Venue Details

847 Star Starred
Mark Taper Forum
135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 86 members
Review from Kel

John Lithgow is a MASTER! Truly - this is a 2-hour master class in story-telling - a MUST see!

reviewed Jan 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from ConcertLover

John L. is a superb actor. However, the stories that he chose simply did not move me. The first story was impossible to understand with all of the heavy accents. The maniacal laugh of the barber in the second act was ridiculous. I would have...continued

reviewed Jan 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Squeeshroom

The show was fantastic. John Lithgow is everything that you remember and want him to be. We took our 12 year old and he loved it. He is a bit of a bookworm so it may not be for all pre-teens. As for the Mark Taper Forum, it's a small venue so...continued

reviewed Jan 16 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“A tour de force that doubles as a primer on  acting….” —The New York Times
“I just charge three dollars because personally I don’t mind much shavin’ a dead person. They lay a whole lot stiller than live customers.” —Haircut by Ring Lardner

Description

Armed with only an armchair and some yellowed pages, Tony Award winner John Lithgow  tells you not the story of his life, but the stories of his life. Indelible stories spun by the likes of P.G. Wodehouse and Ring Lardner.  Stories lovingly — and expertly — dramatized by his parents and grandmother, handed  down from generation to generation. In Lithgow’s adroit hands, each story is its own theatrical masterpiece  brimming with peculiar characters, humor, plot twists and —most of all Lithgow’s inimitable charm, stagecraft and genuine affection for the tales and the  storytellers who introduced them to him some 60 years ago.

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