Venue Details

99 Star Starred
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-397-3244
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You can have dinner at Typhoon or The Hump before the show.
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Ron Di Costanzo
Casual
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the reflective viewer
Free....you could park across the street to be nearer this theater
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Pat Savarese
Large aprtking lot-free
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Pat Savarese
Ate at Typhoon -okay
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Pat Savarese
Large parking lot - free
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.4 average rating
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235 events
93 reviews
40 stars
attended Feb 26 2010

Oh my God, I was on the edge of my seat the entire performance, and was totally drained by the play's conclusion. The tension was so thick, and Frederick so eerily calm,... continued

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24 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

WOW! I had low expectations because this play is at Ruskin's "smaller" space - but it was incredible! Both actors are utterly believable in their roles and give... continued

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190 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 20 2010

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... continued

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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 _

Description

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.