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227 Star Starred
Odyssey Theatre
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-477-2055
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3.7 average rating
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150 stars
attended Jan 31 2014

It was a painful, three hours long experience. Why anybody thought that this 'play' was worth producing is a mystery. Interspersed with images of the traditional... continued

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1 stars
attended Feb 07 2014

This is a fantastic production. The ensemble cast are outstanding, equally adept in the three unique acting styles the director asks of them in the three acts. The scenic... continued

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11 stars
attended Mar 13 2014

Fascinating idea about how 3 different cultures view the same Passion Play. Well staged and great acting especially by the actress playing Queen Elizabeth I, Hitler, and Reagan.

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Website

http://www.odysseytheatre.com/passionplay.php

Quotes & Highlights

“There’s much to enjoy and admire in a production that is passionately committed to one of the American theater’s most inventive dramatists, a writer who knows that all the world is a stage and loves nothing more than peering behind the curtain for an impromptu view.” -Los Angeles Times
“Bart DeLorenzo’s staging of this wonderful ensemble underscores Ruhl’s connections of Christianity’s creation myth to sibling rivalries through the ages, and to the reasons wars are fought … There, no more war, the soldier says, apprehensively. Not quite, the Idiot says. The moment is a small ruby, like so many moments marbling this entrancing production.” -LA Weekly
“This is an epic play, filled with a good deal of symbolism, poetry and humor. There are internal struggles of sexuality, identity and faith, and with a running time of nearly three hours, it never feels overwrought or excessive. Director Bart DeLorenzo pulls together three completely different styles in a beautiful way.” -LifeInLA.com
“DeLorenzo stages the kaleidoscopic goings on with his usual insightful and visually dynamic flair … ensemble work is powerful and strikingly versatile.” -Stage and Cinema
“The cast here is excellent; the play is both entertaining and possessed of an undeniable intelligence, and DeLorenzo manages to move everything along at such a clip that its three hours length revealed at the closing comes as a complete surprise.” -workingauthor.com
“_Passion Play _is an excellent and memorable production, well worth the time of any theatre lover.” -_Talkin’ Broadway _* *
“[This] long-awaited Los Angeles premiere under the steady hand of director Bart DeLorenzo offers a welcome introduction to this cauldron boiling over with intriguing ideas and sure theatrical instincts.” —Hollywood Reporter
“A wonderfully-realized and engaging production.” —BlogCritics
“Not only is the writing genius, but the acting by the entire cast is mesmerizing.” —LaLaScoop

Description

Written by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Bart DeLorenzo

Running time is two hours and 50 minutes, with one intermission.