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Comment Archives: stories: Arts: Theater

Re: “No, 'The Diary of Anne Frank' is Not a Play About the Trump Era. Or is it?

SCENE's review is NOT president-bashing. It is pointing out the all-too real bigotry of drumpf and his supporters. Anyone who does not see the (still not fulfilled, fortunately) parallels of our right-wing, bigoted, gun-mad regime needs to take another look.
Fortunately, there are more positive people committed to doing the right thing. As quoted from Otto Frank on the cards passed out after the play: '...I believe that it's everyone's responsibility to fight prejudice.'

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Posted by Miss Cobweb on 11/02/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “No, 'The Diary of Anne Frank' is Not a Play About the Trump Era. Or is it?

And yet again, Scene proves that they can politicize a blade of grass.
Why wrap President bashing into a actual theatre review?

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Posted by Matthew Mizak on 11/01/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “The Trump Era Has Transformed Theatrical Absurdity Into Near-Reality

Life has become the Bill Murray-Steve Martin SNL skit "What the Hell is That?".

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/30/2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “All the Hurdles Aren't Quite Cleared in 'Equus' at Blank Canvas Theatre

Good attempt by a tiny theater company to produce a classic play. The set design was not too hot, placing Alan in the midst of the action, when he was not involved. Dysart flubbed his lines a couple times. The horses don't walk like horses, even when prompted by the script. Antonio DeJesus is excellent in a tough role.

Posted by Horsee on 08/23/2017 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Extra! Extra! Read All About the Hoofing in 'Newsies' at Porthouse Theatre

The "hoofing" (wonderful word choice) sounds great...but on the other hoof (ha ha), why in hell would you write about plutocrats (in full blossom) and an autocrat (in the White House), and then claim that the idea of labor unions sounds outdated and unnecessary? Are you kidding me?

We need them now more than ever, for God's sake.

Or were you just trying to be clever and snarcastic?

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/04/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “The Mother of Jesus is at the Center of a Dust-Up With Some Catholics in 'The Testament of Mary'

Ever notice that liberals in the "arts community" would never ever dare do a play about Islam or any of its icons? What a disgusting, pathetic bunch! And they wonder why President Trump got elected, and why most people don't want to fund the arts with our tax dollars!!!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brent on 07/14/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “The Mother of Jesus is at the Center of a Dust-Up With Some Catholics in 'The Testament of Mary'

Attacking Catholic beliefs is the last refuge for bigots. I wonder if this writer will come up with a play attacking mohamed? I bet he doesn't have the guts - coward!

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Posted by eazybreezyone on 07/12/2017 at 6:50 PM

Re: “It's the Survival of the Fittest on Campus in 'Really Really' at the Beck Center

It's not only a comment, it's forecasting the future..
I couldn't care less about the play, which sounds painful to watch.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 06/11/2017 at 10:01 PM

Re: “It's the Survival of the Fittest on Campus in 'Really Really' at the Beck Center

Literally that is the most terrifying comment to accompany a theater review that I have ever read.

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Posted by Marya on 06/07/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “It's the Survival of the Fittest on Campus in 'Really Really' at the Beck Center

These are the shit-faced Millennial idiots who put Agent Orange into the Oval Orifice...either by joining up with the deluded Bernie Bros...or by rejecting Shrillary as being too much like their bitchy aunt...and throwing their vote away, thus selling out to Twitler. Thanx, kidz.

I pity the little fools. They will have to live out the rest of their lives with the consequences of their actions in 2016. Most of them will still be alive in 2050, by which time the shit will have really hit the proverbial fan. Me? I'll be long-forgotten dust in the wind.

Twenty-fifty. It sounds like a long time from now, doesn't it, kiddos? Newsflash...it's the blink of an eye. As close as 1984 is distant. Time does not keep marching on as you age. It starts running.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 06/07/2017 at 1:20 AM

Re: “Apparently Actors Don't Get a Summer Vacation, Given All the Action at Local Theaters

Not quite fair. Leaving Shakespeare aside as a special case of possibly actually worthy perennial appetite, one does see, indeed, much repetition of Same Old Same Old. One notes, on the other hand, that CPT, Mamai, Beck, none too fragile, and convergence-continuum all dish up local premieres.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Hawkes on 06/04/2017 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Apparently Actors Don't Get a Summer Vacation, Given All the Action at Local Theaters

Wow, lots of tired productions on this list. Doesn't Cleveland theater have something new or different to offer?

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Michael Horniak on 06/02/2017 at 5:31 PM

Re: “A Lot of Bluffing and Some Poignant Redemption in 'Between Riverside and Crazy'

The actors were all phenomenal and Ms. Ganier was sooooo good, I'd see the play again just to see her part again!!!!

Posted by Bernadette on 04/12/2017 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Run to Playhouse Square for "The King and I"

Had to get your leftist tilt in the review, didn't you? It's disgusting.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jim on 02/15/2017 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Far From Loverly Lady

Thanks for this. I needed the reminder. "A sequined graduate of the Liberace School of Unctuousness". This is the worst review I have ever received and I think you captured the truth of the moment. I had been dreading going out to do that every single show. "queasy" was the absolute truth. I am laughing so hard I'm crying over hear. I stumbled upon this after all these years. You worded it much better than I ever could have. Cheers.

Posted by Nathan on 02/10/2017 at 12:05 AM

Re: “A Winter Theater Preview for Northeast Ohio

One doesn't have to be a supporter of Trump (I'm most definitely *not*) to feel that these editorial "jokes" were way out of line. If you want to discuss which of the two major political candidates was more belligerent or inclined to blow us up sooner, take it to a data mining shout-out like FB. It doesn't belong here.

Posted by Borodin on 01/12/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “A Winter Theater Preview for Northeast Ohio

Keep your inane political comments to yourself. What makes you think theater-goers are interested in your political views?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by val65 on 01/11/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “'Selfies at the Clown Motel' Confounds at Convergence-Continuum

"Selfie" comes from the word "self"...as does "selfish"...and they are not dissimilar...

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 09/28/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Great Singing Perfectly Complements a Lush Production in 'Blues in the Night' at Karamu

I knew this would be a great opening show for Karamu House. I know these performers personally, and I am sitting in Tallahassee, Florida, wishing I was there and being there in spirit all along. BRAVO! What a superb review. CONGRATULATIONS!

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Posted by Renee Matthews Jackson on 09/22/2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Great Singing Perfectly Complements a Lush Production in 'Blues in the Night' at Karamu

Absolutely WONDERful review.!
Sitting here in Canada feeling like I was there last night.
Thank-You!

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Posted by DrBOP on 09/14/2016 at 3:33 PM

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