Stephen Metcalfe's The Tragedy of the Commons, with Brian Kerwin
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After dazzling audiences in New York and Boston -- and winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical revival -- this exciting new staging of Pippin comes to the Pantages. This updated version of the Broadway classic infuses the production with amazing acrobatics and wondrous magical feats, along with the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, award-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell. With classic songs "Corner of the Sky," "No Time at All," "Magic to Do" and "Extraordinary," and recreated versions of Bob Fosse's original choreography, this sexy and sophisticated version of Pippin tells the story of the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, who goes on a death-defying journey to find meaning in life. He encounters love, sex, war and politics, and must ultimately choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory. Learn More
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“Superlative cast … [a] thought-provoking production.” -_Backstage (Critic’s Pick)
“Superlative production … outstanding work by the ensemble and director.” —Total Theater _
“This is the best play I’ve seen in a long time with rich characters, lyric language and a pace that doesn’t let up. It’s well worth a trip” – _CurtainUp _
“A must see-searing drama”-_LA Splash _
“Metcalfe has written a thoughtful bit of prose about the tragedies that shape our common lives, and the Ruskin has done it justice”—Laist (Recommended)
“Riveting, emotionally sustained…must see play”—_Santa Monica Mirror _
“Kerwin’s performance attains true greatness. Pitch perfect…powerful piece of Los Angeles theater at its best”—StageSceneLA (Recommended)
“Cast…all terrific. Every midsize and larger nonprofit company within LA, OC and VC should be looking at this production. The classic it most resembles is The Cherry Orchard. The intimacy of the Ruskin helps (Director and ensemble) delineate the play’s many nuances…this could become a great play” –Don Shirley, _LA Stage Times _
“Engrossing play…intelligent and well-performed production—-something you can always count on at the excellent Ruskin Group Theatre”—_San Diego Jewish World _