Ricky Jay: A Rogue's Gallery - An Evening of Conversation and Performance
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The last date listed for Ricky Jay: A Rogue's Gallery - An Evening of Conversation and Performance was Friday January 8, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Ruth Draper was a pioneering actress in the early 20th century, taking the stage with only a chair, table and shawl as her props and transforming into myriad characters during her monologues. Now Academy Award-nominated actress Annette Bening is stepping into Draper's shoes and performing some of her most famous monologues, including The Italian Lesson, Doctors and Diets and A Debutante at a Dance. Bening is known for her roles in American Beauty, The Kids Are All Right, Mars Attacks and Running with Scissors. Now you can watch her play a harried society woman, debutante and etiquette instructor all in one night of Ruth Draper's Monologues. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from JD Gordon
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Ricky Jay is, as we'd say in Boston, wicked awesome. I'd go so far as to say he's wicked pissa awesome. He may even be, like Bill Irwin, something of a national treasure: heir, curator and master practitioner of a multifaceted set of traditions and crafts--storytelling not least.
So how--and I'm continuing my rhetoric, so don't jump in-- how could he and David Mamet have missed the mark?
Well, instead of making this an autobiographical show about an extraordinary life and a passionate enthusiasm for all things showman stitched together with breathtaking, lyrical, personal magic it...wasn't.
Just enough great magic to point us in the vague direction of the brink. Just enough emotional connection and personal history to make us see the show this could have been. But like one of the Barnum-esque automatans Jay mentioned in his interesting histories, there was no soul beneath the skin.
Those who haven't seen this production should bide their time and use Ricky Jay YouTube clips as methadone for their Jay addiction. I wish I could tell you to see this show.
A Rogue’s Gallery – An Evening of Conversation and Performance
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The Geffen Playhouse is the only Los Angeles theater to host this internationally lauded performer in a decade. All previous productions have sold out – don’t miss this innovative new show before it heads to New York.