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117 Star Starred
The Ivy Substation
at Culver Blvd. 9070 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
310-838-4264
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 86 members
Review from Johan Marie

A well researched, truthful account of early American history of the 17th century in Jamestown, Va. I loved the Commedia dell Arte staging, where the actors change costumes, masks and characters on both wings of the outer stage, and delivery...continued

reviewed Sep 25 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Very ambitious production that needs severe pruning.
* minus 1/3 star for excessive length. Mr. Robbins you know Los Angeles has ADD.
* minus 1/3 star for a sacharine view of non-white races.
* minus 1/3 star for the Producer/PR/ fundraiser...continued

reviewed Mar 19 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Virginia Mekkelson

I saw the first performance and it was excellent - a very impressive theatre piece - professional performances from a large cast, great staging using shadow puppets (crowd pleasers) and some non-Western theatre techniques.
However -
I found it...continued

reviewed Mar 18 2010 report as inappropriate
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At Jamestown the convergence of peoples — the Powhatan Indians, the English settlers and West African Slaves — set the course for the complex dialectic arc that_ is_ the history of the United States. Presented by the Gang’s sizable ensemble and in its signature style, and using shadow puppetry, music, dance and three languages (supertitled), the light of humanity that this country is built upon is ravaged and reborn.

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