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Rebecca's Gamble Reviews

Theatrecraft Playhouse (Los Angeles, CA)

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32 ratings
4.0 average rating
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366 reviews
-375 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Uneven acting and writing, but the good stuff is really good. Unfortunately, the lead actress was one of the weakest links. Both she and her dialogue seemed very stiff and forced. The two opposing attorneys were quite strong actors (especially...continued

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149 reviews
474 stars
attended Aug 09 2013

Definitely worth seeing. Interesting plot and good performances all around.

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73 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

Very high-quality production with a storyline that held my interest and raised interesting ethical questions to ponder. The actors for the most part were very believable, especially the two lawyers and the defendant. The jury involvement, while a...continued

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10 reviews
52 stars
attended Oct 05 2013

I don't know which was worse, the script or the acting. The prosecutor was so bad he was almost laughable. Only two actors, the defense atty and the hospital assistant, should be allowed on a stage.

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Entertaining evening, with interesting themes.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

This was our first time at theatercraft play house and it will not be our last . The play was unique with an accomplished large cast...time went by quickly . The venue was theater in the round ,comfortable seats well lighted and looking as if it...continued

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62 reviews
16 stars
attended Sep 01 2013

Nice little theatre! The play was interesting. The two lead attorneys
were terrific. Thought all of the other actors were over the top and
were indicating like crazy and not in the moment. Had some problems
with the direction, but really like...continued

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Barbara Ann Gowan
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47 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 09 2013

My husband and I found the play very interesting. We learned much about Cryonics. The cast of actors were terrific. Very well done!
Go see it!

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25 reviews
57 stars
attended Aug 09 2013

Loved the premise and the engaging topic. The prosecuting attorney was the standout for me, his performance was excellent. The "American Gigolo" look-a-like defender seemed to stumble several times with his lines, but lovely eye candy. The...continued

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13 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

The play was fantastic. It had a very unique premise, was thought provoking throughout, and kept your attention through all the witnesses, closing arguments, and the final verdict. All actors were great in their roles, and it was interesting to...continued

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9 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 25 2013

well written, well acted, riveting and timely play! No day-dreaming during this performance. Audience participation adds to the fun.
This is as must see.

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 09 2013

Interesting intellectual, moral discussion. Not so good as theatre. A lot of melodrama in the writing, acting and directing.

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8 reviews
26 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

This play is worth seeing and the acting was very good by all of the cast. Be prepared to stay in your seat until the 15 minute break as it is a court room scene. Interesting and definitely worth the Goldstar ticket

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7 reviews
11 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

The acting was wonderful. How DO they remember all those lines??? Some members of the audience are chosen to decide the verdict. The theater is small and intimate and set up in a square, so no matter where you sit you get a birds-eye view. The...continued

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

Fascinating story & very well acted. Theater in the round with audience participation!! Fun evening with thought provoking topic.

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 02 2013

Our party found it delightful. An interesting scientific problem presented in a criminal trial. Story and theories emerged as the witnesses each gave their own ideas. Managed to have action and movement, even though limited by court format. Great...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

Rebecca's Gamble offers up the intriguing topic of cryogenics and uses a courtroom to explore its theory, practice, moral and religious implications. There's a little too much testimony at times but the cast does an excellent job presenting the...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 09 2013

The play needed serious editing. It was WAY TOO LONG. It also had no emotional content--presented both arguments well, but there was no emotional connection to the outcome or the protagonist. Some of the characters were classic stereotypes--I...continued

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bellefan
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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

This is an engaging show with a very interesting cadre of characters and a wonderfully unique ending! I like stories where I'm asked to suspend moral judgment until the whole truth is unveiled, and this piece from writers Art Shulman and Rober...continued

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3 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 19 2013

A stimulating play that challenges its audience and dares to confront the touchy subject of cryonics which will someday be more than mere science fiction. Presented in the round it's a show that draws the audience into a very interesting court...continued

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