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Ark Theatre
1647 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035
323-969-1707
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attended Jun 08 2007

Soda Pop was the funniest Play I've seen in a long time. Lots of laughs
from beginning to end. Very creative and unique production and all the actors were top-notch!

It's what small theatre should be about!

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attended Jun 09 2007

What a fun performance! We enjoyed the music and dancing. The actors did a great job!

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8 stars
attended Jun 29 2007

This was one of "goldstars best", as I truly enjoyed this show. It was non stop humor and songs that takes you back to an innocent decade, that is really funny. I WILL see this one again. The actors were all so cute and really talented, I loved...continued

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Website

http://arktheatre.org/sodapop.html

Description

Since its humble genesis as a lab production at the University of Nebraska 18 years ago, Soda Pop has floored audiences with its odd blend of broad, stylized acting and zealous commitment to wringing truths from even the most absurd scenarios. Written by Los Angles actor and writer Jim Hanna (A Dish Served Cold, Corpus, Pelvic Variations), the play has blossomed into a nationwide sensation, appearing at numerous theatres across the country, including long-running productions in New York and Chicago (Hanna has even written a “family-friendly” version of Soda Pop that has been performed at countless high schools throughout the US).

With each successful production, the show has evolved as Hanna tweaks and updates the near melodrama of Soda Pop. The essence, however, always remains the same: gifted comic actors throwing themselves headlong into the preposterous tale.

After a 13 year absence from L.A. stages, the Ark Theatre is proud to present the latest iteration of this loud, hilarious and often inane musical excoriation of the 1950’s.

Hearts will sink, break and soar as Betty, Bobby, Mary, Jerry, Peggy, Joey, Susie, and Tommy scramble mightily for dates to the Prom at Thomas Jefferson Senior High. Audiences will tap toes, roar with laughter and question their very sanity as their memories of High School are mercilessly skewered. Featuring a talented cast of Ark Theatre veterans and newcomers, Soda Pop will shock with its brazenness and charm with its sweetness.

About the Ticket Supplier: Ark Theatre Company

The Ark Theatre Company, led by former Royal Shakespeare Company member Paul Wagar, is an ensemble of theatre professionals dedicated to the creation of outstanding theatre -- theatre with emotional weight, intelligence and passion. The company specializes in classical theatre, as well as contemporary plays that reflect the depth and interplay of language in classical works.