Venue Details

Beverly Hills Playhouse
254 S. Robertson Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211
213-761-7061
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 17 members
Review from April Alexander
Red Velvet 177 events 48 reviews

Great Job! The topic braced us for a more serious and intense show...it was handled beautifully and sensitively. Alan was better than any of us expected!
We loved it and highly recommend it!

reviewed Jun 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kenyon Brown
658 events 377 reviews

GO and make anyone who can make a difference do the same! We have no children but were both completely engrossed and impressed: tremendous acting/writing, energy and soul; VERY important subjects with no simple answers. Why were there so few...continued

reviewed Jun 09 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Geralyn M.
205 events 140 reviews

Truly a heartfelt rendition of Alan Aymie's personal experience as a teach and a dad. We enyoyed the show.

reviewed May 12 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Joan Schrier
65 events 30 reviews

One man show acted by the author about his frustrations in dealing both with the out of touch administration in the Los Angeles Unified School District, its impoverished and unprepared students as well as his own genius level Aspergers son.

reviewed Jun 16 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“The script balances social and personal commentary successfully, and Aymie’s energetic charm allows us easy access to his outrage.” -LA Weekly (Pick of the Week/Go!)
“Excellence is the one word I would use to describe Alan Aymie’s highly energetic and dynamic one-man show.” -examiner.com
“A truly touching and thought provoking evening of entertainment. Aymie beautifully paints a world in which all of this comes vividly to life… amidst the frustration there is still hope. He shows great character in having the strength to stand up, identify the problem and accept his part in it." —_Culver City News _

Description

Written and performed by Alan Aymie

Directed by Paul Stein

Produced by Gary Grossman and Les Williams

It was time to speak up. When award winning playwright and LAUSD teacher, Alan Aymie, was given his second pink slip from the school district that he had worked for since 1998, and later “graded” by the LA Times, he decided it was time to use his writing to provide a voice for teachers.

“Here I was trying to be a good teacher and the person (my son) who I really need to teach I couldn’t reach,” explains Aymie.

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