Illusion 042012
4.4 / 5 Rated by 21 members
Review from Alan Trevor
Red Velvet 324 events 191 reviews

Great adaptation by Tony Kushner. Made it seem very current. Wonderful production & acting.

reviewed Apr 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from terry
346 events 185 reviews

A theater lover's delight. Tony Kushner is a genius; as soon as I saw he was involved I hit the 'purchase' button seconds later. A rich landscape of exquisite language and prose. Romance, humor, pathos and tragedy all expertly layered. A treat at...continued

reviewed Mar 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kenn
89 events 67 reviews

The script was AWFUL. I kept asking myself why Noise Within chose to do this terrible play. Although the costumes were brilliantly creative and beautiful and the set was almost as good, it didn't make sense that it would be a unit set for a...continued

reviewed May 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Alex
78 events 32 reviews

First time at the new location in Pasadena, ANW deserves this great space. All the parking you want for free in the MTA parking structure at Sierra Madre Villa - or take the gold line and forget your car.

A good quality production, as always...continued

reviewed Mar 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from TJ
80 events 31 reviews

In spite of some great performances, especially from the younger male lead, the play was slow and boring.

reviewed Mar 16 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Ella Begelfor
90 events 30 reviews

Our first time in this new location. Great cast. Great Play!

reviewed Mar 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from aclassicsguy
47 events 26 reviews

Imaginative staging, great acting (as usual at ANW), fun adaptation. At first I was worried that our Goldstar seats were far on the side, but the staging took into account the horseshoe layout of the theater and they turned out to be excellent...continued

reviewed Apr 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from linda kavalsky
32 events 13 reviews

Wonderful play. Acting was excellent. Nice theater but parking structure wasn't so close.

reviewed Apr 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Pavel Cerny
30 events 12 reviews

Noises Within has always been one of my favorite theaters in Los Angeles area so I was looking forward to seeing my first show in their new house. Unfortunately neither the cold, concrete building, nor this mess of a play (I did not read the...continued

reviewed Apr 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from zoo
31 events 11 reviews

Great theater. Superb acting, tech and direction.

The writing is wonderful. I it's easy to see why T Kushner was attracted to this play and how it influenced his own writing. The pay off is pretty great.

reviewed Apr 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Steven Youra
28 events 10 reviews

Simply put: This is as good as live theater gets.

reviewed Mar 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Deborah Kaye
46 events 9 reviews

A unique theatrical event -- beautiful language, interesting insights, funny, and creative. The updating made it as relevant today as when it was first written. And the acting was stellar.

reviewed Apr 27 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Sjk
15 events 7 reviews

Well directed, interesting and fun performance by an excellent cast.

reviewed Apr 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from W. FARASEY
37 events 6 reviews

An excellent adaptation of aclever classical play
A great new theater for Pasadena Ca which I will attend oftern

reviewed Mar 16 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from residentca
13 events 5 reviews

Fun play, front row seats, new theater, free parking. Couldn't have been better.

reviewed Apr 27 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from rachel
7 events 4 reviews

The story was fascinating. We were graced to also have an after show discussion with the director and cast. While I, and many others who commented, was comfortable with the "what is going on?" style of the play, some others were confused. ...continued

reviewed Apr 27 2012 report as inappropriate