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Huntington’s “No Sex” is period farce

The full title of the play is “No Sex Please, We’re British”. It’s a comment on the frigid exterior of the stereotyped Victorian subject. Of course, in Victorian England there was a lot going on, and under the frigid exterior of the age was a hotbed of pornography and kinky sex. Huntington Playhouse in Bay [...]

Convergence-Continuum’s ‘Amazons and Their Men’ juxtiposes two cultures

“Amazons and Their Men” may not be a perfect play, but it is perfect for the philosophy and venue of the quirky convergence-continuum theater in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. The play is inspired by some real-life events, which are surreal in their own right, and then evolves into multiple layers of meaning. The inspiration of the [...]

Beck’s ‘Young Frankenstein’ recalls Mel Brooks’ wacky movie

The Beck Center for the Arts is presenting what is probably the area premiere of “Young Frankenstein.” If you remember the movie by Mel Brooks from the mid-1970s, you’ll recall that it was in black and white and was not a musical. This adaptation by Brooks himself features a complete score, a full orchestra and, [...]

Huntington musical based on real-life romantic criminal

If you remember the movie “Catch Me If You Can,” you’ll probably also remember that it was based on the life of an amazing criminal, Frank Abagnale, who flew on hundreds of Pan Am Airlines flights simply by impersonating a pilot. He did this at the remarkably young age of 18. He went on to [...]

 

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