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Promenade Playhouse
at Santa Monica Blvd 1404 Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Plenty of parking structures off 4th and 2nd street near the venue.
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The weather was unimportant -- it's inside.. I wore a jacket in the theater because the air-conditioning was strong..
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Reviews & Ratings

28 ratings
3.9 average rating
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10 reviews
3 stars
attended May 13 2007

I laughed so much that my face hurt when I left the theatre! Both Ilia Volok and David Laird Scott are amazingly talented, and gave a wonderful, high energy performance.

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41 reviews
14 stars
attended Jan 26 2008

The two actors did a great job with what they had. Cute idea, a few cute jokes. However, most of the jokes were pretty silly and even juvenile at times - sexual double meanings, wordplay ("Fakav" was overused, etc.) Not as clever as I would have...continued

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10 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 22 2007

Funny! The theater itself, thought, might need a little face lift.

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Website

http://www.fakovinamerica.com/

Quotes & Highlights

" …a wacky, warm-hearted parable, and both its talented stars are going places." -Los Angeles Times
“Hilarious!” —NoHo News
“A neatly performed love letter to the American Way.”-Backstage West

Description

Fakov in America, aka The Russians Are Here! is a comedy starring and written by Ilia Volok and David Laird Scott. This firecracker of a play is about a young Russian farmer named Ilia Pushkin Fakov (played by Volok) who comes to America pursuing the American Dream. After a series of job failures, Ilia meets a young woman who helps procure his dream job of working at a zoo cleaning the cage of the world-famous Gorilla Bubbles. Mayhem ensues when Ilia sets Gorilla Bubbles free. His life takes many directions before he finally finds that the secret to success is closer to home than he thought. In this two-man, one-act play, David Laird Scott plays the more than 15 characters Ilia encounters along the way.