Adaptations include orchestral reductions (The Clever One by Carl Orff (17 Players), The Perfect American by Philip Glass), the creation of new stories within works (Maria de Buenos Aires), revised or new stories (Winterreise, The Fairy Queen, The Diary of Anne Frank), and new reduced stage versions (Macbeth by Ernest Bloch - 110 minute one act for 7 singers,  Medea by Luigi Cherubini - 95 minute one act for 7 singers).

★★★½ With Mitisek's incisive direction and austere but imaginative production design emphasizing the expressionistic aspects, one is swept up in the action and held at rapt attention for the duration. Through skillful editing and eliminating intermissions, COT's "Macbeth" runs a taut two hours. ...a gripping production.

John von Rhein Chicago Tribune