George Bernard Shaw's Comedy The Doctor's Dilemma
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The last date listed for The Doctor's Dilemma was Saturday November 24, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Join everybody's favorite holiday humbug, Ebenezer Scrooge, on a fantastical journey that celebrates the spirit of the season as A Noise Within presents Charles Dickens' beloved story A Christmas Carol, as adapted by the company's own Geoff Elliott. This holiday show tells the story of surly miser Scrooge, whose cold heart has isolated him from his community and the spirit of Christmas. Watch as visits from Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future send Scrooge on his transformational journey to rejoin the world, find redemption and discover what it means to be fully human. Bring the whole family and revel in this joyous, holiday tradition. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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Just like in life, nothing turns out as you thought it would in this play. The subject of medical scarcity seemed very up to date, despite the early 1900s setting. The actors were fine; particularly the artist, who was gleefully immoral. Plenty of free parking at the Metro station, and well-placed signage led you to the theater.
Quotes & Highlights
- “A wonderfully wrought production that has taken Shaw’s best and made it even better.” --ArtsinLA
- "Director Dámaso Rodríguez and a ready cast ride Shaw’s hobbyhorse themes at a full gallop, blowing past the piece’s occasional stodginess with sheer comical verve ... this solid production honors Shaw in all his puckishness and spleen." --Los Angeles Times
Harley Street doctor Sir Colenso Ridgeon’s revolutionary tuberculosis treatment remains experimental and his resources restricted to ten selected patients. The arrival of the striking and persuasive Jennifer Dubedat, desperate to save the life of her brilliant artist husband, nevertheless prompts Ridgeon to invite the young couple to a dinner where he and his colleagues may assess the merits of the case. Beguiled by the charismatic Dubedat and his lovely wife, they concur that his is a life worth saving, even at the expense of another. Yet no sooner are the medics congratulating themselves in their decision, than they are confronted by Dubedat’s questionable morality. Meanwhile, their impoverished colleague Blenkinsop, the most worthy but least exceptional of the lot, reveals himself in dire need of treatment. Disturbingly funny and psychologically incisive, Bernard Shaw’s The Doctor’s Dilemma takes on with an irreverent glee the dubious ethics of the men who play God.
About the Ticket Supplier: A Noise Within
A Noise Within (ANW) was founded in 1992. In 2011, after a successful capital campaign, A Noise Within relocated from Glendale to a new, state-of-the-art theatre facility in the former Stuart Pharmaceutical Building in Pasadena. Over the past 20 years, A Noise Within has achieved prominence among Southern California's best theatres by producing world-class productions of classic playwright as well as modern interpretations of classical texts.