Through December 17th, I'm appearing in The Internationalist by Anne Washburn at convergence-continuum. Here's what reviews have said:
"...as two of the workers at the intrigue-laden company, Ray Caspio and Laura Starnik each have stellar moments." - Christine Howey, Cleveland Scene
"This ambiguity and absurdity is very entertaining, largely because it is delivered...by a superb cast. These six players, directed with great attention to detail by Clyde Simon, are an absolute pleasure to watch..."
- Bob Abelman, The News Herald
"Ray Caspio, as James for instance, does a masterful job telling a story/joke in Washburn’s gibberish, gesticulating all the while to make it clear what is going on. Caspio is equally worth seeing in his role as the Ancient Bartender, in this role I took no end of delight in watching his rickety tottering, the manner in which he meticulously maintained the lanky rigidness of the aged Nazi-poisoner." - Tom Hayes, weebelly.com
The play: An American on a business trip is met at the airport by a beautiful colleague. They spend the night together and he feels like he's in one of those classic American movies where Gregory Peck goes to a foreign land and there's adventure and romance and a life-changing experience. The next day at the office, however, he discovers that it’s not like that at all. It’s like he's in one of those bewildering foreign films where nothing is as it seems, where there is no moral, and most importantly: no subtitles.
The Internationalist is directed by convergence-continuum’s Artistic director, Clyde Simon, and features actors Ray Caspio, Robert Hawkes, Geoffrey Hoffman, Laurel Hoffman, Tom Kondilas and Laura Starnik.
The Internationalist runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through December 17 at the Liminis, 2438 Scranton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113 in the historic Tremont neighborhood.
Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors (65+) and $10 for students. Reservations and information are available at www.convergence-continuum.org and 216-687-0074.