Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo @ Ensemble Theatre

Through May 17, 2015
2843 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-321-2930 

Bob Abelman

Ensemble Theatre’s ‘Bengal Tiger’ prowls rather than pounces.

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

Roy Berko

Ensemble should be commended for attempting such a monumental work as Rajiv Joseph’s BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO.  The play is not for everyone.  It is filled with depressing thoughts, which hit probably too close to home for many Americans, who, almost non-stop from the 1960s, have been participants in conflict after conflict, and misguided war after misguided war.  

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

Christine Howey
So, exactly how does one whack off with a prosthetic hand? This is certainly not one of the more profound questions raised by this complex and compelling play by Cleveland Heights High grad Rajiv Joseph. But it does represent the absurd situations that abound, amidst all the blood and tragedy, in this theatrical expedition into humanity’s dark heart.

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