Stephen Metcalfe's The Tragedy of the Commons, with Brian Kerwin
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The last date listed for The Tragedy of the Commons was Sunday November 20, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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A Jewish family's tension between identity and spirituality boils over in Robin Russin's comedic drama The Face in the Reeds. When Christina's family gathers for its annual dinner celebrating Passover, it sparks a heated debate that moves between the true meaning of the holiday and starkly existential topics such as the value of life and the shadow of death that symbolically "passes over" their house. The cumulative effect is a poignant, frequently funny rumination on freedom, family, forgiveness, and what we owe to our faith, our past and or tribe in spite of what we actually believe. 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 _