Venue Details

16 Star Starred
The Lounge Theatre 2
6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-469-9988
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Member Tips

the reflective viewer
Street meters. Free most performance times.
info Feb 22 2010 star this tip starred
the reflective viewer
Good seat arrangement.
info Feb 22 2010 star this tip starred
the reflective viewer
Light snacks. Nothing right near by but plenty off Vine intersection.
info Feb 22 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Casual
info Feb 22 2010 star this tip starred
Anna Incs Lantsman
You can bring your own bottled drink inside
info Mar 08 2010 star this tip starred
Anna Incs Lantsman
Some seats were broken
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Reviews & Ratings

24 ratings
4.3 average rating
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168 events
118 reviews
498 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

Outstanding performances by both actors, but especially the nuanced performance by the female lead. I could easily imagine this beautifully written role going to... continued

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252 events
192 reviews
144 stars
attended Mar 27 2010

The female lead was outstanding & so believable. Very interesting how the music, train-travel, lighting, & photos projected in the background added so much to the storyline. Unfortunately, the venue was very hot & stuffy.

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104 events
99 reviews
212 stars
attended Feb 21 2010

Unexpectedly good.

It was just filler at a cheap price for a Sunday afternoon. Had no knowledge of play or playwright. Two people sit across from each other in a rail... continued

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Website

https://www.plays411.net/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=2194

Quotes & Highlights

GO! “Excellent…subtle but powerful.” —_LA Weekly _
“Berns is laudable.” —_Los Angeles Times _
The Unexpected Man is a memorable train ride towards theatrical excellence.” —_LA Splash _
“Happily unexpected…An unexpected delight.” -_SOCAL _
“Bright Eyes Productions’ superb presentation of The Unexpected Man offers an acting tour de force.” —_Tolucan Times _
“Reza’s artful play may persuade you that there is nothing of greater value in all the world than a brief encounter between strangers on a train.” —The New Yorker
“This is a subtle, touching work about lonely people who allow only their imaginations to run wild.” —NY Daily News
“…an elegant, witty little play full of sad observations about life and loneliness, about the ways fantasies can shape encounters.” —NY Post

Description

*Bright Eyes Productions

presents

The Unexpected Man *

Written by Yasmina Reza

Translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by David Robinson with Judy Jean Berns and Ronald Hunter