Through November 5, 2017
Great Lakes offers modern, amusing but muddled "Midsummer."
Those who are afraid of seeing Shakespeare because of the oft abstract language and confusing plot twists should fear not. This production is a total delight, with a nice mash-up of comedy and outlandish farce, mixed in with a little lover’s stardust. It’s definite must see!
Great Lakes Theater is skilled beyond measure at making Shakespeare palpable for the masses, especially when portraying a comedy. In spite of the language difference it is easily understood by all and being a farcical comedy will be beloved by all. This band of thespians goes for the laughs with great success. The slapstick play within a play “Pyramus and Thisbe” will have you laughing until you hurt.
The GLT company has never been better in weaving together this modern-dress version, even in the face of a scenic design that is both static and busy, and not all that entrancing.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
The delights of this tale — about a mash-up of fairies, nobility and commoners finding romance and royal gratification in a magical forest — are overflowing. And it seems even more so under the magical world created (once again) by scenic designer Jeff Herrmann. It’s a land where grand architecture and effusive vegetation are woven together, a mirthful mix of earthly and ethereal. There’s no better place for this Shakespeare to happen.
The Great Lakes Theater Midsummer Night’s Dream gives us Shakespeare at his hilarious (and bawdy) best. In this enchanting Hanna Theatre production directed by Joseph Hanreddy every silly, comic element melds and spins into a dream. Under Hanreddy’s guidance, anachronisms (but who cares?) and traditional elements blend seamlessly to create a fresh look and a marvelous show.
To see a full review go to Laura Kennelly's blog at artstillmatters.com
To see a full review of this show, read Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.
More than 400 years after its debut, teh Bard's comedy of mistaken identity and midsummer mayhem still brings laughter--and bite--as Great Lakes Theater's whimsical, and very funny, production proves.
To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.