Cuban lover 072911 v1

Garbo's Cuban Lover

Macha Theatre (West Hollywood, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

122 ratings
3.9 average rating
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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 01 2011

Odalys Nanin's masterful performance as Mercedes de Acosta in "Garbo's Cuban Lover" is theatre at its finest. A top-notch production and superb cast back Nanin in a rich and powerful story about love and old Hollywood. Truly entertaining!

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 06 2011

Purchasing tickets through Goldstar is so easy and convenient. The play was excellent; cute cozy theatre with a wonderful set on stage. Odalys Nanin is powerful in her diversity as a writer, producer, director & actress! She is surrounded by an...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 08 2011

The play was very"camp" . The dialog seemed very contrived , and the sexual parts seemed very gratuitous. This was not one of my favorites.

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 16 2011

This was a wonderful production in a lovely intimate theater. The play did a great job of portraying DeAcosta and Garbo's love affair, as well as DeAcosta's dalliances with other notable women of her era. I really liked how the play was based on...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 18 2011

We are in love with Mercedes. How do we find her biography? Witty, discerning and playful play. We recommend it to all our friends. Congratulation to the author and the actors.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 18 2011

Good concept- script has potential- ambitious effort!

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3 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 04 2011

I attended the final night of this play and wasn't disappointed in the least. All the actors in my opinion put on a performance equal to that of the first night. I was sad when it ended. Having read Marlene Dietrich's autobiography many years ago...continued

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 23 2011

The acting was lacking emotion. It was dull and dragged. Even though the show was fictional, the characters were not convincing.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 19 2011

This play was horrible. The acting was terrible, the effects were terrible. It was like watching a high school production. Avoid this play at all costs.

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3 reviews
0 stars
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3 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 13 2011

We loved the intimacy of the theater & the acting was superb. It was not too long perfect time frame. The only thing I would change would be more comfortable seats, both out tails were sore when we left a lot of shifting to try to be comfortable...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 09 2011

A lot of intimate history, dished up with delightful aplomb and camp. The second act balanced the show with expected pathos. This was an evening to remind that history IS important. We are lucky to have stories of people who were "out" - to look...continued

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toby
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 25 2013

Entertaining show, overall! Excellent cast, except the role of Mercedes (Odalys Nanin) was miscast. Her performance was disconnected and "showy," instead of truthful. Would love to see this fun play again with an edited script (some redundant...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

Garbo's Cuban Lover is proof that there is good theater in L.A. The show was excellent with a mixture of humor and raw emotion. The writing captures the truth of the human condition and the actors wrap themselves in these characters and create a...continued

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2 reviews
17 stars
attended Aug 25 2013

Good seats , lovely welcome and a very interesting play. The writer/director is a fabulous talent.

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 08 2011

I took my partner for a date night out and this was the perfect way to round out the date. The play was engaging, interesting, fun, moving and kept our attention. The actors were great and the use of their space was delightful! I may go back to...continued

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 17 2011

It was very enjoyable. The cast was all great. A very intriguing story
which brought us back to the wonderful era of Hollywood stars.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 24 2011

Went to Opening Night and saw this very interesting play and story. I had a very good time for the 2 X 45 minutes it lasted. This play is a romantic story with a huge dose of humor and 30s flare.
Very talented actors. Almost all 5-star...continued

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2 stars
attended Sep 18 2011

Delightful ensemble of seasoned actors ~ will most certainly have a great run in West Hollywood and be welcomed in London !!! upon their
arrival ~ recommend to all !!!

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1 review
4 stars
attended Oct 30 2011

Funny, great theater very intimate. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

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