Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Bob Abelman

“Standing on Ceremony” will not win converts.  It is, in fact, preaching loud and clear to a choir of gays, lesbians, and sympathetic straights.  But this comfortably casual portrayal of tradition and traditional values with a twist creates a reaffirming sense of normalcy where once there was none.  This play’s power lies in the air of social acceptance it breathes and in its delightful presentation at the CPT.  

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's News-Herald article here.

Roy Berko

STANDING ON CEREMONY;  THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS is a must see production for anyone who has empathy toward the same sex marriage movement.  It should be required seeing for conservatives who don’t understand why there is a need for a “gay agenda.”

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

Fran Heller

"Standing on Ceremony" explores how far society has come in terms of same sex unions and how far it needs to go.  While the play serves as a platform for the gay agenda, it remains an evening of very entertaining theatre.

To see a full review of this show, read Fran Heller's review at the Cleveland Jewish News

Christine Howey

Concise, sometimes hilarious, and often touching, the pieces find pro-gay marriage truths that need telling. And even if a couple of the vignettes are just skits, and some of the acting a bit forced, the absurdity of denying gay marriage and "reducing the amount of love in the world" comes storming through.

To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at  Cleveland Scene


Regardless of what side of this issue you sit on, STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS is wildly entertaining and sure to leave a lasting impression.
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Andrea Simakis

"Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays" makes no apologies for being what it is -- a piece of agitprop theater gift-wrapped as a collection of one-acts by some of America's hottest playwrights. Sure, it's good for you like dried kale, but Cleveland Public Theatre's first major work of the season tastes great, too. It's screamingly funny, moving and shot through with a ripped-from-the-headlines urgency. Best of all, it's about something.

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