Sunday, May 15, 2022

Enemy of the People @ Rubber City Theatre


Through May 21, 2022
https://www.rubbercitytheatre.com/
(234) 252-0272

 

Kerry Clawson
No review yet.
To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.

Mark Horning

If you are looking for an underground hero that makes good kind of show...forget it. This play is a real downer. In this tale of greed at all expense the bad guys win, the good guys lose and innocent people may get sick and die as a result. It is a raw story right out of today’s headlines and a cautionary tale of what continues to happen since 1882 when the play was first written. No sugar coating on this one but more a strong taste of bitter salt. Good Theater!

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.

Chris Howey
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To see a full review of this show, read Chris Howey's Review here.

Kate Klotzbach
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To see a full review of this show, read Kate's posts here.

 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Venus In Fur @ None Too Fragile


Through May 28, 2022
(330) 962-5547

 

Kerry Clawson
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Mark Horning

When the gods come to earth in order to take on a pet project anything can happen and usually does. What looks like a simple reading of a play based on a naughty book turns into much more as power shifts from one to another. This is great theater.

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.

Chris Howey
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Kate Klotzbach

No review yet.
To see a full review of this show, read Kate's posts here. 

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Same Time, Next Year @ Clague Playhouse


Through May 29, 2022
(440) 331-0403

 WORTH NOTING: 

In order to bring attention to local productions of merit at theaters that are not on the Cleveland Critics Circle’s approved Equity Theater 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.

Mark Horning

Some plays were born to be placed in small intimate theaters and “Same Time, Next Year” is a perfect fit for Clague Playhouse. It is a delightful story with naughty undertones that touches your heart while giving you a history lesson of the 50s through 70s. Come feel the love!

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.


Friday, May 6, 2022

American Moor @ Karamu

Through May 29, 2022

https://www.karamuhouse.org/

(216) 795-7077

 

Roy Berko


For anyone who wants to experience a performance that balances dynamism and lyricism with amazing skill, AMERICAN MOOR is a must-see."   This is a sensational night of theatre.  Bravo!!!!

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Sheri Gross
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To see a full review of this show, read Sheri Gross' review here.

Mark Horning

It is refreshing to get a fresh interpretation of the Black situation as it applies to the theater and art. Words written over 400 years ago by Shakespeare come back to ring true in these days of struggle and Black Lives Matter. This show is a melding of classical and contemporary ideas flowing together that will fascinate all who go to see it. Be amazed.

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.

Chris Howey

"Indeed, "American Moor" slings some decent Shakespeare, and is a play you should probably see more than once, to get the full effect. But one viewing is absolutely mandatory."

To see a full review of this show, read Chris Howey's Review here.


THE THREE MUSKETEERS @ Cleveland Play House


THE THREE MUSKETEERS
ALLEN THEATRE
Through May 22, 2022

 

Sheri Gross
No review yet.
To see a full review of this show, read Sheri Gross' review here.

Mark Horning

Why do you want to see this play? It is an old story with a new twist in casting and costuming. It is a timeless classic that everyone should see in some form. The acting tries hard to stay out of the way of the action and the fight scenes are real enough to convince. In a phrase...All For One…

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.

Chris Howey

"It all ends, predictably enough, with the time-honored catch phrase of The Three Musketeers, "All for one and one for all." And while this production will not linger long in your memory, it tries so hard to please you may not be able to resist it."

To see a full review of this show, read Chris Howey's Review here.

Laura Kennelly
No review yet.
To see a full review of this show, read Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.

Joey Morona

THE THREE MUSKETEERS is updated with modern sensibility, a diverse cast and plenty of action.

To see a full review of this show, read Joey's posts here.

 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS @ Great Lakes Theater




Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS
April 29-May 22, 2022
216-241-6000 or www.greatlakestheater.org

 

Roy Berko

Having seen superb productions of THE 39 STEPS in London and Canada, the level was high for my attending the show at GLT.  Unfortunately, though the local staging is adequate, it was not all that the staging of the clever script can be.  The pacing was much too slow and the absurdity too controlled.  Audiences not aware of what could be may be delighted by the Jaclyn Miller directed show.  Those in the know will probably be disappointed.

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Sheri Gross


The Great Lakes Theater production of “The 39 Steps” is more than a typical farce; it is a blast! And it is a toss up as to who is having the most fun…the audience or the cast. You will delight in the comedic spectacle, get caught up in the spoofy melodrama, you might even find yourself practicing your best Scottish brogue on your way home. Ultimately, you will enjoy a night of feel-good entertainment, which is something that we all deserve.

To see a full review of this show, read Sheri Gross' review here.

Mark Horning

A true comedy farce requires that the silliness builds up to a highly nearly unsustainable level with that peak then being held true to the end. While this show comes close, the hick-up in the second act unfortunately takes the wind out of the sails. It is a good show in search of greatness that some fine tuning might help. Still, it is great fun and worth the price of the ticket.

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.


Laura Kennelly

Fans seeking farce, Alfred Hitchcock drama and spy adventures should not miss the Great Lakes Theater’s Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps currently playing at the Hanna Theatre. Directed by Jaclyn Miller, the play is packed with spirited fun and satiric frivolity. It is delightful from start to finish.

To see a full review of this show, go here or read Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.

Kate Klotzbach

... the production is not just a whodunit, but a what-is-it wrapped in a shroud of puns, illusions, and spy gags. The evil laughs are well placed, and the shtick is as campy as a Monty Python sketch on its 12th cup of coffee.


To see a full review of this show, read Kate's posts here.