A child left behind 101512
4.8 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Gretchen
26 events 3 reviews

Powerful play, beautifully performed.

reviewed Oct 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from jb2000
Red Velvet 251 events 124 reviews

An interesting and energetic solo performance about teaching in the public school system in LA. There are 2 major strands to the play: one is the actor's experiences as a teacher (this is the dominant story) and the other is his experience being a...continued

reviewed Nov 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Amina Humphrey
Red Velvet 310 events 21 reviews

Awesome, energetic, inspiring work on the hypocrisy of public education!

reviewed Dec 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Judith D.
131 events 98 reviews

This is a one-man show. Always risky as success/failure depends on just that one person. However, he was great, switching from one persona to another with ease. I went for the autism, but it takes a backseat to teaching. Set is minimal and no...continued

reviewed Nov 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Larry Gold
38 events 24 reviews

Profoundly moving look at one teacher's experience w/in the dubious world of LAUSD. Combined with the performer's heartfelt frustrations of raising a son with Aspergers, enough humor, and dram-this was a very compelling evening.

The writing...continued

reviewed Dec 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Romy Taylor
38 events 18 reviews

Excellent. My friend and I are teachers, so we really liked the content, but it was very well written and acted - funny, touching. The theater space is charming & intimate and very unique, you can even hear planes landing at the Santa Monica...continued

reviewed Dec 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Votkahh1
20 events 9 reviews

This is a fantastic one man show who plays multiple roles as he conveys his frustration at the LAUSD for focusing on test on test scores rather than the success of the child, how inner-city children get lost in the system and have a low percentage...continued

reviewed Nov 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
7 events 3 reviews

Well written, well acted and well stated look at education today- from many perspectives. The one man show has you step into the teacher, principal, student, parent and child in today's LA schools and in many families across this country. If you...continued

reviewed Nov 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

Must see!!!! Should be presented at the beginning of each new school year and I don't mean just in the disadvantaged areas of the city. The advantaged areas need to see what students, teachers and parents face each day. Not being in the...continued

reviewed Dec 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from erniedavis
4 events 1 review

This show was taut, well written (informative and insightful) and performed with 100% conviction. It deals with the stress of being a teacher and the pressures of being a parent to a child with autism. Both subjects are handled excellently. ...continued

reviewed Nov 29 2012 report as inappropriate