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Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune

Ruskin Group Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)

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36 ratings
4.3 average rating
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12 reviews
1 stars
attended May 08 2011

The actors were so compelling that they really made you feel that they were who they were portraying -- not just actors playing the characters. Very powerful, very poignant, very well done. I didn't want it to be over. I wanted to stay for the...continued

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16 reviews
2 stars
attended May 15 2011

Two great performances by two fine actors made it worthwhile spending two hours with two needy, damaged, and somewhat unbearable characters.

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192 reviews
144 stars
attended Jun 19 2011

Excellent writing, excellent acting, very enjoyable. The actors put their heart & soul into this one - the Ruskin Group has never disappointed me yet.

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17 reviews
-8 stars
attended May 14 2011

It's a 2 hour, 2 person play that was very enjoyable. Every seat is a good seat and I really enjoyed it.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended May 15 2011

I saw this play in NYC with Edie Falco & John Petrucci and was entranced, so I had a pretty high bar. Bottom line, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it again and was glad I went. I thought "Johnny" did a very good job with the part; "Frankie" fell a...continued

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 12 2011

This is a splendid production, much more effective in the small room than in a Broadway-size theatre. Both of the actors are terrific playing damaged characters, which is so hard given that they are 10 feet away from the audience. I think Ashley...continued

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193 reviews
14 stars
attended Jun 04 2011

The girl was simply wonderful. Sounded and acted just like the character she was playing. Quite enjoyable show.

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94 reviews
42 stars
attended May 14 2011

Love the Ruskin! Everything I have seen here has been good, and this was no exception. Acting was excellent, both actors were well cast. It is in the smaller venue across the strret from the main theater, but that makes for a more intimate...continued

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60 reviews
46 stars
attended May 22 2011

In some ways reminiscent of O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten," this very fine play - featuring a moon, DeBussy and two brave and powerful performances! - is not even remotely dated from its 1988 debut. Love is still hard to find, especially...continued

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50 reviews
-109 stars
attended May 14 2011

The play was very well acted by cast of 2 but in this tiny theatre with approx.30 people sitting less than 10ft away, we found the nude scenes unnecessary & would have felt more comfortable if the Director had given the actors pj's !

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48 reviews
16 stars
attended May 15 2011

The play works as both as a character study and well written story. It was so well acted that I drawn into the story. I almost brought a pre-teen and was glad I didn't, as this was very adult themed.

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43 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 11 2011

Excellent acting & sets. Material was good, not great. The excessive nudity was totally unnecessary & I'm not a prude.

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22 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 12 2011

The acting in this interesting play would itself warrant a visit to this theater. Cris D'Annunzio, as Johnny, brilliantly plays the almost non-stop talker and romantic, but Ashley Love is superb as Frankie in the much more subtle role in which it...continued

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17 reviews
21 stars
attended Jun 04 2011

This was the worst play that I have ever seen. The language was crude and vulgar and disgusting. I did not expect the complete nudity and it was very uncomfortable to watch. It was a very weird story. The other couple we were with hated it too....continued

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7 reviews
21 stars
attended May 07 2011

I enjoyed the performance very much. Thought that the actors were very believable.

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7 reviews
21 stars
attended Jun 12 2011

I enjoyed it. it reminded me of the king of queens sitcom.. It did have some nudity. (so if this offense you dont see it).this is to be seen by adults only.. 21 and up.NO CHILDREN PLEASE. there is plenty of free parking. the theatre is small for...continued

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6 reviews
49 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

Good acting, enjjoyable show.

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 18 2011

I enjoyed this show very much. The actors did a great job. The set was great. The script was amazing. Afterwards, we kept talking about the show and relationships.

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4 reviews
117 stars
attended Jun 18 2011

Great play; very well performed. Very highly recommended

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended May 21 2011

IT WAS A WONDERFUL EVENING, THE ACTING WAS VERY FINE AND WE BOTH LIKED THE PLAY VERY MUCH.

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