Venue Details

12 Star Starred
City Garage at Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Theatre is in Bergamot Station--no services in immediate area.
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3.3 average rating
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377 reviews
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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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Vonpato Drake Red Velvet
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8 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 12 2014

It was a thrilling experience!!

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90 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 27 2014

Powerful presentation of a military man gone wrong. He kidnaps and terrorizes a young woman. He cannot relate well to his wife or others. The lead actor is very convincing and you become very scared of him.

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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.