Venue Details

32 Star Starred
Open Fist Theatre
Between N. El Centro and Vine 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
323-882-6912
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3.5 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from B. W. Grant Barnes
74 events 38 reviews

Eugene O'Neill is a master of writing many-layered plays. In this two-man, one-hour show, there are at least three such layers. First, the role of the traveling gambler Erie is a virtuosic tour-de-force, where the actor has to adopt a very...continued

reviewed Nov 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from maestraloca
228 events 29 reviews

Wonderful acting and directing.

reviewed Jan 25 2013 report as inappropriate
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“Andrew Schlessinger delivers a tour-de-force performance as a down-on-his luck hustler in Hughie.  From his distinctive gait (a sort of drunken cock-of-the-walk walk), to his gravely, somewhat slurred speech, to his train-wreck-about-to-happen manner, Schlessinger is one terrific Erie Smith.”—Stage Scene LA
“Hughie is a tour-de-force for Andrew Schlessinger as the central character, Erie Smith, in this textbook production at Open Fist.” – _LA Stage Happenings _
“Andrew Schlessinger delivers Erie’s restlessness and self-loathing papered over in braggadocio, his cracking voice shot through with sorrow…we experience Erie’s arc, from cheerful, gravel-voiced chatterbox to lost soul desperate for validation.” – Backstage
“Highly Recommended!!”  “It’s equal parts humor and heartbreak, with two distinctive characters who never cease to be fascinating.“—”LA Opening Nights":http://laopeningnights.com/events/eugene-oneills-hughie-at-open-fist-theatre-november-14-to-december-11-2012/
Learn more about Hughie in this LA Stage Times feature about the show.

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