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30 Star Starred
The Lounge Theatre 2
6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
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79 events
60 reviews
4 stars
No food or drink nearby, no refreshments in theater.
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79 events
60 reviews
4 stars
Played straight through--about 90 minutes, no intermission.
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"The Beverly Hills Psychiatrist"
5 ratings
2.2 average rating
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19 events
14 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 05 2011

Dull, uninteresting, no real story, never came together and the ending was "huh"?

The 2nd act was a monologue where you got to listen to her self indulgent story while she puts her make up on. Paint drying has the same quality.
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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 28 2011

Nice venue. First play lasts about 1 hour and 5 minutes. Good performances but I lost interest about 15 mins in due to the repetitive nature of the dialogue/structure of the play. Second play ('Jessica's monologue,' from Schnauber's "Highway One")...continued

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27 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 28 2011

I've never done a 2 or 1 star rating, but unfortunately, this was a snoozer. 3 people were literally sleeping in the audience! I admire and respect the work that goes into a production, but something should be done to the script or staging to...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Learn more about playwright Cornelius Schnauber.


USC’s Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies presents the American premiere of The Beverly Hills Psychiatrist, a dark, one-act comedy by Cornelius Schnauber.

Translated from the German by John Howard and Anne Adams, in The Beverly Hills Psychiatrist therapist and patient engage in weekly sessions of mind-games, confessions and, ultimately, role reversals.

Rounding out the evening as a companion piece, is “Jessica’s Monologue,” an extended excerpt from Schnauber’s latest play Highway One.

Highway One, a rhapsodic meditation on art, life and opera translated by Anne Adams, features Lene Pedersen as a young diva with “an Aida complex,” about to make her L.A. Opera debut.

Playwright Cornelius Schnauber is Professor Emeritus of German at USC. A renowned scholar, historian, biographer and educator as well as playwright, his recently produced works in Los Angeles include_ Irma and Emma, Heydrich/Hitler/Holocaust _and Richard and Felix: Twilight in Venice. The latter was one of the events concurrent with L.A. Opera’s production of the Wagner Ring Cycle.

Director Louis Fantasia has produced and directed more than 150 plays, operas and musicals world-wide. His recent LA productions include The Arab-Israeli Cookbook, Charlotte: Life Or Theatre? and his own performance in Patrick Suskind’s one-man play, T_he Double Bass_.