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The Pain and the Itch Reviews

Zephyr Theatre (West Hollywood, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

51 ratings
3.4 average rating
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26 reviews
73 stars
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8 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 24 2013

Great writing, great acting, nice set. Unusual--would highly recommend.

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67 reviews
40 stars
attended Oct 25 2013

hard to take,but riveting!amazing ensemble performance

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28 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

The set was wonderful, the acting very professional and the first act quite engaging. The problem was with the second act, in which the plot became confused and scattered and didn't have the dramatic and humorous punch of what preceded it.

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26 reviews
24 stars
attended Nov 10 2013

Extremely well done. Great acting, set deisgn and story line.

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22 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 02 2013

The play is in two acts. The first act was wonderful, but the second act was disjointed and definitely over-plotted. The acting was excellent.

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19 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 24 2013

The play definitely elicited some interesting conversation, but the writing overall seemed unbalanced and hard to believe. Some acting, especially that of the Mother, felt natural and compelling. Others delivered their dialogue in a wooden,...continued

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12 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 25 2013

A unique theatre experience.Not for everyone.Mature contents and language. Drama,some humor,mystery and moral lessons.

Would recommend valet parking.Street parking difficult. Warm,casual attire for this time of year.

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11 reviews
13 stars
attended Oct 27 2013

The theater is quaint and comfortable. It is small. But that makes you feel a part of the show. Unfortunately I did not like the play. It took a long time to get into the plot and characters. It was disturbing, but not in a deep thought way. The...continued

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 08 2013

The play was very well acted. The venue very intimate. There were some "facts" revealed near the end of the play that didn't quite mesh with reality-- but nevertheless, the play held our attention. It is however not really possible to make an 8 PM...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 02 2013

"Well acted" is the best that can be said for this poorly conceived play. The narrative is convoluted and there is not enough known about one major character to understand his presence until too late. The playright seems to want to include...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 03 2013

Cozy theater with fantastic actors. I loved it!

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 27 2013

Intriguing and well performed producing many questions that are well tied up in the end. Loved the theater it was like you were there with them in the house.

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158 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 25 2013

Very good job......can be even better in time.

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39 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 16 2013

Relatable original play with some twists. Great acting, especially the "Russian" girlfriend. She was hilarious! Very long play, but a nice intimate theatre and every seat is a good one. This theatre puts on quality plays and we would go there...continued

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38 reviews
16 stars
attended Nov 30 2013

Not as good as Clybourne Park, but better than Parallelogram.

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13 reviews
50 stars
attended Nov 23 2013

Beautiful set and absolutely stellar acting. The end wrapped up strangely. It was rather unbelievable. Still a great show.

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6 reviews
21 stars
attended Nov 21 2013

Poor acting on part of all but 2 actors, unfunny- disjointed script- Annoying to have kid actor running & screaming throughout the show

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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 10 2013

We left at intermission. The racist lines of dialogue were too strident (delivered in a spiteful way, NOT an ignorant way a la Archie Bunker), and, as my companion is black, she wasn't getting the joke at all.

Additionally, the gratuitous slaps...continued

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1 review
4 stars
attended Nov 24 2013

I really enjoyed this play. It was funny and well written and acted.

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