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Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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Traffic on 101 getting there was HORRIBLE, it took us 2 1/2 hours bumper to bumper the whole way. Made mistake of merging on to 110 and got off at 4th. Next time we will stay on 101 and get off at Temple.
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parked below the Music Center, very easy & $9. Easy to get on Fwy right down Grand to Temple.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Play Without Words"
647 ratings
4.2 average rating
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April Alexander Red Velvet
152 events
45 reviews
46 stars
attended May 27 2005

F A N T A S T I C!!!

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152 reviews
39 stars
attended Apr 10 2005

Wonderful show ... a delight!

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83 reviews
437 stars
attended Apr 09 2005

Very impressive modern dance take on a classic film!

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Watch a special web presentation about the play.
“Just bring your eyes and ears, and marvel at the inventions of Mr. Bourne’s theatrical imagination.” New York Times
“A vibrant, wicked satire of class conflict and sexual desire set in Swinging Sixties London and told exclusively through movement and music.” London: The Times
“Funny, sexy, brilliantly stylish and blazingly original.” London Daily Telegraph

Description

In a suave London home, an urbane master and his beautiful fiance welcome their new manservant, Prentice. What follows will change their lives forever — and prove a surprising truth about love.

Matthew Bourne’s Play Without Words was inspired by Joseph Losey’s film and based on “The Servant” by Robin Maugham. Music is by Terry Davies.

From the New York Times:

Best known here [in America] for his reinvention of “Swan Lake” as a psychosexual hybrid of Hitchcock’s “Birds” and an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog, Mr. Bourne’s brand of storytelling through dance — in which the themes are adult and the sex is fully acknowledged — has made his work hugely popular in Britain. "We have a lot of people being dragged along for the first time by friends who say, ‘I know you don’t like dance but you’ll enjoy this, I promise,’ " he said. “There’s a certain amount of winning over to be done. Sex, and humor, are important ways of doing it. Because once you’ve physically reacted, with a laugh or whatever, we’ve got you.”

Recommended for ages 13 and above.