Douglas Adams' Time-Travel Romantic Comedy Dirk at Lankershim Arts Center
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The last date listed for Dirk was Sunday December 3, 2006 / 2:00pm.
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
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Featured review from Cassandra
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Well produced. The set, the costumes, the multi media interactions, the talented cast,and the smooth direction make this show. The problem was the script itself. The writers seemed too attached to the book, making it for a loooong night. The first act was almost entirely expository. Although the film projections on the upstage wall were clever perfection, they did not forward the story. They only made it longer. Kudos to the actors and director for their efforts and commitment. The writers, however, may want to rethink the important differences between film, prose and theatre.
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"Dirk" is one of the most inventive productions I have seen. It is funny and thought provoking with a terrific cast of excellent actors. I have not seen such good acting in a long time. This could become a cult hit and is not to be missed.
Quotes & Highlights
“Hilarious… Douglas Adams’ immensely convoluted novel rendered delightfully stageworthy…an engrossing, often hilarious journey through the natural and supernatural realms!”_ —Daily Variety_
Starring Scot Burklin, Dennis Gersten, Carl J. Johnson, Ambre Low, Tripp Pickell, Daniel R. Vasquez, James K. Ward, and Heather Williams.
A 200-year old Greek pot. An ordinary modern salt cellar lodged inside. This is impossible (or at least inexplicable)! From the mind of Douglas Adams, who brought you The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes Dirk, a ghost/horror/detective/time-travel/romantic comedy/epic that begins with a seemingly innocent conjuring trick and ends with the most devastating secret of humankind!
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