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Crown City Theatre
11031 Camarillo Street North Hollywood, CA 91602
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6 reviews
10 stars
I suggest arriving at least 15 min. before start time. If the parking lot fills, parking is very tricky (challenging, difficult, frustrating)
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25 reviews
43 stars
Limited snacks and drinks (inc. wine) available for purchase, or bring your own.
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"A Prayer for My Daughter"
19 ratings
3.9 average rating
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Michael M. Landman-Karny Red Velvet
186 events
35 reviews
106 stars
attended Feb 06 2010

Thomas Babe's 1977 play gets a first-rate Los Angeles revival. Nearly forgotten now, Thomas Babe was one of a group of 70's US playwrights who laid the ground for the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Aaron Sorkin. Like David Mamet and Sam Shepard,...

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 13 2010

It's an intimant setting for the audience as there isn't a bad seat in the house and you are right in front of the actors. This helps because this is a character driven play and because of the excellent acting the show reads very well and I and...continued

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Patricia Perez-villalobos Red Velvet
58 events
16 reviews
183 stars
attended Mar 06 2010

I loved it. The four actors were fabulous. The small theatre allowed you to feel you were in the detective's office. No a bad seat in the theatre, (about 50 or 60 seats).

If you're looking for easy, light, theatre, this isn't the one for...

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Quotes & Highlights

“Masterfully orchestrated by director Albert Alarr… The entire ensemble shines.” —LA Weekly (Go!)
“Kevin Brief, Matthew J. Williamson, Matthew Thompson and Gary Lamb bring a feverish intensity to this drama… the kind of… gem that L.A.’s extensive 99-seat theater scene does better than anywhere else.” —Los Angeles Times
“[A] powerful drama, laced with occasional laugh-out-loud humor, and the dynamic performances of four remarkable actors directed impeccably by Albert Alarr.” —
“Crown City Theatre has a surefire audience grabber. The four actors deliver astoundingly raw and full-out performances.” —
A Prayer for My Daughter is an intriguing production that will please lovers of crime drama as well as theater.” —Valley Scene Magazine


Directed by Albert Alarr (Director,_ Days of our Lives_) artistic director of Mudluscious Theater Company and graduate of The Julliard School of Theater.


Kevin Brief (Detective Francis Xavier Kelly), soon to be seen in the Adam Sandler film Born to Be a Star. Guest appearances include roles on TV’s _Medium, Cold Case, House, ER, Will and Grace, and Six Feet Under_.

Matthew J. Williamson (Detective Jack Delasante) recently returned to L.A. from a Broadway engagement in Come Back Little Sheba. He has been seen on Boston Legal, Will & Grace, ER, All My Children, Las Vegas, The O.C., and many more.

Gary Lamb (Simon Cohn a.k.a. Sean de Kahn) is co-artistic director of CCTC and former artistic director of Pasadena Shakespeare in the Park, Nevada Shakepeare in the Park, and First Stage Theater of Chicago. He appeared in Twelfth Night at CCTC last year and has been on numerous TV shows, including appearances on General Hospital and a webisode of Driving Fool.

Matthew Thompson (Jimmy Rosario a.k.a. Jimmy Rosehips) has appeared in dozens of feature films, shorts, television shows and plays.