Venue Details

671 Star Starred
Mark Taper Forum
135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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Member Tips

Angela Lee
Outdoor lot opposite Redcat entrance is $6 & only 1 1/2 blocks away from the music center
info Jan 14 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Casual. People of all ages were dressed in jeans or khakis.
info Jan 17 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Try and get there early and find parking nearby. the underground parking gets expensive.
info Jan 17 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Please don't put your feet up on the seats. This isn't a screening of Jackass at the AMC.
info Jan 17 2011 star this tip starred
Pat
Khakis and a nice shirt
info Jan 17 2011 star this tip starred
Pat
Turn off your cell phone!
info Jan 17 2011 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

86 ratings
4.4 average rating
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Kel
35 events
18 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 11 2011

John Lithgow is a MASTER! Truly - this is a 2-hour master class in story-telling - a MUST see!

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17 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

John L. is a superb actor. However, the stories that he chose simply did not move me. The first story was impossible to understand with all of the heavy accents. The... continued

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55 events
8 reviews
17 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

The show was fantastic. John Lithgow is everything that you remember and want him to be. We took our 12 year old and he loved it. He is a bit of a bookworm so it may not... continued

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Website

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Quotes & Highlights

“A tour de force that doubles as a primer on  acting….” —The New York Times
“I just charge three dollars because personally I don’t mind much shavin’ a dead person. They lay a whole lot stiller than live customers.” —Haircut by Ring Lardner

Description

Armed with only an armchair and some yellowed pages, Tony Award winner John Lithgow  tells you not the story of his life, but the stories of his life. Indelible stories spun by the likes of P.G. Wodehouse and Ring Lardner.  Stories lovingly — and expertly — dramatized by his parents and grandmother, handed  down from generation to generation. In Lithgow’s adroit hands, each story is its own theatrical masterpiece  brimming with peculiar characters, humor, plot twists and —most of all Lithgow’s inimitable charm, stagecraft and genuine affection for the tales and the  storytellers who introduced them to him some 60 years ago.