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City Garage at Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
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16 events
13 reviews
14 stars
They had pay what you want for beverages
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16 events
13 reviews
14 stars
The weather was sunny. I wore nick slacks, blouse and cardigan.
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"The Conduct of Life"
24 ratings
3.3 average rating
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657 events
377 reviews
-336 stars
attended Jul 11 2014

The intense physical dedication of the male lead is impressive and juicy There are comic relief moments, but this is an exploration of the impact of government-sponsored covert (and not) violence on a wide circle of people related to the...continued

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45 events
29 reviews
16 stars
attended Jul 12 2014

Strong show, small theater. Dark Drama and acting was good. This show is not for the faint of heart and the interplay between the actors is INTENSE! Do see this and sit 10 feet from the actors!

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Vonpato Drake Red Velvet
89 events
9 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 12 2014

It was a thrilling experience!!

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Quotes & Highlights

  • “A compact but brutal tour de force about the human capacity for violence, Maria Irene Fornes’ 1985 Obie Award–winning play The Conduct of Life has a timeless relevance.” — Mayank Keshaviah, LA Weekly
  • “Although this sounds like a difficult play to watch, Frédérique Michel’s directing talent and creative eye made it mesmerizing and easy to watch. The acting is superb. Besides being well done and beautifully written, I think this is a socially valuable play to see.” —Rose Desana, The Los Angeles Post
  • “… a ferocious rendering in director Frederique Michel’s fitfully stylized staging. The production to its credit is undeniably chilling, with the work’s omnipresent tone of dread rendered with feverish skill.” —Paul Birchall, Stage Raw
  • “This challenging feminist critique of annihilating machismo benefits from the sturdy, subtle subtext supplied by an alert and mature company. … Michel and her troupe elicit complexity in suggesting both motivation and culpability.” —Myron Meisel, The Hollywood Reporter


This show contains adult themes and situations. It is recommended for mature audiences.