The Observer

“King Lear” is all bark and no bite

Great Lakes Theater is performing a modernized King Lear.

Ellie Rambo, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 9, 2015

Nothing will come of nothing, but something good may come from subtlety. A sense of restraint was missing from Great Lakes Theater’s production of “King Lear,” which opened last weekend. The classic story of betrayal and family discord was accompanied by more yelling, spitting and trash can...

Small theater, big show

Les Miserables

Ellie Rambo, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014

A man embraces religion after years in prison, a young couple falls in love in the midst of violence and revolution simmers just below the surface in “Les Miserables” at Great Lakes Theater. Love triangles and barricades arise on the Hanna Theater stage this fall, and this is a production that Clevelanders...

Merry wives and plenty of food

Merry Wives of Windsor

Ellie Rambo, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014

Before you head to the Hanna Theater to see “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” be sure to eat a large meal. If you don’t, don’t expect to forget your hunger any time soon—food plays such a major role in this production that it’s almost a character in itself. Popcorn is prepared on stage, in...

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