April 22 through May 22, 2016
Dobama’s ‘Marie Antoinette’ promises cake, provides breadcrumbs.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN article here.
MARIE ANTOINETTE tells the tale of a king and queen who are totally unsuited for their roles and the part they seemingly played in inciting the French Revolution. The author’s adaptation of the dialogue to include modern language and idioms opens the door to drawing a parallel between that period and today, for those interested in probing beyond the historical story. The production is well done and makes for good theater.
At the beginning of the show everything is light, funny and rock and roll. As the play goes on it turns very dark very fast. While well acted and truthfully reflecting the life and times of two historical figures from an unfortunate time in human history this would not be a show for the delicately minded and especially not for children.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
From the staging angle alone, Dobama’s Marie Antoinette is a blockbuster. But the playwright’s pro forma discussion of weighty issues at the end feels a little too pat and entirely out-of-synch with the rest of the script.To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
Dobama Theatre's vapid 'Marie Antoinette' is missing style, substance, along with those royal heads.
To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.