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12 Star Starred
Studio/Stage Theater
Between Clinton St and Maplewood Ave 520 North Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90004
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4 reviews
4 stars
We had dinner at the restaurant, "Home" before the play. Lovely outdoor dining space as well as indoors. Great food...very fresh. And our server was lots of fun. Look forward to going back!
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"The Woodpecker"
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4.1 average rating
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Efren Matos Red Velvet
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314 reviews
541 stars
attended Mar 27 2011

I would see this play again. The acting was excellent and so was the story. I loved it.

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7 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 01 2011

The acting is superb. The first half establishes a compelling cast of characters. The second half's prolonged war scenes come at the cost of skimping on exploring the dynamics of the reunited family, post-war. So: great acting, great sets,...continued

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attended Mar 27 2011

A great new show -- solid writing, stellar acting, and all-around high production value. The subject matter gets a bit intense at times, but just know that going in. DEFINITELY worth seeing!

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Quotes & Highlights

Read an "interview ": Mutineer Theatre Artistic Director Jon Cohn.


“Believin’ ain’t hard when believin’s all ya’ got.”

It’s Jimmy’s last day before going to war, he’s addicted to glue, his mom is seeing visions in the sweet potato casserole, and his wheelchair-bound dad can kick his ass. Battered by his father’s impossible expectations, his mother’s delusional addiction, and the sweltering heat of the Arkansas summer, Jimmy turns to the only friend he has and pleads for help. God answers him with the rare and elusive ivory-billed woodpecker.

Lured by aspirations of heroism and driven by his father’s insistence that he’s nothing more than a freak, Jimmy embarks beyond his family’s trailer park on an embattled exploration of faith and freedom. Trapped in a land where the line between right and wrong is easily blurred, Jimmy must decide for himself if he has what it takes to be a hero.