Through February 24, 2019
CPH’s swashbuckling ‘Sherwood’ parodies as it parries.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here or go to www.clevelandjewishnews.com/columnists/bob_abelman/
“Sherwood” is for those who love to laugh at the ridiculous and see a well-written farce performed at the highest level. The staging, the acting, the technical aspects are superb. Go…laugh…escape from the ridiculousness of what’s going on in this country and the world, and have a good time!!!
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
Sometimes theater simply needs to supply us with a break from the seriousness of life. Sherwood certainly fills the bill for that. Just like the classic swashbuckling movies of the 30s this show is a great escape from the humdrum. Come share a laugh or two.
Ken Ludwig’s Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, now at the Cleveland Play House’s Allen Theatre, sets a snappy pace. As seen in previous CPH Ludwig comedies (such as Baskerville, A Comedy of Tenors and The Game’s Afoot), farce rules in this capsule sketch of the triumph of Robin Hood and his Merry Band. It’s directed by Adam Immerwahr. While nothing is safe from Ludwig’s gentle mockery, it’s all in good fun. Arrows fly (see if you can figure out how they do that without killing each other), towers are scaled, bad guys are trounced, and new love comes for Robin (yes, it’s Maid Marion, but it was a surprise for Ludwig’s Robin).
To see a full review of this show, read Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.