

To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at  Cleveland Scene

Andrea Simakis

Every aspect of this quick and quick-witted production--the best I've sen at CPT all season--helps build to an, ahem, most unanticipated climax.  Let's just say it's a 90-minutes lecture any student in her right mind would want to miss.

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