A child left behind 101512

A Child Left Behind Reviews

Ruskin Group Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

14 ratings
4.8 average rating
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25 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 18 2012

Powerful play, beautifully performed.

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93 reviews
48 stars
attended Nov 08 2012

An interesting and energetic solo performance about teaching in the public school system in LA. There are 2 major strands to the play: one is the actor's experiences as a teacher (this is the dominant story) and the other is his experience being a...continued

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Amina Red Velvet
148 events
13 reviews
668 stars
attended Dec 13 2012

Awesome, energetic, inspiring work on the hypocrisy of public education!

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72 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 15 2012

This is a one-man show. Always risky as success/failure depends on just that one person. However, he was great, switching from one persona to another with ease. I went for the autism, but it takes a backseat to teaching. Set is minimal and no...continued

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19 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 06 2012

Profoundly moving look at one teacher's experience w/in the dubious world of LAUSD. Combined with the performer's heartfelt frustrations of raising a son with Aspergers, enough humor, and dram-this was a very compelling evening.

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18 reviews
23 stars
attended Dec 06 2012

Excellent. My friend and I are teachers, so we really liked the content, but it was very well written and acted - funny, touching. The theater space is charming & intimate and very unique, you can even hear planes landing at the Santa Monica...continued

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 15 2012

This is a fantastic one man show who plays multiple roles as he conveys his frustration at the LAUSD for focusing on test on test scores rather than the success of the child, how inner-city children get lost in the system and have a low percentage...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 15 2012

Well written, well acted and well stated look at education today- from many perspectives. The one man show has you step into the teacher, principal, student, parent and child in today's LA schools and in many families across this country. If you...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 06 2012

Must see!!!! Should be presented at the beginning of each new school year and I don't mean just in the disadvantaged areas of the city. The advantaged areas need to see what students, teachers and parents face each day. Not being in the...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 29 2012

This show was taut, well written (informative and insightful) and performed with 100% conviction. It deals with the stress of being a teacher and the pressures of being a parent to a child with autism. Both subjects are handled excellently. ...continued

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