Illusion 042012

The Illusion

A Noise Within (Pasadena, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

21 ratings
4.4 average rating
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Alan Trevor Red Velvet
284 events
181 reviews
37 stars
attended Apr 20 2012

Great adaptation by Tony Kushner. Made it seem very current. Wonderful production & acting.

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280 events
143 reviews
464 stars
attended Mar 10 2012

A theater lover's delight. Tony Kushner is a genius; as soon as I saw he was involved I hit the 'purchase' button seconds later. A rich landscape of exquisite language and prose. Romance, humor, pathos and tragedy all expertly layered. A treat at...continued

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30 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 10 2012

First time at the new location in Pasadena, ANW deserves this great space. All the parking you want for free in the MTA parking structure at Sierra Madre Villa - or take the gold line and forget your car.

A good quality production, as always...continued

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51 events
19 reviews
19 stars
attended Mar 18 2012

Our first time in this new location. Great cast. Great Play!

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59 reviews
13 stars
attended May 06 2012

The script was AWFUL. I kept asking myself why Noise Within chose to do this terrible play. Although the costumes were brilliantly creative and beautiful and the set was almost as good, it didn't make sense that it would be a unit set for a...continued

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TJ
64 events
29 reviews
27 stars
attended Mar 16 2012

In spite of some great performances, especially from the younger male lead, the play was slow and boring.

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39 events
21 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 14 2012

Imaginative staging, great acting (as usual at ANW), fun adaptation. At first I was worried that our Goldstar seats were far on the side, but the staging took into account the horseshoe layout of the theater and they turned out to be excellent...continued

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zoo
23 events
11 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 14 2012

Great theater. Superb acting, tech and direction.

The writing is wonderful. I it's easy to see why T Kushner was attracted to this play and how it influenced his own writing. The pay off is pretty great.

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25 events
11 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 28 2012

Noises Within has always been one of my favorite theaters in Los Angeles area so I was looking forward to seeing my first show in their new house. Unfortunately neither the cold, concrete building, nor this mess of a play (I did not read the...continued

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36 events
9 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 27 2012

A unique theatrical event -- beautiful language, interesting insights, funny, and creative. The updating made it as relevant today as when it was first written. And the acting was stellar.

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9 reviews
10 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

Simply put: This is as good as live theater gets.

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21 events
9 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 14 2012

Wonderful play. Acting was excellent. Nice theater but parking structure wasn't so close.

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33 events
6 reviews
15 stars
attended Mar 16 2012

An excellent adaptation of aclever classical play
A great new theater for Pasadena Ca which I will attend oftern

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 15 2012

Well directed, interesting and fun performance by an excellent cast.

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 27 2012

Fun play, front row seats, new theater, free parking. Couldn't have been better.

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 27 2012

The story was fascinating. We were graced to also have an after show discussion with the director and cast. While I, and many others who commented, was comfortable with the "what is going on?" style of the play, some others were confused. ...continued

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