March 14-April 5, 2014
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“Lobster Alice” is an amuse-bouche – a small taste of something delicious (the historical collaboration between painter Salvador Dali and the Walt Disney Studios in 1946) and complex (the disturbing, dreamlike quality of surrealism) that will not be made available in larger supply.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's article in the Cleveland Jewish News here.
“Lobster Alice” is not a great play, but con-con gives it a surrealist production which should delight the theatre’s niche audience. If you want an evening of the unexpected and irrational, this could be your thing.
Tired of winter? Can’t wait until you can put the three layers of clothing away? Convergence-Contiuum’s “Lobster Alice” is just the ticket to brush the late winter blues aways. Let Salvador Dali take you to a different and happier place (think bizarre) where you can forget about living in Cleveland for one evening. Afterwards, find a nice bar in the Tremont or Ohio City area to discuss the play over a bottle of good wine and as Dali would suggest, “…put a little seduction into your life.”To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
You may remember Walt Disney as the avuncular fellow who brought you The Mickey Mouse Club and Lady and the Tramp, or as the morally wizened guy who helped the House Un-American Activities Committee do its evil work in the early 1950s. But either way, you will probably have a hard time imagining Uncle Walt being involved with the wacky and inspired creations of surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Yet they did join forces, back in the 1940s, and that odd but real partnership is the subject of the thoroughly entertaining and endearingly bizarre Lobster Alice by Kira Obolensky, now at convergence-continuum.To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
So much of what Con-Con presents is surreal, that this piece comes off as a mild, modern entry into theater of the absurd, set in the 1940's. The talented cast work hard but the presence of the eccentric Walt Disney is never more than background, while Salvador Dali is more outrageous than cutting edge.
Click here to read the complete review at WestLife