Through December 20, 2015
"Bob" offers the perfect juxtaposition of epic storytelling and anemic story, of vibrant verbiage used to describe a pallid person and his meaningless journey. And this very clever comedy has found a home at con-con.To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN article here.
BOB: A PLAY IN FIVE ACTS, gets a con-con production, under the creative interpretation of director Geoffrey Hoffman, and the acting skills of the cast, that well exceeds the script’s development, purpose, and excessive length.
If your humor runs the course between outrageous and farcical, this is the perfect show for you. Close attention is needed as the puns and quips fly by in rapid fire sequences. Open minded people only need to apply. It is minimalist theater done to perfection as Bob takes you on a trip you will not forget.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
It's a complicated production that is choreographed well by Hoffman, with lots of odd props (an umbilical cord, for one) and quick costume changes. And some projected photos help anchor a few scenes. But perhaps more time should have been spent on shaping a raft of vivid supporting characters that could have made Bob's life more entertaining and sustainable, theatrically speaking.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene