Ionescopade 920
3.8 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from Carlos Alberto
Red Velvet 448 events 187 reviews

I will not deny that this event being billed out to be an "absurdist theater" is exactly what it is, absurd indeed!!! but "comic revue"???...not at all!! this is perhaps the most idiotic retarded performance with absolutely no entertaining value. ...continued

reviewed Jul 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sammy Green
Red Velvet 226 events 165 reviews

Overall very good experience. Excellent casting, and costumes. very entertaining.

reviewed Jun 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Robert B.
Red Velvet 157 events 116 reviews

The cast's energy & voices are very good. But this truly is the 'theater of the absurd, which was popular decades ago--some of the bantering dialogue is whimsical or even nonsensical, but that is the point of this type of show. It was great there...continued

reviewed Aug 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Daniel P Faigin
Red Velvet 154 events 102 reviews

[See the write-up, with links, at http://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=8092 ]
Life is absurd. You might as well accept the fact and enjoy the humor of life. This seems to be the point of the musical we saw last night at The Odyssey Theatre Group in...continued

reviewed Jul 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Theater Lover
Red Velvet 191 events 83 reviews

Ionescapade was a fun show/vaudeville. I enjoyed the show - the musical numbers and skits were enjoyable. Fun evening at the Odyssey.

reviewed Jun 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Alex Kozinski
Red Velvet 99 events 58 reviews

The play had a lot of energy and was well conceived and executed. I think a familiarity with Ionesco's plays helps a lot, but it's fun even without it.

reviewed Jul 28 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from arthur s
Red Velvet 100 events 46 reviews

Fantastic production A sublime cast.

reviewed Jun 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Deb B.
Red Velvet 142 events 39 reviews

You just have to go with it. It's a little weird and ultimately doesn't cohere - but if you're a theater lover you will like it even if you don't love it. My husband was hoping to leave at intermission but my son found it amusing in an offbeat way.

reviewed Aug 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from ajysit
Red Velvet 45 events 19 reviews

Creative, non-linear and energetic. Great cast.

reviewed Aug 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Gary Booher
274 events 251 reviews

Excellent! Good script, well staged, with exquisite performances by talented actors, including fine singing voices. This is one of the finest productions recently available, and I see a lot. Now closed, and a must-see if it re-opens with the...continued

reviewed Aug 11 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Nancy Arnheim
86 events 46 reviews
Review from Joan M
86 events 38 reviews

An absolute delight for the audience. Talented cast. This is the Bald Soprano with hair...the Rhinoceros with an ear to ear grin. Ionesco would
be proud.

reviewed Jun 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from adam
46 events 34 reviews

A lot more entertaining and humorous then I was expecting. The singing was great. The actors were great. Only thing is that the show ran a little long--2 hours with intermission.

reviewed Jul 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael David
53 events 30 reviews

Difficult to understand the point. I feel that I was robbed of a couple hours of my life. Forgetable as soon a one leaves the theatre

reviewed Jul 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Harald S. Gibson
104 events 30 reviews

great entertainment! excellent casting, tons of energy

reviewed Jun 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Male, born 1950
41 events 25 reviews

The cast tried hard, but the play as a whole is a lot of running around without adding up to much. The songs are ok-but sometimes, even though it is a small space, it was hard to understand the words. Things went from depressing views on life to...continued

reviewed Jun 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Virginia Mekkelson
38 events 21 reviews

I'm a big Ionesco fan, so I was familiar with many of the references and material. I loved this show - the production was excellent, as always at the Odyssey. The performers were all terrific and really delivered the show with energy and talent....continued

reviewed Jul 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Kenneth S.
44 events 20 reviews

A fun and creative experience. Thanks to the cast and combo!

reviewed Aug 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from elaine richard
55 events 20 reviews

We had great seats in the middle section...could see it all...we enjoyed the dancing and singing and absurdity of the evening....We recommend it....

reviewed Jun 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sabra Chili
23 events 16 reviews

Awesome! Go see it! It is very fun and indeed "Theatre of the Absurd" Yet, the message comes through the fun. The actors are all so amazingly talented and gave it their all. It seemed like they were also having fun. You will!

reviewed Jul 05 2013 report as inappropriate
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