Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for Play Without Words was Sunday May 29, 2005 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Ahmanson Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $70.00 - $79.00
- Our Price:
- $35.00 - $39.50
One of Broadway's most loved shows of 2013, The Trip to Bountiful, comes to the Ahmanson stage, starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams & Blair Underwood -- the same trio who starred in the TV film version of the show earlier this year. Tyson and Williams both headlined last year's Broadway production, which earned Tyson every major theatrical award, including the Tony. The Trip to Bountiful has a simple, relatable plot that's both heart-wrenching and inspiring: A spry widow living in a cramped apartment with her watchful son and daughter-in-law sneaks off on a secret journey to her beloved hometown of Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip becomes a life-changing journey. This hit Broadway production -- a revival of the original 1954 production -- inspired The Wall Street Journal's theater critic Terry Teachout to say, "I've never been more deeply moved by a theatrical production of any kind." Learn More
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“Just bring your eyes and ears, and marvel at the inventions of Mr. Bourne’s theatrical imagination.” New York Times
“A vibrant, wicked satire of class conflict and sexual desire set in Swinging Sixties London and told exclusively through movement and music.” London: The Times
“Funny, sexy, brilliantly stylish and blazingly original.” London Daily Telegraph
In a suave London home, an urbane master and his beautiful fiance welcome their new manservant, Prentice. What follows will change their lives forever — and prove a surprising truth about love.
Matthew Bourne’s Play Without Words was inspired by Joseph Losey’s film and based on “The Servant” by Robin Maugham. Music is by Terry Davies.
From the New York Times:
Best known here [in America] for his reinvention of “Swan Lake” as a psychosexual hybrid of Hitchcock’s “Birds” and an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog, Mr. Bourne’s brand of storytelling through dance — in which the themes are adult and the sex is fully acknowledged — has made his work hugely popular in Britain. "We have a lot of people being dragged along for the first time by friends who say, ‘I know you don’t like dance but you’ll enjoy this, I promise,’ " he said. “There’s a certain amount of winning over to be done. Sex, and humor, are important ways of doing it. Because once you’ve physically reacted, with a laugh or whatever, we’ve got you.”
Recommended for ages 13 and above.