Restoration 060509

Restoration

Mandell Weiss Forum (La Jolla, CA)

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19 ratings
4.6 average rating
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35 events
11 reviews
17 stars
attended Jun 23 2009

We went to the opening night preview-our first time at the Forum theater. What a wonderful theater. The play was very well done, the stage set was innovative and the cast "fit the part". We did have a bit of trouble hearing Professor Williams at...continued

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7 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 23 2009

We enjoyed the play. It is a character study and well written and acted.

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4 reviews
29 stars
attended Jun 25 2009

This play starts out slow and builds up to a fascinating look at ideas of inner and outer beauty, the way we support each other in love and life, and, of course, a tribute to the beautiful David by Michelangelo. This was my first time at the...continued

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15 reviews
57 stars
attended Jun 24 2009

Although we saw this in preview and the play continues to develop (and your feedback can be part of this process during this period), the bones of a superb production are there: acting, sets, script. Claudia Shear, who both writes and stars, was...continued

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 26 2009

Two friends and I bought Goldstar tickets and watched Restoration and we all loved it. I'm not sure I would have gone for the full price, but definitely worth it for preview + goldstar ticketed price. If you've been to Italy and know about Italian...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 25 2009

Play was good. The theatre was 3/4 full yet we were given seats with a blocked view of the stage. We had to look through a grate with bars. We could only see some of the performance. The seats were terrible. Don't know if I will use Goldstar again...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 26 2009

I went on the last Preview night and the cast was engaged and the main character of Guilia is Oscar the Grouch in all her NY glory, hiding a sensitive wounded soul in a rime of ascerbity. The underlying themes of beauty and aging, as well as...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 30 2009

I went on Tuesday night which was great because they had "talk back tuesday" after the show which broght the actors and the playwrite on stage and they answered questions and took comments.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 25 2009

I felt it was somewhat over-acted and the themes were few and over-emphasized... the set was wonderful and the story was interesting. The seats (on the far right section) left much to be desired as we were watching the back of heads for much of...continued

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14 reviews
101 stars
attended Jul 03 2009

Excellent writing and acting with some deep themes that are explored with a light touch. A resonant theme is how each of the characters gave their life focus to protecting another - the David, a Mom, a Colleague. Their driver being a passion to...continued

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 02 2009

A very clever idea that needs another revision to flesh out relationships and develop the plot conflicts, perhaps extending it to a two act play.

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 02 2009

This was a thoughtful, well performed piece and well worth attending.
Although our seats were on the side, I did not find them disappointing in any way. The view through the bars at the end of the row seemed to blend in well with the overall...continued

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4 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 23 2009

Having just been to Italy I enjoyed the historical part of this and also found it extremely funny . All the actors were superb.

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 02 2009

I did see this show and of course the tickets from Goldstar are always so close. The actors were wonderful. the show was great. There is an actress who plays many parts, she was excellent. I would recommend this show to anyone who loves art. It...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 01 2009

A thoughtful, very well written play with the added bonus of seeing the playwright herself in the starring role. Note to attendees--double check the starting time. It varies according to the day of the week, and our confirmation info was in error.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Jul 02 2009

The minimalist staging works great here! The premise of the play is intriguing and the protagonist's dilemma is accessible and more than sympathetic. Very well cast, albeit a couple of the characters need more dimension and depth. I'd see it...continued

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