Thriller The Collector from Ruskin Group Theatre Company
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The last date listed for The Collector was Friday April 2, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Set in the nightclub of a small, backwater town somewhere South of the Border, El Grande De Coca Cola is a hilarious look at small-town life and big-time entertainment. Pepe Hernandez boasts in the local press that he's bringing a group of international cabaret stars to town, thanks to help of his uncle, the manager of the local Coca-Cola bottling plant. But when Pepe's plans don't exactly come together, his "Parade of the Stars" has a different look. Don't miss this timeless comedy that has been entertaining audiences for more than 30 years! Learn More
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Both actors were excellent but for a two man play over two hours was just too long because too many of the scenes were basically the same theme over and over and it just got to the point where I said enough is enough-get to the end that we all knew was coming. There was no essential change in the characters poistions from start to finish-just the same thing over and over.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Impeccable performance...I was simply bowled over. In my view, Dane Zinter could become this generation's Meryl Streep. You've got to see it for yourself...well worth your time and attention!" --Santa Monica Daily Press
- "Outstanding...gripping the audience with its ever-mounting aura of quiet danger. Gutsy and multi-layered performances. It should not be missed." --reviewplays.com
JOHN FOWLES (Writer) has been celebrated as one of the most seductive storytellers of the late twentieth century. He burst from obscurity with the spectacular debut of his first novel, The Collector. John finished his first draft in a month, but spent more than a year making revisions before showing it to his agent. When the paperback rights were sold in the spring of that year it was close to the highest price that had hitherto been paid for a first novel. The Collector was also optioned and became a film in 1965. Over the next two decades, the books rolled out: The Magus, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Aristos, The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa, A Maggot, and a host of critically acclaimed dramatic translations and penetrating essays. The appearance of each of Fowles’ romantic and fiercely intellectual works became a major literary event.
EDWARD EDWARDS (Director) has worked on Broadway in Mike Nichols production of Streamers and played the title role in The Nerd. In Los Angeles his theatre credits include Another Part of the Forest at The Ahmanson, Porgy and Bess at LA Opera and The Hasty Heart at Pacific Resident Theatre, for which he won the Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. Edward has worked on nine feature films including the David Fincher project The Social Network, which opens 2010.
MARK HEALY (Playwright) adapted The Collector for stage. His writing credits include a translation of Racine’s Britannicus, and John Fowles The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Jane Austen’s Persuasions, Sense and Sensibility and Dracula, as well as Lord of the Undead.