Burnthis 012609
4.1 / 5 Rated by 55 members
Review from Kerry F.

The Ruskin Group Theatre Co. chooses the best plays, and the best actors to perform in them. This is the way theatre was meant to be, intimate and enveloping.

I give Burn This, 4 out of 4 stars however, I do not think the stars are cooperating.

reviewed Feb 14 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from yogalover

Well acted, nice theater. Will definitely go back for other shows.

reviewed Feb 14 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

More of a 2.5. It was little better than "ok", but not as good as "I liked it". I heard great things about the play, but was a little disappointed. Anna and Burton were not crisp, and the necessary passion between Pale and Anna was missing. The...continued

reviewed Mar 08 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Wendy Bass Scharf

What an enjoyable evening! This is the 3rd show I have seen at the Ruskin, and I love the intimacy of the theater, you feel like you are part of the show. Anna was played by Alexis Boozer, and she was just fantastic, as was Aaron Misakian as...continued

reviewed Mar 20 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Constance

Amazing acting - very well done. Small intimate theate. I have been several times and never disappointed.

reviewed Feb 15 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

The direction of the play was adequate. I enjoyed the intimate setting, and the staging of the play. However,it took awhile to see where they were going with this piece. In addition, the actors rushed through their lines in the first two scenes....continued

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Two of the characters -- Jimmy (Pale) and Larry were quite good. Burton and Anna were so-so. There was more 'stepping on each other's lines' than I would have expected, and even some times when it appeared that lines had been forgotten.

The...continued

reviewed Feb 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Jeff Ircink

I saw "Burn This" twice. I enjoyed it the first time - the 2nd time was two weeks later and I enjoyed the show even more. If you've been in a relationship, you can relate to at least certain plot points of the play. Marisa Petroro was excellent as...continued

reviewed Mar 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Judith D.

Good acting, expecially the gay character who really held this play together. I feel the excessive use of 4-letter words unnecessary especially the "f" word. Believe it or not it's actually possible to express anger using a more varied...continued

reviewed Feb 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Michele Garcia Main

My husband and I went to a Sunday matinee show and had a nice time. Very casual atmosphere, but professional and friendly. Our performance of Anna was played by the understudy and she really didn't fit the character like the rest of the cast. I am...continued

reviewed Apr 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

I thought this play was fantastic. The theater was really small, which added to the experience. Every guest was in either the first or second row (seats are in an L around the stage). At points during the show, I felt like a "fly on the wall"...continued

reviewed Mar 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from CJ

The play was a decent outing for the price. The play itself was intelligently written. As an African American I could have done without the use of the word "n*gga" in the script. Seemed as if the entire audience (which was not African American)...continued

reviewed Mar 14 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Aviva

I really like this theatre and am never disappointed by their excellent work. This was well worth seeing and my guest (an actress), who had seen the original cast with Malkovich on Broadway said that they delivered fine performance, while...continued

reviewed Mar 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol

A top-notch performance--I would rate it 5 stars! The trip to Santa Monica from the valley was easy, there is ample free parking at the theatre, the seats are very comfortable. The acting was excellent--we happened to go on a day when 2...continued

reviewed Apr 05 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Geralyn M.

We absolutely enjoyed this production. I would highly recomment it.

reviewed Apr 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from George C.

The Ruskin is a wonderful place to see anything, but they often present better plays than this one.

I thought the acting was generally ok, although I, also, was a bit weary with seeing yet another flaming-gay portrayal presented as if it were...continued

reviewed Mar 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Ilene Werner

We were very impressed with the calibre of acting in this play.

reviewed Feb 28 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Bella Carricaburu

My friend and I have a very lovely evening. This play is worth seeing. Funny...funny...funny.

reviewed Apr 03 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Nicola Edwards

Great play. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Cast was wonderful, story interesting, and a great venue.

reviewed May 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Harlan Green

The venue is great - very intimate... You are practically on the stage with the actors. Good story - intense performances. A quality production at and good value.

reviewed Mar 29 2009 report as inappropriate
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