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Mark Taper Forum
135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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We took the red line from Hollywood, got off a couple blocks away at Pershing Square and had dinner at Grand Central Market. On the way back home we got on at the civic center station and the walk down through grand park is beautiful with the fountain and spectacular view of city hall in downtown la.
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Gloria Lopez-Hicks
Go early to avoid parking delay and to eat variety foods; and stay after to dance around the fountain with live bands!!
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4.4 average rating
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Kel
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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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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 maniacal laugh of the barber in the second act was ridiculous. I would have...continued

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6 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

John Lithgow is one of the most talented people of our time...he truly makes anything he does seem so natural and effortless. We loved it!

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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.