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30 Star Starred
The Lounge Theatre 2
6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-469-9988
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 24 members
Review from Goldstar Member
168 events 118 reviews

Outstanding performances by both actors, but especially the nuanced performance by the female lead. I could easily imagine this beautifully written role going to actresses the caliber of Streep, Mirren, or Close. That this actress made me think...continued

reviewed Feb 19 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from the reflective viewer
Red Velvet 108 events 103 reviews

Unexpectedly good.

It was just filler at a cheap price for a Sunday afternoon. Had no knowledge of play or playwright. Two people sit across from each other in a rail car for 90 minutes and talk to themselves. They have a common subject in...continued

reviewed Feb 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from GWM
Red Velvet 129 events 56 reviews

This is truly a piece that allows an actor to shine (or fail). It's a pleasure to watch a performance that contains no special effects at all - just pure acting skills. This is an adult show, but not because of language or sex. It's just that I...continued

reviewed Feb 20 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

GO! “Excellent…subtle but powerful.” —_LA Weekly _
“Berns is laudable.” —_Los Angeles Times _
The Unexpected Man is a memorable train ride towards theatrical excellence.” —_LA Splash _
“Happily unexpected…An unexpected delight.” -_SOCAL _
“Bright Eyes Productions’ superb presentation of The Unexpected Man offers an acting tour de force.” —_Tolucan Times _
“Reza’s artful play may persuade you that there is nothing of greater value in all the world than a brief encounter between strangers on a train.” —The New Yorker
“This is a subtle, touching work about lonely people who allow only their imaginations to run wild.” —NY Daily News
“…an elegant, witty little play full of sad observations about life and loneliness, about the ways fantasies can shape encounters.” —NY Post

Description

*Bright Eyes Productions

presents

The Unexpected Man *

Written by Yasmina Reza

Translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by David Robinson with Judy Jean Berns and Ronald Hunter

<em>Company</em> Paranormal Investigation on the Queen Mary <em>An Evening of Classic Broadway</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey <em>The Book of Mormon</em> <em>The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz</em>