World Premiere Play The Prince of Atlantis at South Coast Repertory
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Grand and uplifting, Les Misérables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents a brand-new production of this tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France, which won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. Ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption and the young, innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette and the student Marius are set against the tumultuous backdrop of the French Revolution. It's a celebration of the human struggle for love, justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
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Reviews & Ratings
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I thought this play was only OK. I have really enjoyed other Goldstar theater offerings, such as God of Carnage for its wit, unexpected plot twists and smart direction. The Prince of Atlantis had none of those elements. I noticed many of the audience members were enjoying more than t was, still I think it was very predictable (think about the last sitcom rerun you saw). I think you'd probably have better luck trying something else.
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The Prince of Atlantis was outstanding. May go see it again this week. I have nothing but praise for the story, the actors .... it left me thinking about truths/half truths/family secrets, etc. Hope it goes to NYC--I go there a lot too.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Drukman orchestrates the action and revelations masterfully, culminating in a late-play surprise that brings the playwright's themes neatly into focus." --Orange County Register
- "As directed by Warner Shook, Drukman's script has the slick professionalism of a major movie or television production ... Drukman's comedic dialogue is loose, breezy, and informal, and his characters' stories, jokes, and references are enhanced by their lively street slang/" --Back Stage West
- "it’s a journey worth taking under Warner Shook’s careful direction, and the cast is compelling. John Capelos is hilarious as Joey, a seafood mogul whose business practices land him in prison; Nike Doukas is even funnier as his tough-talking, street smart girlfriend, Connie." --Examiner
By Steven Drukman
Directed by Warner Shook
Audience recommendation: While drug and alcohol use are part of the action, they aren’t condoned and theater-goers of all ages should enjoy these colorful characters and their story. The show contains some profanity and is recommended for those age middle school and above.
About the Playwright
Steven Drukman returned to SCR's Pacific Playwrights Festival last season to present The Prince of Atlantis. (His play Truth and Beauty had been presented in PPF in 2002.) His play The Bullet Round—read as part of SCR’s NewSCRipts—received its world premiere at Arena Stage in Portland, OR in 2009. His newest play, The Innocents, premiered recently at Asolo Repertory Theatre. In This Corner (on the Louis/Schmeling bouts) premiered January 2008 at The Old Globe and won the Critics’ Circle Best New Play award. Other produced plays: Another Fine Mess (Portland Center Stage, Pulitzer Prize Nomination for Drama, 2003), Going Native (Long Wharf Theatre), Flattery Will Get You (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Collateral Damage (Illusion Theater, Minneapolis) and Snowmaiden (Bob Hope Theatre, Dallas). The Mark Taper Forum, Intiman Theatre, Sundance Theatre Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Lark Theatre and many others have developed Drukman's work. Awards: Edgerton Award for New Plays, Craig Noel Award, Paul Green Award, Alfred P. Sloan Award, Ovid Foundation, Boston Theatre Works. Other writing: The New York Times, The Village Voice, The International Herald Tribune, The Nation, others. He is the former senior editor of American Theatre magazine. Drukman teaches playwriting at NYU.
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