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The Collector

Ruskin Group Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)

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30 ratings
4.4 average rating
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93 reviews
40 stars
attended Feb 26 2010

Oh my God, I was on the edge of my seat the entire performance, and was totally drained by the play's conclusion. The tension was so thick, and Frederick so eerily calm,... continued

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24 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

WOW! I had low expectations because this play is at Ruskin's "smaller" space - but it was incredible! Both actors are utterly believable in their roles and give... continued

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190 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 20 2010

Both actors were excellent but for a two man play over two hours was just too long because too many of the scenes were basically the same theme over and over and it just... continued

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59 reviews
46 stars
attended Feb 26 2010

It is not easy to create a play from a literary novel with a complex narrative (two largely "simultaneous" points of view): in fact, it is impossible to duplicate, But... continued

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23 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

Even having seen the long ago film of this play, I was not disappointed. The two actors were both marvelous which always points to good direction. The set was clever... continued

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12 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 26 2010

Very good...both actors did an amazing job!! Not what I was expecting...enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommend!!!

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 26 2010

Just outstanding acting in a difficult play. The story as it developed was gripping thanks to the acting.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 20 2010

Great acting, interesting psycholgical insights into an obsessive relationship.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 27 2010

The best performance we've seen at Ruskin. Loved it!!

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
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276 reviews
132 stars
attended Mar 19 2010

Both Miranda and Fredrick were very believable. At times he almost seemed sympathetic. Like while trying to explain himself. Or mesmerized by the smell of her hair. Then... continued

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98 reviews
210 stars
attended Feb 26 2010

Someone is channeling Anthony Perkins. I do not know the novel but this play had feel of the film Psycho at least in the male character. It is hard to grade it except... continued

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12 reviews
108 stars
attended Mar 27 2010

The actors where great! The theater is small and a little stuffy, but i think it adds to the play, and feel like you are in there with them.
I liked it a lot. It was... continued

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115 reviews
19 stars
attended Mar 06 2010

Dark and heavy......and unfortunately these things do happen. The acting was superb.

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40 reviews
42 stars
attended Mar 06 2010

We were blown away by the unbelieveably great acting!

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AJF
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33 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 05 2010

The play was set in the smaller theater space at Ruskin. It was kind of cramped, but overall a great play. There is a scene in the first half which included cigarette... continued

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20 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 06 2010

Three days prior to seeing this play, I rented the original movie-"The Collector" 1965
These two actors did a marvelous job portraying the emotions between the captor... continued

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16 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 05 2010

This is an intense play. Very physical for both actors, and emotionally quite intense. The actress is outstanding, and I give her a lot of credit for completely "going... continued

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 26 2010

I've been to many Ruskin productions, always good, always rather light. "The Collector" was excellent. Definitely worthy of a commercial enterprise!! The characters... continued

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9 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 06 2010

Very small "intimate" theater which I suppose only heightened the tension. And make mo mistake this is a very tense play. My only peeve- the accent of the male actor... continued

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7 reviews
76 stars
attended Feb 20 2010

Nice intimate setting! Actors were intense and realistic! Plenty of parking.

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