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talhotblond Reviews

Ruskin Group Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

32 ratings
4.2 average rating
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10 reviews
48 stars
attended Mar 21 2014

Brilliant production, I highly recommend it!
We chose this play for our Friday night date because it was based on a true story, it had a modern and timely theme (the dangers of online dating / chatting) and because I was familiar with the story....continued

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155 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 06 2014

It is magical to bring this story into a very small theatre with very limited moving spaces and although almost everybody know about this tragic murder story, but this group of fantastic casts of the Ruskin theatre has done very fantastic job to...continued

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143 reviews
-21 stars
attended May 02 2014

....truly a masterpiece performance by an accomplished group of actors detailing the one truth of on-line dating...that most people do not look like their pictures...

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jane Red Velvet
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55 reviews
52 stars
attended Mar 30 2014

Very good acting and moved quickly.

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52 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 29 2014

The cast is fine. The script is terrible. Bad dialogue. Terrible structure and pacing. The audience knows what's up and how it will all end 15 minutes in and has to sit through another hour to get there. Stay away.

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14 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 21 2014

Somewhat similar to a play, called The Nether, which I saw at the Kirk Douglas a few months ago. Bottom line lesson = what you see is not what you necessarily get when your viewing on the internet. All actors were strong, especially for me the...continued

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 26 2014

Well worth the evening. Easy parking and access, limited seating so get there at least 15 min. ahead. The show was an innovative production with the internet connection between the characters. Excellent characterizations of all the cast and...continued

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193 reviews
18 stars
attended May 09 2014

Got too repetitive for about 15 minutes with the same essential scene being replayed. Lost its pacing and could have been much better if shorter.

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74 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 06 2014

I liked it more than I thought I would. Truly a cautionary tale about what can happen on the internet. The scene sequences could be confusing at times, but overall it held your attention until the surprise ending. Based on an actual event.

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52 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 15 2014

Acting & production were superb. story dragged a bit, the outcome was predictable.

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36 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 21 2014

Very interesting story. Good acting and storytelling! The story didn't seem to drag on as some other reviewers mentioned. The similarities between the events just reflected the time it took for the events to unfold. At no point did it seem...continued

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26 reviews
15 stars
attended Mar 14 2014

The play was interesting, but it's took too long to show the point, which made is a little too slow.
The actors did awesome job: especially The Wife - full of emotions.
Nice idea to show online chat.

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18 reviews
15 stars
attended May 04 2014

The Ruskin is a comfortable and small theatre--not a bad seat in the house. I would definitely return to the venue.

The lurid and tension-filled premise of the play, a "ripped from the headlines" dramatization of real events, was very compelling...continued

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16 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 22 2014

We are supporters of Ruskin. "Talhotbonde" was up to their usual
standards, except for the youngest actor who could not compare
with the rest of the cast.

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9 reviews
39 stars
attended Apr 04 2014

Wonderful acting. Enjoyed the play very much. Would highly recommend.

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6 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 05 2014

Really liked the venue, Great little theatre! The play was really well done, dramatic, funny and creative and I would definitely recommend seeing it. Also parking and access was a breeze and most importantly, every seat was good, so don't worry...continued

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3 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 27 2014

Based on a true story. Very well done.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 23 2014

I liked the play as did the two people who attended with me, but I was extremely disappointed in the actress who played Tommy's wife. While "Tommy" occasionally mumbled and could not be heard, the actress playing his wife could hardly be heard at...continued

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 12 2014

A few minor prop glitches but the cast worked like troopers. Great casting for all characters. Talhotblnd could have been formulaic, but went outside the expected with a controversial ending. And taken from the headlines makes this performance...continued

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