Get entertained by a Norse Goddess, Naughty Angels, and Moses Cleaveland at CPT’s ‘Light the Lights, Ol’ Moses CLE (A Wild Holiday Romp)’

Get ready, Cleveland, because the holidays are not quite the same this year. Currently, Cleveland Public Theatre is gifting northeast Ohio with 13 cast members, in 10-15 minute scenes, and featuring three types of soup at one big show with zero partridges in a pear tree… but don’t worry: you won’t even notice the lack of partridges because ofContinue reading “Get entertained by a Norse Goddess, Naughty Angels, and Moses Cleaveland at CPT’s ‘Light the Lights, Ol’ Moses CLE (A Wild Holiday Romp)’”

‘Finding Neverland’ nice, but lacking big sparkle

“Finding Neverland” on the Connor Palace stage at Playhouse Square begins with a tiny light flitting about the space. Unfortunately, there isn’t much else besides this small glimmer that brightens up this story about Peter Pan’s creation. Running now through November 20, 2016, the audience is drawn into the world of writer J.M. Barrie (played byContinue reading “‘Finding Neverland’ nice, but lacking big sparkle”

‘An Octoroon’ a beautiful shock at Dobama

The lights suddenly go out and BOOM! a man leaps onto the stage in his underwear. Dobama Theatre’s play “An Octoroon” begins with a shock and keeps pushing full force throughout the performance. Running now through November 13, 2016, it is like no other play you might have ever experienced. Written by MacArthur Foundation 2016 MacArthurContinue reading “‘An Octoroon’ a beautiful shock at Dobama”

‘Sex With Strangers’ extremely gratifying, but not how you think

Even though it would seem like Cleveland Play House could be presenting something extremely risqué with its provokingly titled “Sex With Strangers” (SWS), the tantalizing tale playing now through Nov. 13 in the Outcalt Theatre is not all about showing salacious scenes. Written by Laura Eason and directed by Joanie Schultz, SWS is a two-personContinue reading “‘Sex With Strangers’ extremely gratifying, but not how you think”