Mutiny 063009

Mutiny At Port Chicago Reviews

Ruskin Group Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

33 ratings
4.6 average rating
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13 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 09 2009

The actors were excellent. The story was informative and followed the real-life facts.
This play is a great vehicle to promote activism
around this event. I want to see the survivors
cleared and have made it known to my congress...continued

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25 reviews
8 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 in greater detail on the conflicts and drama of the trial.

For example,...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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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 17 2009

During WWII at Port Chicago near San Francisco, Black enlisted men in the Navy were forced to load ships with deadly weapons even after 320 men were killed in an explosion.The men were willing to fight in the war, but the Navy was racially biased...continued

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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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189 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 11 2009

This new play is about true events that occured during World War II. Given the very limited stage and the fairly large cast I thought it was very well-done. There were some excellent performances. I have a couple of caveats. One, I thought there...continued

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46 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 19 2009

This is a true story of a 1944 explosion in the San Francisco bay area at an ammunitions loading area during World War II. It follows the actions, arrests, and courtmartial of 50 black seamen. The entire production should be required attendance...continued

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15 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 26 2009

The content, accuracy, and presentation of this historic event is EXCELLENT. 5 Star. The actors were excellent. I will be going again and taking more people with me.

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15 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 02 2009

This was my second time going to see this play. It is aa gripping tale of one of our nation's biggest secrets. I encourage everyone to see this the writing is excellent, and the actors do a outstanding performance.

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68 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 31 2009

This little play housed in an out of the way but well put together little space at the Santa Monica Airport is a revelation! I actually saw the play twice! It's a slice of American history everyone should know about, well written and well acted by...continued

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42 reviews
15 stars
attended Aug 07 2009

Staging and pacing was perfect. Some of the actors flew above the others, but still overall an extremely touching, informative and emotional play.

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27 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 09 2009

interesting theatre. the play was worth seeing.
thanks to the cast.

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16 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 12 2009

Excellent acting in this interesting play about a little known tragedy of WW2. Small theater makes for an intimate setting and powerful experience.

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16 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 07 2009

Well acted theatre - the cast was excellent and gave it their all.

This is an interesting piece of California history that many people are unaware of.

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14 reviews
52 stars
attended Jul 24 2009

great acting, interesting story

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12 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 02 2009

My father was in the Navy and stationed in the Port Chicago area at the time of the explosions. He told me about it and that aroused my desire to know more. I then read Robert Allen's account in his book the "Port Chicago Mutiny" so I was really...continued

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10 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 08 2009

I would highly recommend this event. The acting and story were riveting. It is a small intimate theater with plenty free parking. It is well worth attending

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9 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 31 2009

The play and the actors were amazing. This was a moment of history that everyone should know about.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 07 2009

Play was well written. Great cast. Ruskin Theatre is small theatre, amazing what they did the set.
Interesting subject matter about Port Chicago and the Munity.

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7 reviews
25 stars
attended Jul 25 2009

Well staged and acted. Beautiful black men! A great evening out and a lesson on an incident that many have likely never even heard of. See it!

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