Through October 28, 2017
There’s a sitcom on stage at Cleveland Public Theatre.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here.
By no means can the word subtle be used in describing this production. The cast comes at you hammer and tong in a comedic assault of your senses. Some may find it a bit too much as this over-extended sitcom leaves nothing sacred and barely takes a breath from start to finish. Not what one would call a quiet night at the theater with which some audience members will appreciate.
Suffice to say that CPT deserves our thanks for encouraging and staging new work. And that The Family Claxon should be taken out behind the barn and quietly interred. Cause of death: Terminal creative exhaustion.
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
The madcap proceedings swirl around an aged paterfamilias. But in this amusing, pointed romp, Grandad Claxon is little more than a tuft of hair in a high-tech wheelchair, a rolling life-support system that bleeps and hisses and leaks.