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Theatre Asylum
between N Cahuenga and Vine 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
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11 reviews
12 stars
Plenty of nearby street parking
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26 reviews
16 stars
I wore .. theater was very chilly, especially in the front row (right under an AC register. Bring a blanket!.
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"Carved in Stone"
28 ratings
4.3 average rating
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24 reviews
17 stars
attended Jun 19 2009

It was awful! I think the actors did the best they could...but the writing of the play needed an overhaul. We caught the opening night act, so maybe they'll iron out some of the kinks later on. This is one of the worst productions we have ever...continued

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1 stars
attended Jul 07 2009

Wonderfully written and acted. I would have left out the pop ins ( they didn't make sense ), and a little less anger in the 2nd act. This could really go places with a little work. Very enjoyable

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10 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 21 2009

Overall, this was an enjoyable evening of theatre.

However, I found the writing to be kind of all over the place and there was little cohesion from scene to scene. With that said, I did learn a bit about some of the writers/characters in the...continued

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“The cast is superb under the fast moving direction of John Pabros Clark, and the pacing and timing are remarkable.” -LA Weekly
Carved in Stone is a little slice of gay heaven.” -Eye Spy LA
“…loony, crazy quilt of a play…it’s great fun to watch and provides plum roles for its actors.”--Back Stage
“The generally sophisticated dialogue hums along jauntily…‘cameos’ are performed by Amanda Abel and Alex Egan … Their musical and comic turns are riotous and alone worth the ticket price”—Edge Los Angeles


  Young writer Gryphon Tott is taking the subway one moment and finds himself transported to a mysterious room the next.  The room is a not-uncomfortably appointed den, actually. Tott soon finds himself in the presence of Quentin Crisp, Tennessee Williams, Oscar Wilde and Truman Capote. It soon becomes apparent to Tott that he, like they, is now dead, and now located in a literary lounge of the afterlife. (It can’t be reasonably be Hell: There are regular cocktail hours and an unlimited supply of libations. These are writers, after all.) The dead are not done. Tott receives assurances from his new acquaintances, all of them celebrated gay writers, that although he departed Earth prematurely, in the afterlife he is renowned as a gay literary icon. Well, all right, but one thing still puzzles Gryphon: To the best of his own knowledge, he has been and is a heterosexual. How did he wind up here?