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at Orange Ave 5041 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019
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6 reviews
6 stars
We parked for free on a sunday in a side street that didn't have meters anyway.
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6 reviews
6 stars
The weather was raindy. I wore casual. It's cold in Theater, Theater so take a light sweater. I wasn't that cold, but girls in my party were..
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93 ratings
4.7 average rating
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29 reviews
13 stars
attended Apr 01 2011

Strong performances by all 4 actors. Jon Bernthal excellent as a New Joy-zey type mook. Nice comedic moments that had strong laughter from all in the audience - unusual for this play written as a drama. The laughter wouldn't have happened...continued

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attended Apr 02 2011

So good, I saw it twice last weekend! And was immensely entertained both times. The cast is marvelous. Amazing individual acting performances by each member of the ensemble. And the writing is fantastic - visceral, thought provoking,...continued

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25 reviews
23 stars
attended May 07 2011

Acting was excellent, and the actors were well-cast. The play itself contained a nice surprise and was well-plotted, if a bit implausible under closer inspection.

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Quotes & Highlights

“John Pollono’s one-act play packs a powerful punch…grip(s) the viewer with a storyline that is both shocking and sobering” —LA Weekly
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Ovation Recommended


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