Venue Details

117 Star Starred
The Ivy Substation
at Culver Blvd. 9070 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
310-838-4264
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 15 members
Review from Katherine Theisen
17 events 11 reviews

Fun! Everyone should go and dress-up- it made it really fun to be in "theme" attire.

reviewed May 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
5 events 1 review

Funny with bizarre, dreamlike threads woven in... my perfect cup of tea. I loved the contrast of realities. The "chorus" function could have been better integrated - less heavy handed. Overall excellent performance from most actors. All the...continued

reviewed May 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Annonymous
204 events 139 reviews

Cheesy cabaret intro got things off to a slow start and lowered expectations, but then it was their first show at the Ivy Substation. The vignettes covered sex, drugs, social issues of 1920s Shanghai with humor and violence, and were unevenly...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Fiercely imaginative…tour de force” —_LA Weekly _
“Insanely entertaining…creates new genre” —LA Stage Blog
“Spectacular…original and brilliant” —L.A. Splash
See "Goldstar member reviews ":https://www.goldstar.com/events/los-angeles-ca/absinthe-opium-and-magic-1920s-shanghai.htmlof Absinthe Opium & Magic: 1920s Shanghai ’s recent run at Art|Works Theatre.

Description

Created and directed by Debbie McMahon

The Cabinet of Hands by Chris Bell

Don your best cocktail and/or vintage attire and join the Grand Guignolers on a 1920s luxury cruise to Shanghai. Come early for on-board entertainment at 8pm: period photos, Charleston, Flashlight Follies, tango, absinthe & tea tastings, songs, and a live travelogue. Set sail at 8:30 (showtime) to Shanghai, the most decadent city of the 1920s.

After docking, meet Sing Song girls (Chinese geishas) and The Green Gang in Sing Song Girl Sing Last Song, a dancing/brawling movement based melodrama. Witness spectacle and magic in the absinthe fueled hallucinations of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Visit a sinister opium den in The Cabinet of Hands by Chris Bell, a Grand Guignol play about a Madame with a penchant for collecting hands. And see hypnosis and ventriloquism turn deadly performed by the ever popular, Petits Guignolers, a French finger puppet troupe.

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