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Crown City Theatre
11031 Camarillo Street North Hollywood, CA 91602
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156 ratings
4.5 average rating
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153 reviews
485 stars
attended Oct 29 2011

A classic play expertly delivered.

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9 reviews
189 stars
attended Oct 18 2011

F-ing Enjoyable! I felt like I was back home in the Bronx! I could almost smell the sleezy bar. I wish I had got a beer before the show! Top notch from beginning to end and I was out the door by 9:20. This show has a lot of heart! I didn't...continued

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 23 2011

Excerpts of this play are often used for actor auditions because of its raw emotionality between a man and a woman. Juliet Landau and Matthew J. Williamson deliver on that raw emotionality. Both give powerful performances.

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“Director John McNaughton controls the near-surreal tone with a straightforward touch that heightens the humor and grabs us by the throat. As for Landau and Williamson, their attuned chemistry is a pleasure to witness.” —Los Angeles Times
“A truly great theatrical experience.” —
“Enjoy – this kicked serious theatrical ass!” —


The play revolves around the dilapidated lives of Danny and Roberta, two tortured strangers who meet by chance at a dive bar in the Bronx. Danny, an emotionally unstable, street brawling truck driver, and Roberta, a self-loathing, troubled woman, collide in a morbidly humorous, violent and vulgar fairy tale about a frightening and ultimately fascinating relationship.

Shanley describes this play as an Apache dance. Shanley dedicates the play to, “everyone in the Bronx who punched me or kissed me, and to everyone whom I punched or kissed.”

This play is not recommended for audience members younger than 15.