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18 Star Starred
Electric Lodge
between California Ave and Milwood Ave 1416 Electric Ave. Venice, CA 90291
310-827-5908
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4.8 average rating
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22 events
13 reviews
8 stars
attended May 31 2008

this show was one of the best we've seen this season anywhere! an absolute treat!

the story was wonderful along with great acting. sorry it didn't run longer, as we know many people that wanted to see it, but it closed.

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17 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended May 08 2008

Nicely done! Poignant performances all the way around!

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7 events
4 reviews
25 stars
attended May 25 2008

A performance this powerful deserves a bigger theater and bigger crowd! What a wonderful surprise it was! I went to see a favorite actress perform (Robyn Cohen), and was... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“A little laugh, a little cry, a touch of schmaltz. The plays of James Sherman have heart and skill. And they touch us with their gentle, tried and true sentiment.”  —Chicago Tribune

Description

This profound character study centers on the relationships of three generations of women as they struggle to establish themselves and their families over several decades in Chicago. These three Jewish women embody the journey of most women as they try to find their voice in an American scene that encompasses decades of struggle, uncertainty, hope and dreams.

James Sherman (playwright) is the author of Magic Time, The God of Isaac, Mr. 80%, The Escape Artist, Beau Jest, This Old Man Came Rolling Home, Jest A Second! and Romance in D. He began his career as a writer and performer with The Second City in Chicago and received an M.F.A. from Brandeis University. He has been a Playwright-in-Residence at Victory Gardens since 1986. Beau Jest was the most successful play in the theater’s 25-year history, playing for one year in Chicago, then two and a half years Off-Broadway and just last year made the leap from stage to film. His latest play, Affluenza!, premiered in 2003 at the Tony Award-nominated Victory Gardens. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Yaddo.

Howard Teichman (director) began his theatre career at Chicago’s Second City as a writer/creator/performer of a children’s show, Commedia. Recently, he received an LA Weekly nomination for Best Comedy Director for his Theatre 40 production of Daniel Goldfarb’s Broadway hit Modern Orthodox. He directed the critically acclaimed Theatre 40 production of Richard Martin Hirsch’s Atonement and Neil Simon’s Rumors. In 2005, he wrote, directed and starred in Simcha, chosen as “Pick of the Week” and a “GO” by LA Weekly. Other directing credits include Howard Teichmann’s The Solid Gold Cadillac, Leon Katz’s The Three Cuckolds, Oscar Wilde’s Salome (Garland Nominee) for Buffalo Nights Theatre Group and Diana Amsterdam’s Fast Girls. He adapted and created Orphans of the Storm, the French play by A. Dennery and Eugene Corman, which became a movie starring Lilian and Dorothy Gish.