Venue Details

27 Star Starred
The Matrix Theatre
between N Spaulding and N Stanley 7657 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-852-1445
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Member Tips

KC
Casual/upscale
info Mar 27 2009 star this tip starred
KC
Street parking or valet. either is fine
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KC
No food or drink allowed in theater (there is an upscale burger joint next door)
info Mar 27 2009 star this tip starred
KC
Great experience, small theater fits about 100
info Mar 27 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
8 oz Burger Bar is adjacent to the theater
info Mar 29 2009 star this tip starred
Loretta K.
Street parking is hard. We valet.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.8 average rating
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2 reviews
17 stars
attended Mar 26 2009

I thoroughly enjoyed this performance from beginning to end! It, made me think, laugh, and squirm in my seat. Acting, directing, writing, and staging were amazing! I... continued

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28 events
6 reviews
15 stars
attended Mar 26 2009

Beautiful cast, great acting and just an overall great production!
And the stage design was quite impressive -- like that of a movie.
Story line was quite interesting... continued

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Jon
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 27 2009

Go see this play. You will not be disappointed -- it has one of the best scenes I've ever seen near the end of the first act. It's a little slow getting to that point... continued

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Description

In this new play from Lydia R. Diamond, one of America’s freshest and most dynamic voices, an upper class African American family vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard wrestles with parental expectations, sibling rivalry, and issues of class and race. Sensitive Kent LeVay and his slick brother Flip see their weekend at the family home as the perfect opportunity to introduce their girlfriends to their parents. Instead, they stumble onto a domestic powder keg of prejudice, hypocrisy and family secrets.

About the Ticket Supplier: Matrix Theatre Company

The Matrix Theatre Company endeavors to build a creative environment that nurtures and feeds the needs of the theatre professional. In the process, we have explored a variety of theatrical genres and styles, constantly challenging both actor and audience.

We are honored that our innovative technique has been critically acclaimed and rewarded --including numerous Ovations, L.A. Weekly awards, Drama-Logue awards, Backstage Garland awards and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) awards. Our LADCC awards include consecutive Outstanding Production awards for The Tavern(1993), The Seagull (1994), The Homecoming (1995), Outstanding Ensemble for Mad Forest (1996), and 4 LADCC awards for The Water Children (1998). The Birthday Party (2001), named Best Revival Production by the L.A. Weekly, received numerous nominations and awards, including five LADCC nominations.

We look forward to seeing you at the theatre.