Cleveland Public Theatre
May 24-June 9
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--> AKARUI [Bright] brings to an end another theatre year for Cleveland Public Theatre. Though a challenging concept, the play and production just didn’t have the same positive effect as some other offerings by CPT.
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
In the world premiere of Akarui, now at the Cleveland Public Theatre, playwright Jen Silverman pitches her dramatic tent on several different steaming fissures: transgender issues; murder, guilt and death; and medical experimentation. The result is astounding in all respects, even with a couple performances that fail to capture the twisted grandiosity of Silverman’s vision.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
The World Premiere of “Akarui” is a must-see multi-faceted spectacle filled with music, dance, percussion and otherworldly characters. The spirit world plays a large part in this show, where audiences can watch a dead man search for his killer while at the same time learn about the Afro-Brazilian musical tradition of Candomoblé. This bold, thrilling show about transformation involves the audience at times à la Blue Man Group, while offering captivating character portrayals and gripping, pulsing moments.To see a full review of other shows, read Marjorie Preston's blog.