Venue Details

19 Star Starred
Beverly Hills Playhouse
254 S. Robertson Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212
310-855-1556
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Street parking was fairly easy, of course, check signs for restrictions
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17 ratings
4.8 average rating
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115 reviews
19 stars
attended May 12 2012

Truly a heartfelt rendition of Alan Aymie's personal experience as a teach and a dad. We enyoyed the show.

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attended Apr 28 2012

This is a very thought provoking play. My husband and I have been discussing if for the last few days after watching it on Sat. night. We've also talked about it with friends because the facts that are shared during the performace are so shocking...continued

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attended Jun 09 2012

GO and make anyone who can make a difference do the same! We have no children but were both completely engrossed and impressed: tremendous acting/writing, energy and soul; VERY important subjects with no simple answers. Why were there so few...continued

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Website

http://www.katselastheatre.com/index.php/shows/child-left-behind-...

Quotes & Highlights

“The script balances social and personal commentary successfully, and Aymie’s energetic charm allows us easy access to his outrage.” -LA Weekly (Pick of the Week/Go!)
“Excellence is the one word I would use to describe Alan Aymie’s highly energetic and dynamic one-man show.” -examiner.com
“A truly touching and thought provoking evening of entertainment. Aymie beautifully paints a world in which all of this comes vividly to life… amidst the frustration there is still hope. He shows great character in having the strength to stand up, identify the problem and accept his part in it." —_Culver City News _

Description

Written and performed by Alan Aymie

Directed by Paul Stein

Produced by Gary Grossman and Les Williams

It was time to speak up. When award winning playwright and LAUSD teacher, Alan Aymie, was given his second pink slip from the school district that he had worked for since 1998, and later “graded” by the LA Times, he decided it was time to use his writing to provide a voice for teachers.

“Here I was trying to be a good teacher and the person (my son) who I really need to teach I couldn’t reach,” explains Aymie.

About the Ticket Supplier: Skylight Theatre Company

SKYLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY (formerly Katselas Theatre Company) is nationally respected for its history of developing artists (writers, actors, musicians, designers, and directors) while helping to create the next generation of theatregoers.

In just the last two years, STC has produced 12 World Premiere productions including INFLUENCE (2010 Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle nomination for Best Actor and two LA Weekly nominations for Best Play and Best Production), HERMETICALLY SEALED (2011 Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle nomination for Best Actress, an LA Weekly nomination and LA Weekly Award for Best Ensemble and the LA Times list of Top Ten productions for 2011), and MAD WOMAN (2011 Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle nomination and LA Weekly Award for Best Solo Performance). Skylight is committed to originating and developing new works that speak to audiences of all ages.