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Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 107 members
Review from Mark Farber
Red Velvet 262 events 120 reviews

Exxcellentperfomrnaces, compelling script, good direction, see it!!

reviewed Sep 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Skip Pipo
Red Velvet 176 events 87 reviews

Performances were all around excellent. The play deals with a horrific situation without being overly sentimental and without a wasted moment. In fact it almost...almost handles the topic with a too-light hand at times. That may have been the...continued

reviewed Sep 22 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Fana Babadayo
Red Velvet 101 events 32 reviews

Outstanding!!! Solid performances by entire ensemble. Directing, very well done; great set design, lighting, and music. The tragedy of the story was balanced with humor, good music and beautiful singing. This was definitely a show not to be...continued

reviewed Oct 15 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from veritus
Red Velvet 198 events 32 reviews

The performances were amazing; all 9-10 actors could have been a lead in any other production. Goldstar gave me a seat three rows from the stage, great night at theater.

reviewed Sep 10 2010 report as inappropriate
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