Book 060713
3.2 / 5 Rated by 66 members
Review from Donna Schempp
21 events 7 reviews

One expects the Sedarises to be very funny, but this was not. However, there were a number of funny lines that I got after the fact. There are too many story lines going and although they are all brought together in the end, it feels confused...continued

reviewed Jul 19 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from kimw007
30 events 5 reviews

This is a VERY small theater (@ 50 seats) so you are basically sitting on the stage. I had hoped that this would be a funny Sedaris-like comedy but it ended up disapointing me.

reviewed Jul 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from JohnG
19 events 5 reviews

Whacky fun from beginning to end. Small theater setting brings characters more to life. 1 hour 15 mins with no interval.

reviewed Jul 11 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Stephen Coffin
35 events 4 reviews

A disappointing play from a usually stellar theater group. The Book of Liz is little different from a 3rd rate television sitcom. The absurdities are intentional and could, perhaps, have been part of an amusing play if the writing weren't so...continued

reviewed Jul 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathe Hashimoto
17 events 4 reviews

Fun show, great venue!

reviewed Jul 19 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sandi
13 events 4 reviews

Really fun Saturday afternoon experience, theater a bit stuffy, unpleasant on a warm day, but generally a good experience.

reviewed Jul 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
5 events 3 reviews

It was a fun, intelligent play. Great, intimate theatre. I will go back.

reviewed Aug 10 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
11 events 3 reviews

The play , The Book of Liz, was mildly entertaining, with its caricatures. However, I was very disappointed with the actors. In such a small space, they were unnecessarily yelling their lines, making it hard to understand. Some of the actresses...continued

reviewed Jul 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from karynyoung
16 events 3 reviews

This show was only mildly entertaining and I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone. Only a few smiles here and there and no real laughs, this was a bit of a disappointment. The character of Liz was the best thing the play had to offer, she was...continued

reviewed Jul 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from JZ76
41 events 3 reviews

This small-scale production is put on in a space for an audience of maybe 50, tops. There are 4 actors playing a total of about 12 characters. The set consists of a cabinet and two chairs. And yet, it works. This play is about the words and ideas...continued

reviewed Jul 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from amore4all
11 events 2 reviews

My 2 friends and I went to this play on Friday night. We met 2 other people after the play, who had seen it also and unfortunately for them they paid full price. Because the play was so bad, we had entertained ourselves by observing audience...continued

reviewed Jul 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Wade H.
20 events 2 reviews

Nice venue but didn't like the play. Some humorous parts but few and far between. We were disappointed.

reviewed Aug 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ronald Nikel
2 events 2 reviews

The play disappointing overall. The actors worked the script as well as possible but there really wasn't all that much to work with. Amy and David Sedaris have done much better work and this seemed like they wrote it after dinner one night of...continued

reviewed Aug 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 2 reviews

This was a cute idea with some clever lines, but overall very little substance. We like to support the theater in general, however, and this is worth seeing as long as your expectations aren't too high.

reviewed Jul 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sharon
6 events 1 review

Before the show, I wanted to know the length of the show so I could plan my evening, especially dinner. It was 90 min without an intermission. I ended up eating before leaving for the show so I can't recommend any restaurants. I honestly did not...continued

reviewed Jul 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Karen Nakasato
5 events 1 review

Great show, great venue. Thanks Goldstar!!

reviewed Aug 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Prashant Desai
13 events 1 review

Great venue, polite nice audience and staff. The show however, wasn't that funny. Maybe it's just not my style of humor, but it's not worth the hype. This is not to say that the actors aren't talented - they are!

reviewed Jul 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 1 review

I just really like this small theatre. Seating on three sides, all good viewing, the people working there are nice, the actors are far better than you might expect. It's a very nice experience over all, regardless of the play. I encourage...continued

reviewed Aug 04 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 1 review

I would actually give the PLAY ITSELF two stars...and the ACTORS four stars...so...I am compromising with THREE. The only really funny part of the play were the AA jokes. I have been in recovery for 26 years and lampooning AA was just hysterical...continued

reviewed Jul 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from David Papas
7 events 1 review

Lovely customer service upon entering and a fantastic production. An intimate theater and a delicious cup of wine. The writing was pure Sedaris and I found myself chortling the whole time. It makes sense this was the 3rd time they've done the play!

reviewed Aug 01 2013 report as inappropriate