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The Envelope, Please (Cleveland Scene)

Posted January 3, 2012 in Articles

CPH kicked off its inaugural season downtown with Brecht's THE LIFE OF GALILEO. Cleveland Scene dubbed it the best drama of 2011. For the full list, click here.

(as excerpted from Cleveland Scene)

The Envelope, Please
Presenting the best (and worst) from the theater year gone by
by Christine Howey

he good news is the world didn't end in 2011. The bad news is that the doomsayers now are gearing up for annihilation in 2012. If life as we know it is headed down the crapper, we might as well crack open that 60-year-old Macallan single malt and consider the best (and worst) of what we've seen on area stages during the past 12 months. Here goes.

Best Drama:
In a crowded field, the trophy goes to The Life of Galileo at the Cleveland Play House. Kicking off their new digs in style, CPH mounted this elegant and thought-provoking work by Bertolt Brecht in the intimate confines of the new Allen Theatre. The space served the material well, and director Michael Douglas Edwards found many ways to show off his exuberant imagination. Runners-up: Insomnia: The Waking of Herselves at Cleveland Public Theatre, Trying at Cesear's Forum, and Legacy of Light at CPH.

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