Tuesday, July 15, 2014


July 18-August 2, 2014
440-941-0458 or www.blankcanvastheatre.com
1305  West 78th Street, Suite 211
Cleveland, OH 

Bob Abelman

Blank Canvas Theatre – Cleveland’s primary provider of cultist comedies and wonderfully bizarre musicals – has also based its professional reputation on its productions of modern classics. Its current rendition of Dale Wasserman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” directed and designed by Patrick Ciamacco, does little to bolster that reputation. 

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

Roy Berko

“One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is one of America’s great plays.  The script gets an outstanding production at Blank Canvas. The cast is outstanding, the direction spot on, the pacing is excellent, the intimate venue lends itself to the audience being completely swept into the action.    It is a must see!

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

Mark Horning

“Cuckoo’s Nest” is what one might consider a “complete” play that touches on all of our emotions.  We experience laughter, sorrow, compassion, anger, fear and empathy as we see ourselves through the various portrayals of the characters.  While you may like or not like the ending, this is an intense night of theater that will leave you drained but in a good way.  Great cast with a great vehicle.    

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

Christine Howey

Things don’t start well in this production, as the first act is larded with so many long pauses, lingering beats and languorous low-volume line readings (other than McMurphy) that one begins to feel drugged. But the second act snaps into shape nicely under the direction of Patrick Ciamacco. 

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

Andrea Simakis

Unlike "Arcadia," Tom Stoppard's 1993 time-traveling masterpiece now playing in Tremont, Dale Wasserman's 50-year-old adaptation of the wildly popular novel by Ken Kesey feels slightly musty.

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