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38 Star Starred
Road Theatre @ Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 55 members
Review from Mark Flora

This is an extremely professional production of a hauntingly comic play. The performances are terrorific! The production values are top-notch. Sam Anderson is amazing. I highly recommend you see this play.

reviewed Jan 23 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Intense 3 person cast. Anderson's dialogue was full of subtle and quirky language, and the character was full of complexity even during the quieter moments. Playful, unique, and inspired set design left no portion of the intimate stage unused, yet...continued

reviewed Jan 17 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Jack Levic

THE BIRD AND MR. BANKS has a slow start and I expected this to a run of the mill play, but I was in for a big surprise thanks to Sam Anderson's brilliant performance as the emotionally broken Mr. Banks. Mr. Banks finally has two friends in the...continued

reviewed Mar 22 2009 report as inappropriate
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The Bird and Mr. Banks, which premiered at Chicago’s Live Bait Theatre in 2006, explores the world of Seymour Banks, once the most wanted man in America. Fresh out of college with the highest score ever recorded on the notoriously thorny CPA examination, accounting firms all over the country courted him. Many years later, having settled for a less than stellar position at a mid-sized collection agency, Banks again becomes America’s most wanted man—by police in three states and the FBI—and all because of a girl, a dark deed, and a baby bird called Peep. 

The Road Theatre Company’s Co-Artistic Director Sam Anderson, who plays Bernard Nadler on ABC’s megahit TV series _LOST, _will make his first local stage appearance in six years in the title role—of Mr. Banks, not The Bird, that is. Long before he was LOST, Anderson’s film and television career has spanned 30 years and he has assayed close to 200 roles. Some of the most familiar Anderson Sightings are as the lecherous Principal in Forrest Gump, lethal attorney Holland Manners on Angel, Donna’s racist father in La Bamba, Dr. Fonzie on _Friends, _the befuddled FBI agent on Everybody Loves Raymond, as well as his participation in “event” television projects From the Earth to the Moon as Dr. Tom Paine, head of NASA, and Stephen King’s _The Stand as _Whitney. His role as the arrogant cardiologist Dr. Kaysen on _E.R. _earned him a SAG Award (Best Ensemble).

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