Monday, May 20, 2013

Actors' Summit
May 6-June 2. 2013
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Roy Berko

MANNING UP, like the more entertaining comic sitcoms (think EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND or SUBURGATORY), delights while making a few thought provoking points about the plight of the modern male.  If you are looking for a fun evening of escapism, this is it!
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Fran Heller

Much has been written about expectant moms, much less about expectant dads.
Sean Christopher Lewis levels the playing field with "Manning Up," a slight comedy about a pair of husbands about to assume the mantle of fatherhood.
Part sitcom, part self-help therapy session, the intimate two-hander upends traditional notions of manhood, gender roles and male bonding.

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

Kerry Clawson

Manning Up is a life-affirming, often poignant exploration of men’s insecurities as they face the uncontrollable uncertainties of first-time fatherhood.
The comedy, playing as part of a “Rolling World Premiere” at Actors’ Summit, is a two-man love fest that stars Keith Stevens and Peter Voinovich, both sons-in-law of theater co-artistic directors Neil Thackaberry and MaryJo Alexander.

To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review at