Happy Face Sad Face: A Drama in One Act, A Comedy In Another
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The last date listed for Happy Face Sad Face was Sunday February 24, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri is a modern-day James Cagney, the tough guy with a sensitive soul. Now the star of Bullets Over Broadway, The Usual Suspects and A Bronx Tale returns to his roots in the Los Angeles theater scene, where he was first discovered by Robert De Niro. And just like De Niro first supported him decades ago, he is now championing (and starring in) the work of a brilliant, if unknown, playwright: Unorganized Crime by Kenny D'Aquila. In this gripping and savage story, Gino Sicuso, a forgotten brother and son, is banished to Detroit by his father. What transpires between two brothers and a conflicted but loyal woman is sometimes comedic, sometimes tragic, but always unforgettable. D'Aquila and Elizabeth Rodriguez co-star with Palminteri in this production directed by David Fofi. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from jdaly72
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First act (the "sad face") was a quite good thriller with enough comedy to keep it light and a few unexpected twists. The second half (the "happy face") was unfortunately not up to the same standards.
An attempt at broad farce, it mostly fell flat. There was, in fact, more successful humor in the first half. If the playwright expanded the first half and incorporated a bit of the humor of the second half, he might really have something.
The performances were generally good except for one very shaky British accent.
Quotes & Highlights
“The twists and turns in the story… will keep you on the edge of your seat.” -broadwayworld.com#
“A cast of 7 versatile actors will definitely entertain you in this cleverly conceived production.” —KPCC
“The actors go for broke, Colleary has written some fantastic lines, and Rubin’s staging is full of fun bits.” -Backstage
_"_Within minutes of Rob Locke walking on stage, I was totally invested in his character and his story. He truly carried this story, in both its dramatic and comedic permutations. Add in the great supporting cast of characters, and the audience was guaranteed a great time … you are in for a treat with Happy Face Sad Face. It is one of the finest pieces of theater I have ever seen in Los Angeles." —examiner.com