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AN ILIAD presented by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati through Nov. 2. Click here for more information on the production.
GYTN = Get You Tickets Now.
Opening night, after the last line was uttered and the stage went to black, the audience sat in stunned silence for several moments before bursting into applause, and rising to their feet. For 90 minutes, Bruce Cromer, as the poet, held us all in rapt attention, and it takes us time to return to the here and now.
Under the excellent direction of Michael Evan Haney, Cromer’s extreme talent and versatility are fully showcased on stage. There were times when I became so engrossed by his acting that I missed lines of dialogue.
Not only is the role mentally challenging, but physically demanding as well. Brian c. Mehring’s stark and multi-leveled set provides a multitude of play areas, and over the course of the performance, nearly every inch of that space is used. Incredibly Cromer’s energy level never falters.
ETC promises a one-man tour-de-force. What you get is an amazing tour-de-Bruce. Congratulations to everyone involved in this unforgettable production.
My rating: 5 out of 5
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