Through April 9, 2017
In order to bring attention to local productions of merit at theaters that are not on the Cleveland Critics Circle’s approved list, members of the Circle who attend a community or educational theater production that is perceived as of high quality will have the option of listing that production on the CCC blogsite. This review falls into that category.
While clearly a romanticized look at traditional Irish rural life, Outside Mullingar has enough truth to balance it out. With an outstanding cast who blend well you quickly find yourself falling in love with the characters and their stories. With most Clague Playhouse productions selling out you would be wise to get your tickets quickly in order to enjoy this well produced gem of a play.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
Shanley, whose play Doubt won the Pulitzer and Tony in 2005, and an Oscar for Moonstruck, knows his way around dialogue. And he has constructed a play bristling with witty one-liners and intriguing family dynamics. The cast under the wise direction of Anne McEvoy hits all the notes, although there are a couple wrinkles.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene