Rated by 22 members
Review from G,H.
1161 events 502 reviews

The author of 'Shakespeare in Love' wrote this play. Since I loved the movie I had high hopes to see a really good play. I was severely disappointed. The two couples depicted and their various infidelities never felt real, nor did I care what...continued

reviewed Feb 01 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from terry
358 events 188 reviews

Very good play.

reviewed Feb 02 2014 report as inappropriate
Stewart A. Laidlaw
Review from Stewart A. Laidlaw
129 events 104 reviews

This is a classic case of a play unsuited to its venue. The Real Thing involves multiple (maybe 30) scene changes which I would imagine would ideally be done using a revolving stage. Since the theater did not have one, this meant that each scene...continued

reviewed Feb 02 2014 report as inappropriate
Gemma G-E
Review from Gemma G-E
92 events 55 reviews

The play started off fine, but then it went on too long due to numerous set changes which sometimes really were unnecessary, and adversely affected the flow of the story. The fake cigarettes really bothered me and my husband including others who...continued

reviewed Feb 02 2014 report as inappropriate
Bill Poock
Review from Bill Poock
67 events 47 reviews

Wildly divergent abilities amongst the cast: while some were quite good (especially the female lead), others were very sadly miscast and out of their depth delivering the beautiful language of the play. Perhaps stronger direction would have...continued

reviewed Mar 08 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Patricia
49 events 25 reviews

Booooooring. We left after the intermission.

reviewed Feb 01 2014 report as inappropriate
Rick Rogers
Review from Rick Rogers
33 events 20 reviews

Acting was terrific; the set changes, though, were very long and dragged out the duration of the performance to near intolerable length. With speedier set changes, or even dropping a few altogether, the pacing would have made this a much better...continued

reviewed Feb 01 2014 report as inappropriate
Richard Pavlotsky
Review from Richard Pavlotsky
39 events 16 reviews

best in la

reviewed Feb 01 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Dennis
41 events 10 reviews

When the delivery wasn't over the top, the actors were so intent on getting the English accent correct that their delivery became artificial. We left at the break.

reviewed Feb 08 2014 report as inappropriate
Mark Hein
Review from Mark Hein
7 events 3 reviews

Fine writing, some fine acting (especially from Cindy Marinangel, Michael Robb and Anna Laura Singleton) ... buried under a stageful of excess furnishings and chopped into incoherence by 40 minutes of scene changes. A swift comedy snuffed by a...continued

reviewed Feb 01 2014 report as inappropriate
carole oligario
Review from carole oligario
10 events 3 reviews

Linda Alznauer did I marvelous job directing "The Real Thing". Michael Robb was outstanding as Henry. Must see!

reviewed Feb 14 2014 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
17 events 3 reviews

The opening act was disappointing, and it made me wonder of Tom Stoppard was overrated or possibly over the hill; however, the second act explaned that it was the unreality of the theatre that was being portrayed in the first act, as the contrast...continued

reviewed Feb 09 2014 report as inappropriate
Doc Rock
Review from Doc Rock
2 events 1 review

On the whole, it was a very enjoyable experience. The actors did a great job! A very good local rendition of a classic play.

reviewed Feb 22 2014 report as inappropriate
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