Venue Details

Kirk Douglas Theatre
W. Washington Blvd. at Duquesne Ave. 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
213-628-2772
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 8 members
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 Brian J Roth
27 events 5 reviews

It was a workshop, and the story needs to be tightened to flow better in places, but this is gonna be a great show. The music is really engaging, and the narrator/jester was simply awesome. I can't wait to see how it develops and want to go back...continued

reviewed Apr 15 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from kprom
11 events 1 review

They did mention that this musical was still in the works. I gave it a chance. Its a good start. But I left during intermission. Still needs work.

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_

Description

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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