Venue Details

80 Star Starred
Theatre Asylum
between N Cahuenga and Vine 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
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"Alabama Baggage"
9 ratings
3.9 average rating
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155 events
87 reviews
36 stars
attended Apr 07 2013

Well performed,but subject matter was disturbing

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70 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 30 2013

Acting, writing, direction, staging were all excellent.
I didn't care much for the subject matter, child abuse & revenge.
If you are ok with the premise. It's worth seeing.

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112 events
43 reviews
19 stars
attended Mar 30 2013

Given the context, the play didn't feel as passionate as I expected. And introducing the wife again at the end made me try to remember who she was. Also, the couple in the front row; well the woman had on so much perfume the cloying smell was...continued

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Playwright Buddy Farmer made his living as an actor in theatre, film, and television for over 20 years, and began writing and directing plays in 2003. His first play, Coaches: Off the Bench with Knute, Vince, and The Bear received critical acclaim in Los Angeles and on its subsequent tour. Farmer later adapted the Knute section of that play into a TV mini-series; that adaptation became the basis for the book he wrote for the new musical Knute Rockne, All American, which opened last year just outside of Chicago, garnering rave reviews and several Jeff Award nominations. His next project is a musical adaptation of his one-act play The Viagra Monologues.

Paul Messinger has worked as a director in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and various places in between. He has worked on children’s shows (The Christmas Princess_), high dramas (Gentle Passage_), and comedies (Ledge), among others. He also has an active career as an actor in episodics and commercials. Messinger serves as the director’s unit head for Fierce Backbone.


Running Time:* 90 minutes, with one intermission.