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11 Star Starred
Sidewalk Studio Theatre
4150 W Riverside Drive Burbank, CA 91505
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from Jay
Red Velvet 186 events 52 reviews

Great show! Creepy and suspenseful with lots of dark humor. Excellent acting. Very strong production values for so small a theater.

reviewed Jun 22 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Karen M.
11 events 10 reviews

The acting was great and so was the production. We were really impressed.

reviewed Jun 09 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
7 events 2 reviews

nice theater...friendly...production well staged but needs work

reviewed Jun 02 2007 report as inappropriate
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A “Toyer” is one who plays with another, as in a cat with a mouse.  But who is playing with whom, and what are the stakes? 

Playwright McKay published a novella based on his play in 1999, to which critics such as author Dominick Dunne responded: “Gardner McKay’s brilliantly intricate novel, Toyer, is frightening, fascinating, and wonderfully well written.  There were times reading it when I had to put it down to collect myself before picking it up again.”   James Cameron said, “Gardner McKay has woven a chilling and disturbing descent into the catacomb of the mind.”

Toyer is about our vast ability to manipulate one another.  It is about the awful power of charisma.  It is about our immediate power to forgive, and our need to move on.  It is about our dreadful crimes; not that they happen, but that we know about them and turn the page.  Given the physical intimacy of the Sidewalk Studio space, patrons will be sure to check their deadbolts when they return home.

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