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Kirk Douglas Theatre
W. Washington Blvd. at Duquesne Ave. 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from doris
Red Velvet 115 events 24 reviews

the overall experience was full and very engaging. the actors/singers, even without props, costumes and scenery, were fantastic! the story, although it gets bogged down in too many songs, (fantastic songs!) showed good insight into what happens...continued

reviewed Apr 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Mr. Anthony
13 events 10 reviews

Being a young man in today's society, I'm always interested in artists speaking the language of the times. I thought Eric and Matt did a great job of re-telling the "Othello" story. I am a big fan of Hip Hop, and was really impressed with their...continued

reviewed Apr 15 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Gloria Ann Cowan
46 events 9 reviews

This was as good as any theater I've seen this year. The singers were amazing and so was the music. Every word was understandable. A truly creeative musical! I want to see it again when it's ready for regular theatergoers.

reviewed Apr 16 2009 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Matt Sax is a  prodigiously powerful writer…vulnerable, hip, smart and compelling.  This  is someone who understands the interconnectivity of language.” —Chicago Tribune
“The ace in the hole is  Sax, so assured as both writer and performer that he redefines charisma for a  hip new age.”_ —Variety_


Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, the team behind the hit show Clay, are back at the Douglas with their new show Venice, a hip-hop musical about betrayal and politics. This workshop production, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Othello, promises to be a high voltage musical experience.

Directed by Rosen, Venice is a hip-hop musical about betrayal and politics in a post-Apocalyptic world and is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Othello.

Post-show discussions will be held after each workshop presentation of Venice.

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