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Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-477-2055
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31 reviews
6 stars
$4 onsite parking; street parking within two usually safe blocks normally available.
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"Ionescopade"
31 ratings
3.8 average rating
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425 events
172 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 06 2013

I will not deny that this event being billed out to be an "absurdist theater" is exactly what it is, absurd indeed!!! but "comic revue"???...not at all!! this is perhaps the most idiotic retarded performance with absolutely no entertaining value. ...continued

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212 events
160 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Overall very good experience. Excellent casting, and costumes. very entertaining.

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144 events
101 reviews
75 stars
attended Jul 06 2013

[See the write-up, with links, at http://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=8092 ]
Life is absurd. You might as well accept the fact and enjoy the humor of life. This seems to be the point of the musical we saw last night at The Odyssey Theatre Group in...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Hilarious … a little naughty and very, very funny. A tour-de-force performance.” — Broadway World
“Juggles the comical and the catastrophic … witty … amusing, madcapped evening. Slam-bang entertainment.” — Los Angeles Times
“This is one of the most monstrously talented ensembles of actor/singer/dancers ever to grace any stage.” — Santa Monica Daily Press
“As a musical, this makes a smooth cocktail: fruity, yet dry, going down easy, yet with a kick and a buzz.” — The Hollywood Reporter

Description

Sharp-edged and funny, Ionescopade presents a new look at the works of the prolific and influential absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco, famous for his plays The Bald Soprano, Rhinoceros, The Chairs and Exit the King. Ionesco’s plays, playlets and poetry transport us into a zany musical vaudeville, where humor is the antidote to the world’s realities.

Inspired by the work of Eugène Ionesco

Music and Lyrics by Mildred Kayden

Original Concept by Robert Allan Ackerman

Directed and Choreographed by Bill Castellino

Musical Direction by Gerald Sternbach

Starring Alan AbelewAndrew AblesonJoey D’AuriaCristina GerlaKelly LesterTom Lowe,Jennifer Malenke

Produced by Ron Sossi

Presented by the Odyssey Theatre EnsembleRon Sossi artistic director