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Pacific Resident Theatre
between Oakwood Ave and Shell Ave 703 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291
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4 stars
A bleak stretch of Pico, but a couple of restaurants nearby.
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"Island of Brilliance"
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4.4 average rating
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109 reviews
55 stars
attended Dec 16 2010

Run, don't walk to this fantastic show!!! If I could have rated it higher, I would have! Acting is superb, with Ava Bogle as Emily, and Jill Renner as Evie. I can't remember when I last saw such emotional, and keenly poignant performances....continued

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42 reviews
-8 stars
attended Jan 08 2011

An exceptionally well-acted play in a very small, intimate theatre. Moments of unexpected humor, as well as unexpected tears. Poignant, thoughtful, and altogether an extremely satisfying evening out.

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4 reviews
11 stars
attended Jan 08 2011

I loved this play! Was so surprised to see such incredible acting, unexpected story in a great small theatre. A must see!!

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Quotes & Highlights

“…it’s a pleasure to watch the oft-told tale of a brainy outcast told from a fresh, female perspective” —Backstage


Pacific Resident Theatre presents

A Second Stage Production:

The West Coast Premiere of Dawn O’Leary’s

Island of Brilliance

Produced by

Alley Mills and Orson Bean

Directed by

Wynn Marlow

Island of Brilliance revolves around Evie, a unique young high school student who displays unusual honesty and generosity. When her older sister (who has an IQ of forty) begins reciting poetry, her life is disrupted in a complex series of events that shape Evie’s future.

The Ensemble:

Ava Bogle, Nancy Linehan Charles,

Mary Jane, William Lithgow, Jill Marie Renner,

Kevin Railsback and Norm Skaggs

About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Resident Theatre

Based in Venice, California, Pacific Resident Theatre is a company founded by actors and dedicated to producing the classics, rarely performed plays, and the works of new writers.

During the last 25 years, PRT has won over 200 theater awards including the prestigious Margaret Hartford Award for continuous achievement in the small theater arena.