Lonesome west

The Lonesome West

Ruskin Group Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

55 ratings
4.2 average rating
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84 reviews
11 stars
attended Jan 26 2012

This was a top class performance all through. Lovely theatre,great play,wonderful simple props and brilliant acting . Well worth a visit.

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136 reviews
451 stars
attended Feb 11 2012

Wickedly and darkly funny. Superb acting. A real treat.

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13 reviews
39 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

Since my parents were both from the Lonesome West, I am disposed to laugh at and enjoy McDonagh's plays, four of which I've seen. My objection to them is that he always seems to push just a bit too long and too far, even with this one. We get...continued

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3 reviews
48 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

The acting and directing, down to the wardrobe and set were outstanding!!!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 25 2012

I love Martin Mcdonagh! This production really lived up to my expectations. The Ruskin is a very intimate theatre. The acting was excellent in particularrly Rachel Knoll and Jason Paul Field. The play is really funny and the direction and...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Mar 09 2012

Lonesome West was the worst play we have seen at the Ruskin Playhouse. The four of us, who came together thought the story, dialogue, and acting were terrible. We have seen and really enjoyed many plays at the Ruskin, but this one was so awful, we...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 28 2012

Not good, left in the middle. Love M M's writing but this is not one of his best and the performance was mediocre.

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192 reviews
144 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

It was well done - very fine acting with blood, sweat, & tears throughout the play. This darkness is not my style but it was so well acted, I had to enjoy it!

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 10 2012

This was my first time to the Ruskin Theatre - which is small intimate venue (60-70 seats) located on property of Santa Monica Airport. My friend and I both thoroughly enjoyed the play which was a dark Irish story showing some serious emotions as...continued

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86 reviews
31 stars
attended Mar 10 2012

Maybe it was just me, but I kept asking myself why anyone would write such a play and, even if someone had, why would anyone produce it? The acting was excellent (if they really were acting), but, again, why?

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77 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 18 2012

It's an enjoyable script, but the talent was a bit uneven. Jason Paulfield was great. Conor Walshe reminded me a bit of PeeWee Herman. He was really good, except in the beginning of the show he spoke so fast, you lost his words. Rachel Noll and...continued

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65 reviews
215 stars
attended Feb 17 2012

Good performances & directing in this small space. Nice set & costumes too.

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60 reviews
30 stars
attended Feb 18 2012

It was over the top, and the Irish accents were difficult to understand at times, but it was entertaining.

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55 reviews
64 stars
attended Jan 29 2012

Dark comedy, but well done. The actors performances were great. We thoroughly enjoyed the play, and were so transported to a dark emotional time and place in Ireland that we were very happy to still be in sunny California when the play was over....continued

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50 reviews
-109 stars
attended Feb 10 2012

very good acting & a captivating dark comedy

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21 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 11 2012

It is dark and very funny, if you like U.K. humor, you will love this.

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21 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 18 2012

It is fantastic, this is my second time in attendance and I am not friends with any of the cast members.

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12 reviews
8 stars
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12 reviews
22 stars
attended Jan 25 2012

Very good actors, and nicely done production. Quirky dark Irish drama...with humor and funny characters! I loved the "Lieutenant of Inishmore" so I wanted to see one of the writer's earlier plays. Entertaining, and had fun talking about it...continued

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 03 2012

Well done, well written. The only problem is that the very thick and authentic Irish accents made it very difficult to understand a good portion of the dialogue. But the acting was superb!

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