Through November 11, 2018
“‘East of Eden’ surely is the more challenging of the two narratives when it comes to dramatization,” says Frank Galati, who adapted the novel for Steppenworlf Theatre's world premiere production and which services Ensemble Theatre's current staging. “Its emotional demands are more complicated, internalized, intense.” Complicated, internalized and intense are exactly what is missing from Ensemble’s production of the play, resulting in a valiant but largely ineffective effort under Ian Wolfgang Hinz’s direction.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here or go to www.clevelandjewishnews.com/columnists/bob_abelman/
"East of Eden” is a classic Steinbeck novel which has been adapted into an excellent stage play. The production, though long, is effective and is a theater piece well-worth seeing!
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
Ensemble is to be applauded for taking on a show this complicated, which is a big lift for a small theater. It’s the kind of thing they often do well. But this time around, the well’s run a bit dry.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan