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Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from G,H.
Red Velvet 841 events 413 reviews

It was a painful, three hours long experience. Why anybody thought that this 'play' was worth producing is a mystery. Interspersed with images of the traditional passion play we saw people of the community who enacted the play and their various...continued

reviewed Jan 31 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Jay
Red Velvet 186 events 52 reviews

This is a fantastic production. The ensemble cast are outstanding, equally adept in the three unique acting styles the director asks of them in the three acts. The scenic design is simple, with much accomplished through effective lighting and...continued

reviewed Feb 07 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Heather Nevell
Red Velvet 95 events 8 reviews

I have seen many great productions at the Odyssey and I am sorry to say this is a stinker. The play was self- indulgent, ridiculous and just plain missed it's mark. In addition the play was almost three hours long making it painful. This was the...continued

reviewed Feb 19 2014 report as inappropriate
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“There’s much to enjoy and admire in a production that is passionately committed to one of the American theater’s most inventive dramatists, a writer who knows that all the world is a stage and loves nothing more than peering behind the curtain for an impromptu view.” -Los Angeles Times
“Bart DeLorenzo’s staging of this wonderful ensemble underscores Ruhl’s connections of Christianity’s creation myth to sibling rivalries through the ages, and to the reasons wars are fought … There, no more war, the soldier says, apprehensively. Not quite, the Idiot says. The moment is a small ruby, like so many moments marbling this entrancing production.” -LA Weekly
“This is an epic play, filled with a good deal of symbolism, poetry and humor. There are internal struggles of sexuality, identity and faith, and with a running time of nearly three hours, it never feels overwrought or excessive. Director Bart DeLorenzo pulls together three completely different styles in a beautiful way.”
“DeLorenzo stages the kaleidoscopic goings on with his usual insightful and visually dynamic flair … ensemble work is powerful and strikingly versatile.” -Stage and Cinema
“_Passion Play _is an excellent and memorable production, well worth the time of any theatre lover.” -_Talkin’ Broadway _* *
“[This] long-awaited Los Angeles premiere under the steady hand of director Bart DeLorenzo offers a welcome introduction to this cauldron boiling over with intriguing ideas and sure theatrical instincts.” -Hollywood Reporter
“A wonderfully-realized and engaging production.” —BlogCritics
“Not only is the writing genius, but the acting by the entire cast is mesmerizing.” —LaLaScoop


Written by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Bart DeLorenzo

Running time is two hours and 50 minutes, with one intermission.

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