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at Orange Ave 5041 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019
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82 reviews
462 stars
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"Small Engine Repair"
93 ratings
4.7 average rating
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52 events
29 reviews
16 stars
attended Apr 01 2011

Strong performances by all 4 actors. Jon Bernthal excellent as a New Joy-zey type mook. Nice comedic moments that had strong laughter from all in the audience - unusual for this play written as a drama. The laughter wouldn't have happened...continued

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29 reviews
36 stars
attended Apr 02 2011

Good story with some interesting plots twists and timely subject matter. Top notch performances by all four actors. I love the intimacy of the theater.

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25 reviews
26 stars
attended May 07 2011

Acting was excellent, and the actors were well-cast. The play itself contained a nice surprise and was well-plotted, if a bit implausible under closer inspection.

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Quotes & Highlights

“John Pollono’s one-act play packs a powerful punch…grip(s) the viewer with a storyline that is both shocking and sobering” —LA Weekly
Small Engine Repair is so exceptionally engrossing, entertaining, funny, and true-to-life that it is easy to forget that you are watching a play.…Under the impeccable direction of Andrew Block, Small Engine Repair brims with well-rounded, natural intuitiveness and discerning production choices, while Pollono’s script has a unique theatrical voice saturated with refreshing authenticity.”  —LAist
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