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Burn This Reviews

Ruskin Group Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)

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55 ratings
4.1 average rating
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27 reviews
34 stars
attended Feb 15 2009

Amazing acting - very well done. Small intimate theate. I have been several times and never disappointed.

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21 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 14 2009

The Ruskin Group Theatre Co. chooses the best plays, and the best actors to perform in them. This is the way theatre was meant to be, intimate and enveloping.

I give Burn This, 4 out of 4 stars however, I do not think the stars are cooperating.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 14 2009

Well acted, nice theater. Will definitely go back for other shows.

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 08 2009

More of a 2.5. It was little better than "ok", but not as good as "I liked it". I heard great things about the play, but was a little disappointed. Anna and Burton were not crisp, and the necessary passion between Pale and Anna was missing. The...continued

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94 reviews
42 stars
attended Mar 20 2009

What an enjoyable evening! This is the 3rd show I have seen at the Ruskin, and I love the intimacy of the theater, you feel like you are part of the show. Anna was played by Alexis Boozer, and she was just fantastic, as was Aaron Misakian as...continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 21 2009

The direction of the play was adequate. I enjoyed the intimate setting, and the staging of the play. However,it took awhile to see where they were going with this piece. In addition, the actors rushed through their lines in the first two scenes....continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 21 2009

Two of the characters -- Jimmy (Pale) and Larry were quite good. Burton and Anna were so-so. There was more 'stepping on each other's lines' than I would have expected, and even some times when it appeared that lines had been forgotten.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 13 2009

I saw "Burn This" twice. I enjoyed it the first time - the 2nd time was two weeks later and I enjoyed the show even more. If you've been in a relationship, you can relate to at least certain plot points of the play. Marisa Petroro was excellent as...continued

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73 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 22 2009

Good acting, expecially the gay character who really held this play together. I feel the excessive use of 4-letter words unnecessary especially the "f" word. Believe it or not it's actually possible to express anger using a more varied...continued

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24 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 19 2009

My husband and I went to a Sunday matinee show and had a nice time. Very casual atmosphere, but professional and friendly. Our performance of Anna was played by the understudy and she really didn't fit the character like the rest of the cast. I am...continued

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 01 2009

I thought this play was fantastic. The theater was really small, which added to the experience. Every guest was in either the first or second row (seats are in an L around the stage). At points during the show, I felt like a "fly on the wall"...continued

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CJ
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10 reviews
10 stars
attended Mar 14 2009

The play was a decent outing for the price. The play itself was intelligently written. As an African American I could have done without the use of the word "n*gga" in the script. Seemed as if the entire audience (which was not African American)...continued

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52 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 01 2009

I really like this theatre and am never disappointed by their excellent work. This was well worth seeing and my guest (an actress), who had seen the original cast with Malkovich on Broadway said that they delivered fine performance, while...continued

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46 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 05 2009

A top-notch performance--I would rate it 5 stars! The trip to Santa Monica from the valley was easy, there is ample free parking at the theatre, the seats are very comfortable. The acting was excellent--we happened to go on a day when 2...continued

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117 reviews
20 stars
attended Apr 19 2009

We absolutely enjoyed this production. I would highly recomment it.

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86 reviews
31 stars
attended Mar 22 2009

The Ruskin is a wonderful place to see anything, but they often present better plays than this one.

I thought the acting was generally ok, although I, also, was a bit weary with seeing yet another flaming-gay portrayal presented as if it were...continued

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43 reviews
64 stars
attended Feb 28 2009

We were very impressed with the calibre of acting in this play.

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16 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 03 2009

My friend and I have a very lovely evening. This play is worth seeing. Funny...funny...funny.

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14 reviews
13 stars
attended May 01 2009

Great play. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Cast was wonderful, story interesting, and a great venue.

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12 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 29 2009

The venue is great - very intimate... You are practically on the stage with the actors. Good story - intense performances. A quality production at and good value.

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