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124 Star Starred
Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90068
323-851-7977
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1 review
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8 stars
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"The Petrified Forest"
7 ratings
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263 events
225 reviews
51 stars
attended Apr 19 2014

The play lacked passion and suspense. The case seemed to be walking through their parts. Moments that should have reeked with tension simply fell flat.

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Moira Red Velvet
165 events
135 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 23 2014

The set, staging, lighting and sound were very good for this show. The show was a bit slow and only a few of the actors performed well. Live theatre is always good.

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33 reviews
33 stars
attended Apr 13 2014

I enjoyed the play; good writing and acting. The playhouse is very professional.

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Description

Written by Robert Emmet Sherwood

Directed by Laura James

Produced by Jill Jones

This insightful, Depression-era tale of frustrated lives and spiritual emptiness is set in a gas station and lunchroom along an Arizona highway. The daughter of the station’s owner longs to go to Paris to paint. She falls in love with Alan Squier, a failed author who stops at the restaurant on his way to California and proposes elopement. Everything changes when the escaped criminal Duke Mantee arrives and holds them hostage, painting the plight of the search for values in a decadent civilization.

Please note: There will be loud explosive special effects sounds in the 2nd act.