Tuesday, September 17, 2019

GLENNGARRY GLEN ROSS @ THE BECK CENTER



Through October 6, 2019
(216) 521-2540

Roy Berko
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Kerry Clawson
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Howard Gollop
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Mark Horning
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Laura Kennelly
Watching the characters con, lie and trick each other in the Beck Center’s Glengarry Glen Ross reminded me of the truth embedded in Shakespeare’s catchy phrase about lust: “an expanse of spirit in a waste of shame.” David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning (1984) work portrays a toxic blend of lust (for money), vanity and a “mine is bigger than yours” business culture. It offers a perfect illustration of the myriad ways humans can betray each other. Bummer. 
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To see a full review of this show, read Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.

Andrea Simakis
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

BY THE BOG OF CATS @ ENSEMBLE THEATRE



Through September 29, 2019
 (216) 321-2930

Roy Berko


Much in the tradition of Brian Friel and James Joyce, “By the Bog of Cats” is one of those Irish angst plays that shares the customs and folkways of the Emerald Isle.  The Ensemble production is nicely conceived, with a master class in performance skills by Derdriu Ring. 

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

Mark Horning

As the audience was leaving the theater, having witnessed an Irish tragedy of epic proportions many were opening crying. This is powerful writing and acting combined with all the needed technical elements that can bring to the surface such strong emotions. This is raw theater in its most elemental form and should not be missed. Be brave and see this play.  

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.


Laura Kennelly
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Sunday, September 8, 2019

THE BOOK OF MORMON (Huntington Bank Series) @ Connor Palace


September 6-15, 2019
216-241-6000 or www.playhousesquare.org

Roy Berko


 If you haven’t seen “The Book of Mormon,” or need a new shot of irreverent satire which skewers anyone and everyone, this is an absolute go see production. If you are a language prude, religious fanatic, or aren’t in the mood for ridiculous delight, too bad, as you are going to miss one hell of a good show!  It’s everything a modern musical that is meant for pure entertainment, with a sip of philosophy, should be! 


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

Kerry Clawson
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Mark Horning
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Laura KennellyNo review yet.
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Andrea Simakis
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Saturday, September 7, 2019

STUPID FUCKING BIRD @ Dobama



  September 6-29, 2019
  216-932-3396 


Roy Berko

As a person present at the very start of Dobama, I would say that Donald Bianchi, the theatre’s founder, would approve and be delighted that “his” theatre is still fulfilling “his” dream by producing the wondrous likes of “Stupid Fucking Bird.”  Kudos to the director, technicians and actors for launching this glorious flight.

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

Mark Horning


For those in the legions of theater goers in the Cleveland area who like stark and conflictatory in your face theater this little gem is a must see “Site Specific Performance Event” that will have you attempting to wrestle with inner questions of your own. See it with someone whom you love to argue with for an interesting ride home.

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.

Laura Kennelly
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To see a full review of this show, read Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.

Andrea Simakis

After seeing the Dobama Theatre production of "Supid f---ing Bird," Aron Posner's "sort of"adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," it'll be hard to sit through the real McCoy again.  It just won't be as fun.

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