Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 19-May 19, 2013
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Bob Abelman

Dobama's final show of the season serves up epic domestic dysfunction as the evening’s entertainment, with terminal cancer as its punch-line and some of the most unlikable characters to ever populate a stage to deliver it.  Yet, “The Lyons” is hilarious.  Think "Seinfeld" if everyone was a Costanza.

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

Roy Berko

Nicky Silver’s absurdist play, THE LYONS, gets an excellent production at Dobama.  The balance between comedy and tragedy should get positive audience response and inspire some personal awareness.
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Fran Heller

American playwrights own the patent on family dysfunction.
Chief amongst them is Nicky Silver, whose latest serving of familial carnivores, the aptly named "The Lyons" is also his most sympathetic and humane.
The black comedy is a hilarious mix of laughter and life lessons. Don't miss.

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

Christine Howey

The backbone of at least half of all theatrical productions is the American-style dysfunctional family, a fetid trough where playwrights greedily feed to fuel both comedies and tragedies. But the dysfunctions don’t often come with the level of dark humor and wicked bite that’s displayed in The Lyons, now at Dobama Theatre. Written by Nicky Silver, this play plops us down in the hospital room of a man dying of cancer and forces us to laugh at him and his whole nuclear bomb of a family.

To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan


The Lyons is a brilliantly written, cleverly staged, and perfectly acted, hilarious night of theatre!

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

Andrea Simakis

Under the direction of Dobama Theatre's new artistic director, Nathan Motta, the production lives up to the pitiless comedy of the script.  It has to move fast for the brutal humor to work--no time for hugging, learning or wallowing--and for the most part, it does.

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