Venue Details

99 Star Starred
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-397-3244
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Member Tips

JimmySee
Casual
info Aug 03 2009 star this tip starred
JimmySee
Inexpensive
info Aug 03 2009 star this tip starred
JimmySee
Lots of free parking at the theater
info Aug 03 2009 star this tip starred
Corrina L.
Only one cafe close to the theatre.
info Aug 10 2009 star this tip starred
kathyik
They serve wine, bottled drinks and homemade cookies
info Aug 10 2009 star this tip starred
DLucretia
There was plenty of free parking
info Sep 25 2009 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

33 ratings
4.6 average rating
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23 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 01 2009

Hard working cast -- but the crux of the conflict was played out in the second act - the trial. I believe the whole first act could have been scrubbed in order to focus... continued

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19 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 11 2009

Interesting tale, well acted with impressive staging. I recommend it.

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1 review
3 stars
attended Jul 26 2009

An extremely intersting afternoon. The acting and production were great as was the discussion afterwards with the writer. Recommended

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Website

http://ruskingrouptheatre.com/mainstage.html

Description

Jolted in the night, San Francisco’s East Bay residents attempted to shield themselves from shattering windows as the sky blazed.  320 people were killed, 400 more were injured, and everything within a one mile radius was destroyed in a flash.  50 survivors were imprisoned for mutiny.  If you have not heard about the worst home front military disaster in our history, you will now know why.  If you had already known about it, you will find out that there is still much more to the story.    

Ruskin Group Theatre Company presents the world premiere*_ *of*_ _*_Mutiny at Port Chicago, written and directed by Paul Leaf.

Paul Leaf (Director) is a multi-award winner (Peabody Award for _Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys and for his production of _Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force).  He has directed numerous productions, receiving recognition for his work as a screenwriter and producer as well.  On Broadway, Paul has worked with Moss Hart and Elia Kazan, and Off-Broadway/regionally he has worked with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, NY Shakespeare Festival, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theater, and Goodspeed Opera.