Through October 29, 2016
How refreshing that “44 Plays for 44 Presidents” is not only nonpartisan but downright playful. First produced in 2002 by Neo-Futurists, a Chicago experimental theater troupe, the work is getting a wonderful staging at Cleveland Public Theatre.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's article here.
44 PLAYS for 44 PRESIDENTS is a timely production, coming just before the contentious 2016 presidential election. Though it is much too long, and has some staging and sound problems, history buffs should still rejoice. Others may enjoy the dancing, singing, and humor presented by the all woman cast.
With the Presidential election just weeks away what could be more fun than a show about Presidents? Nobody is spared as all 44 past Presidents are lined up and examined closely (warts and all). This fast paced production will have you laughing, thinking and perhaps making decisions as to who is worthy to lead us for the next 4 to 8 years.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
It amounts to an evening of funny, poignant vignettes that make you think, kinda like a stump speech by Barack Obama. Even when the mini-bios don't work--and a handful are as hard to decipher as Donald Trump's true net worth--they are buoyed by strong, witty performances.
To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.