A year after shutdown, the community reacts to the re-opening of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square

It was March 12, 2020, media night for the Webber / Rice hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar, when Playhouse Square sent a notice to patrons: “Governor Mike DeWine has issued an order to postpone or cancel community gatherings. Playhouse Square and its resident companies Cleveland Play House, Cleveland State University, DANCECleveland and Great Lakes TheaterContinue reading “A year after shutdown, the community reacts to the re-opening of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square”

THE OBA ASKS FOR A MOUNTAIN – TCT is on top of this tale of Nigeria

Have you ever asked for something big? How big? A sandwich? A puppy? A car? A house? A MOUNTAIN?! Talespinner Children’s Theatre (TCT) is touting a tale of epic proportions, as it presents “The Oba Asks For A Mountain,” playing now through April 29, 2018. Written by Gail Nyoka, this Tale of Nigeria can be seenContinue reading “THE OBA ASKS FOR A MOUNTAIN – TCT is on top of this tale of Nigeria”

Make history great again! ’44 Plays for 44 Presidents’ not politics as usual at CPT

My fellow Americans: I urge you to join the only political party worth joining in this 2016 Presidential race: the party of “44 Plays for 44 Presidents,” now playing through October 29, 2016 at the James Levin Theatre on the Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) campus. It’s the party of our presidential history told in anContinue reading “Make history great again! ’44 Plays for 44 Presidents’ not politics as usual at CPT”

‘The Woman Hater’ – an interview with Mamaí’s Christine McBurney

“The Woman Hater” is equal parts comedy of humours, sentimental comedy, gothic/sentimental tragedy, and farce. – Christine McBurney “The Woman Hater” seems like a harsh title for a play, but this comedy takes aim at both sexes. Playing August 18 – September 4, 2016, Mamaí Theatre Company will present this Fanny Burney piece with a castContinue reading “‘The Woman Hater’ – an interview with Mamaí’s Christine McBurney”

Bernadette Clemens gives a glimpse of ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’

“All bets hinge on chance, fate, accident… and a fan.” As Mamaí Theatre Company prepares to get “Wilde” with their latest piece, Lady Windermere’s Fan, director Bernadette Clemens shares some thoughts about Oscar Wilde, Edwardian times, and more. Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde opens tonight (July 14, 2016) and plays through July 31, 2016Continue reading “Bernadette Clemens gives a glimpse of ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’”