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Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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2.3 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Jean Wolman
43 events 13 reviews

I totally agree with one of your reviewers--the play itself was dreadful and the performances even worse. We almost walked out at intermission, but hate to do that--now wish we had. Second act had a promising beginning by quickly faded out.

reviewed Sep 25 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Stella
14 events 2 reviews

Dreadful from the opening scene. The story was silly, the pacing glacial, the performances worse. We left at intermission--indeed, the story was so wierd that much of the audience didn't recognize that intermission was upon us when the lights...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
9 events 2 reviews

It was quirky, entertaining yet light fare. The story is interesting and the acting is decent. Contemporary themes of disconnection and greed, despite or actually because of technology. The main character played her part well, but it was written...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
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Description

Written by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Lennon Smith

In this technologically obsessed world of staying connected, would you answer a dead guy’s incessantly ringing cell phone at the next table in an otherwise quiet café? Jean does, and soon finds herself dating the dead man’s brother, sharing cosmopolitans with his widow, and rendezvousing with his mistress. Jean’s never-to-be-imagined odyssey takes her to hell and back as she sets the dead man’s bizarre life to rights — and in the process resurrects her own.

Sarah Ruhl gained widespread recognition for her play The Clean House, which won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005. She also won the 2006 MacArthur Fellowship for “creating vivid and adventurous theatrical works that poignantly juxtapose the mundane aspects of daily life with mythic themes of love and war." Other plays include Eurydice and _Passion Play.  _

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