Bob Abelman’s got stage fright… (an interview)

As one reads through the book “All the World’s a Stage Fright” by Bob Abelman, it is easy for one’s inner Shakespeare nerd to emerge and squeee with joy. The book, subtitled “Misadventures of a Clandestine Critic: A Novella,” is 128 pages about a fictious actor’s journey through the terror of performing Shakespeare. Each chapterContinue reading “Bob Abelman’s got stage fright… (an interview)”

All Hail Caesar at Great Lakes Theater!

If you are considering seeing a large, dramatic Shakespearean play where nearly everyone perishes, then you MUST run with the mobs to the Hanna Theatre to see the brilliance and the bloodshed of Great Lakes Theater’s production of Julius Caesar. Running now through November 3, 2019 at the Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square, this “epicContinue reading “All Hail Caesar at Great Lakes Theater!”

KING LEAR a tale of madness, deception at Beck Center

Family tragedy explodes across a looming stage in the Studio Theatre as the Beck Center for the Arts presents William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR, running now through June 30, 2019. For those not familiar with the story: an aging Lear (played by Robert Hawkes) decides to split up his lands amongst his three daughters: Regan (playedContinue reading “KING LEAR a tale of madness, deception at Beck Center”

Final weekend for Rubber City Theatre’s HAMLET

If you’ve never before seen a production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” you have one more weekend to discover a current take on it by Akron’s Rubber City Theatre. Playing now through October 22, 2017 in their new store front location (2207 Romig Road, Akron, OH), this classic tragedy directed by Dane CT Leasure is played upon aContinue reading “Final weekend for Rubber City Theatre’s HAMLET”

Something Rotten! Ripe with Zany Fun

Plain and simple – it’s pure entertainment. Playing now through May 14th on the Connor Palace stage of Playhouse Square, ‘Something Rotten!’ is an irreverent homage to musicals and the joy of the stage. This 2-hour and 20-minute show is both a blitz of jazz hands, and a personal game of name-that-show. But note: thisContinue reading “Something Rotten! Ripe with Zany Fun”