Venue Details

Freud Playhouse at UCLA
245 Charles E Young Drive East Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-825-2101
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 62 members
Review from MsPallas
Red Velvet 178 events 39 reviews

Well done, interesting unique piece of theater. All players are multi-talented and extremely energetic. Compelling staging.

reviewed Sep 18 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Suzanne Taylor Sue Speaks
Red Velvet 52 events 8 reviews

This was extremely exciting theater. Not to be missed. A work of genius. The director created such original artistry and the performers were sensational.

reviewed Sep 27 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Altadena
123 events 29 reviews

Moving and powerful, not to be missed.

reviewed Sep 29 2007 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“An astonishing artistic whirlwind. The world must see this play. Immediately.” —The Herald
“John Tiffany’s storming, heart-stopping production is all disorienting blood, guts and thunder, threaded through with the history and songs of the regiment and intercut with lyrical moments of physical movement, like some great dirty ballet of pulsating machismo and terrible tenderness” —The Guardian
“One of the clearest artistic statements yet on the futility of war.” —_The Herald _

Description

Gregory Burke, writer

John Tiffany, director

Based on recent interviews with former soldiers who served in Iraq, this taut and uncompromising piece of theater tells the story of Scotland’s legendary 300 year-old Black Watch regiment, whose disbandment was announced in 2004 just before its 800-man battalion replaced some 4,000 U.S. Marines in one of the bloodiest areas of Iraq. Magnified by recent events, Black Watch reveals the harsh reality of the “war on terror” and its impact on those who serve.

This show is part of UCLA Live’s International Theatre Festival.

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