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Between Clinton St and Maplewood Ave 520 North Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90004
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We had dinner at the restaurant, "Home" before the play. Lovely outdoor dining space as well as indoors. Great food...very fresh. And our server was lots of fun. Look forward to going back!
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"Calliope Rose (a Mythological Comedy)"
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3.7 average rating
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attended Feb 12 2010

I loved this comedy about a lighthouse keeper disgusted by American society. The acting is wonderfully energetic, led by Dyan Kane and Ashley Archambeau as a mother daughter combo who perfectly match each other in fiery intensity; Rob Ullett,...continued

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attended Feb 06 2010

Ouch. Four bizarre characters, each more annoying than the first. Strident language in a ridiculous setting. What was the playwright thinking? And I say this as a devotee of the ancient world. Mediocre production values, but the classic rock...continued

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Calliope Rose features innovative and clever staging. A fascinating glimpse of how ancient beliefs have filtered into our dailly lives. Recommended.” —Tolucan Times


Calliope Rose is termed “a mythological comedy” by its creator, Bill Sterritt. His protagonist, Calliope Rose Walker, is a follower of the ancient Greek gods and a proponent of the Greek Ideal, a code of conduct that is a prescription for correct civilized behavior. She’s the keeper of the last manned (or womanned) lighthouse in the United States, living isolated on island near the town of Beacon, Maine.

There are a number of maritime deaths near Beacon, and Rose is eventually implicated in these nautical tragedies. A government investigator who poses as a lighthouse painter romances both Rose and her adult daughter, Tina, as he hunts for clues.

Greedy Tina has her own agenda, wishing to wrest control of the lighthouse from her mother in order to turn it into a tourist attraction.

Two decades previous, Rose was left alone by her husband Jason, who had ostensibly gone off to do battle with foreign boats overfishing the supply of scallops in the nearby waters. He disappeared, and Rose swore off the company of other men. Then came Dexter the investigator.

What really happened to Jason during the long years of his absence is stranger than anyone in Beacon could possibly imagine — the stuff of myth.

Human blood has stained the waters around Beacon. Is Rose really a murderer?

The official opening night is Sunday, February 7 — Super Bowl Sunday. After the opening performance, there will be an opening day party and Super Bowl screening.

The closing performance is Sunday, March 7. After the 3:00pm matinee, there will be a closing party and viewing of the Oscar Awards telecast.

On the weekend of February 12-14, as a special Valentine promotion, each couple will receive a miniature box of candy.