Reconciliation 101409
4.4 / 5 Rated by 99 members
Review from Wendy Bass Scharf
283 events 127 reviews

I love the Ruskin, and love Shanley. Neither disappointed me in this production. John Collela was superb as usual, I saw him previously in Unfaithful, and his performance was exceptional. The rest of the actors were also well cast. Not a bad one...continued

reviewed Oct 31 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Mia Forbes
128 events 71 reviews

Great little production, wonderful sets and characters. The story was realistic and entertaining and hit a few chords with my partner and me. The Ruskin was a new treat and greatly appreciated. FREE PARKING, easily accessible, pretty spot. Great...continued

reviewed Nov 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Dan Burtt
44 events 28 reviews

John Collela is a very engaging lead man, but it wasn't necessary with this very intelligent script. If you like a story that reminds you to peel back the layers of the onion to see what's truly inside - see this. Very, very entertaining!

reviewed Nov 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Cheryl
Red Velvet 137 events 20 reviews

A play written by one of America's leading dramatists, directed by a fabulous director, and acted by the highly professional and moving actors the Ruskin is famous for--a totally enjoyable experience!. The action never lags; the "fourth wall"--or...continued

reviewed Nov 06 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from George C.
120 events 87 reviews

Another wonderful play at the Ruskin! All the actors were great, but I especially enjoyed the performances of John Collela as "Alda" and Cloe Krumwell as as wonderfully-believeable "Teresa." One wanted to yell out, "Forget Janice; we all wait...continued

reviewed Nov 06 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from xiomi
46 events 12 reviews

Had a great time. The acting was up to par and the story line enjoyable and entertaining. The venue is intimate and allows for one to be engrossed into the story. Definitely worth seeing.

reviewed Nov 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from aephraim
116 events 7 reviews

Excellent acting and writing. Funny. I really enjoyed this play. I think I've been to Ruskin Theater 3 times now and have never been disappointed.

reviewed Nov 08 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Rachel Oliva
19 events 6 reviews

This play was wonderful. We almost didn't attend b/c my boyfriend had a really crappy day... So glad we went!! This play really cheered him up. We both loved it. John Colella was amazing. Charming, funny, sincere... Every good adjective you can...continued

reviewed Nov 07 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
19 events 5 reviews

Good story, funny, and excellent acting

reviewed Oct 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Bigb
5 events 4 reviews

Great experience. Ruskin nice venue at the Santa Monica Airport. What really made the play was the writting. Top Notch. The actors used Shanleys play to great effect. I went with an old college buddy of mine and after the play we stood up and...continued

reviewed Dec 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Natasha
6 events 4 reviews

We purchased these tickets on a whim, based upon Goldstar reviews, prices and Shanley. We cannot recommend this production highly enough. How blessed we are to have access to quality theatre in LA for little more than the price of a movie! GO.

reviewed Nov 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Howard Bennett
2 events 1 review

Excellent casting and acting. The play has the voice of John Patrick Shanley, but I think it should be staged in front of a larger audience to get more feedback/reaction while the play is being performed. All that said, I thoroughly enjoyed it...continued

reviewed Oct 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from jim coleman
5 events 1 review

We enjoyed this very much. You are really up close and personal with the actors since it is a small space. Easy to get involved in the story. Acting, and writing were first rate. And don't forget it is Very close to the Spitfire for anearly...continued

reviewed Nov 14 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Aviva
Red Velvet 86 events 52 reviews

What a terrific ensemble of actors! They each took "risks" as actors with their emotions. Nothing false or "cardboard". Great script and directing as well. Wonderful experience!

reviewed Nov 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from marcie
Red Velvet 31 events 10 reviews

we really enjoyed this play and the calibur of the actors was supurb. We were pleasantly surprised and would recommend it to friends.

reviewed Nov 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Iris Eisenberg Newman
130 events 98 reviews

My boyfriend and myself have gone to several plays now from Goldstar and this one has to be the best. We enjoyed the small intimate theater and the actors were superb!!!!! The story of the play was excellent and this is a must see. The parking is...continued

reviewed Dec 06 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Mala B.
39 events 27 reviews

What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I've never been to a matinee before, so it felt a bit strange attending a play during the day. It was such a pleasant atmosphere. The play was good and the actors were good. I would highly...continued

reviewed Nov 08 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Philip R.
47 events 23 reviews

The wonderful cast did not let down Shanley's great dialogue. A couple of jumped laughs only points out the challenges of live theater. I thought that the Aunt might have been cast better with an ethnic actress. The theater has a strange...continued

reviewed Nov 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from suzanne
25 events 7 reviews

Very nice comedy, the whole family including my 12 years old son enjoyed it. Great acting, story is very funny the first half, little more serious the second.

reviewed Oct 23 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from dee jankosky
43 events 6 reviews

The actors are terrific!

reviewed Oct 30 2009 report as inappropriate
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