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Child custody is a provocative topic in Play House production of ‘Luna Gale’

The potentially dull subject matter of an infant’s custody battle becomes a field of provocative questions in the play “Luna Gale.” Currently on stage in the Allen Theatre, “Luna Gale” is the story of an out-of-wedlock baby and the trauma of figuring out what is best for her. The focus first is on the parents. […]

Great Lakes Theater puts old spin on murder mystery

One of the themes of Great Lakes Theater is “reinventing the classics.” Its current production of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” gives the play a retro spin, proving that “everything that’s old is new again.” First a novel, then turned into multiple movies and a stage play, “And Then There Were None” has endured […]

Great Lakes Theater celebrates with ‘Sonnets & Serenades’

With its roots firmly established in Lakewood, Great Lakes Theater celebrated the present and future with its fundraiser, “Sonnets & Serenades,” at home in PlayhouseSquare’s Hanna Theatre. As the organization has grown and expanded, it retains a friendly, almost clubby, aura. At the benefit, artistic director Charlie Fee introduced a humorous sonnet written by longtime trustee John […]

Deep, domestic “Proof” is on stage at Clague Playhouse

Clague Playhouse continues its season with an ambitious script that needs sensitive and talented performers and direction. The play is “Proof,” which on the surface is a domestic drama but has layers to be explored by both the creative staff and the audience. I am happy to report that the talented performers and director at […]

 

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