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30 Star Starred
Onyx Theatre
953 E. Sahara Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89104
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There are a dozen restaurants within a couple hundred feet of the Onyx, many of them award winning. Enjoyed vegan pasties at Cornish Pasties and vegan Thai at Komol.
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We had dinner at The Cornish Pasty restaurant across the parking lot from the Onyx Theater. The food was very reasonably priced and delicious! Lots of vegan/vegetarian options.
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"Betty's Summer Vacation"
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3.7 average rating
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2 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 19 2008

The theater was small but nice. The actors were decent but the storyline was terrible.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 18 2008

This play is not going to be for everyone -- the humor is VERY black and the satire sharp as a kitchen knife -- but my gosh is it ever a hilarious play. The cast is wonderful and almost laughed ourselves into stomach cramps. But be warned --...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“relentlessly fierce, relentlessly funny.” —New York Times
“The funniest new farce in years… the play lifts off from the ground of brilliantly naturalistic comedy into the stratosphere of zany satire… by far Durang’s best.” —New York Post
“Christopher Durang has finally come of age and proves to be every bit as sharp and caustic as England’s Joe Orton… It’s simply his most brilliant play yet.” —New York Daily News


Onyx Theatre hosts award-winning director Rob Kastil’s take on Christopher Durang. Join us for incest, dismemberment and a homicidal laugh track!

Christopher Durang’s outrageous Obie winning comedy, Betty’s Summer Vacation (a jaded, satirical look at our society’s obsession with lurid crimes, celebrity trials and talk show confessionals) opens at the Onyx Theatre April 18th.


Spend the summer with Betty! Her dream vacation at a lovely beach house turns mordantly funny as her roommates arrive: an incessant chatterer, a pathological womanizer, the emotionally anarchic landlady, and a sweet, withdrawn young man who may or may not be a serial killer. All this plus an insane derelict with a penchant for flashing, and a relentless laugh track that won’t stop chuckling whenever someone is molested, dismembered or murdered.


Death, murder and mayhem… it’s all here at Betty’s seaside retreat!


Directed by Rob Kastil



Barbara King as Mrs. Siezmagraff

Stacia Zinkevich as Betty

Penni Mendez as Trudy

Drew Yonemori as Buck

Mario Mendez as Keith

Steve McMillan as Mr. Vanislaw

Dean Bengert, Cindy Lee Stock, and Joel Wayman are The Voices   

Group rates are available.


About the Writer

Christopher Durang (Sister Mary Ignatius, Beyond Therapy)

Often embraced by mainstream playhouses, Durang was actually one of the country’s leading alternative voices in theatre. A lifelong gay man unafraid to write about taboos, he made his reputation in absurdism and farce after graduating from Harvard and Yale. He is a multiple Obie-winning playwright and has written several screenplays. He is currently a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and a co-chair of the playwriting program at Julliard.

About the Ticket Supplier: Insurgo Theater Movement

Insurgo Theater Movement is a dedicated ensemble that presents the works of international, classic, and avant-garde authors as well as maintaining a rigorous exploration of their own independent theatrical form.