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Eclectic Company Theatre
5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607
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The weather was Clear and mild. I wore A dress and sweater. .
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Why not stop at the nearby diner 4n20 for a slice of pie and to share your feelings after the performance?
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"Veronika Decides to Die"
11 ratings
3.7 average rating
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 24 2011

I hadn't read the book -- though I'm familiar with Coelho's work i.e. The Alchemist -- and I really loved the play. Very moving. Very sincere. I thought they did well with the tone, balancing between heavy and light. Left me with a very warm...continued

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6 stars
attended May 01 2011

Great play, and great acting

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

This was an extremely captivating production. Thought provoking, poignant, with points of humor made it a very enjoyable experience. The acting was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this show.

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Veronika Decides to Die was made into a film in 2009 starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.


In this life-affirming original stage production of Paulo Coelho’s stunning book, the concept of acceptable behavior is challenged and the notion of truth is re-imagined with intelligence, warmth,humor, and passion. After an attempted suicide leaves her health debilitated, Veronika finds herself living out her final days in a mental institution where the patients may be saner than the world outside. Her exploration of the true meaning of sanity and her fight for liberation reveal the power of love,redemption, self-acceptance and letting go.