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143 Star Starred
A Noise Within
3352 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107
626-356-3100
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 28 members
Review from Shay Port
45 events 19 reviews

The production was generally on point, but the direction was somewhat lackluster - long stretches of men sitting around chatting. The acting overall was very good, but some of the actor's voices got lost in the theatre and it was a times...continued

reviewed Nov 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Laura Brown
60 events 16 reviews

Just like in life, nothing turns out as you thought it would in this play. The subject of medical scarcity seemed very up to date, despite the early 1900s setting. The actors were fine; particularly the artist, who was gleefully immoral. Plenty of...continued

reviewed Nov 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Puurli
30 events 15 reviews

Excellent acting and very entertaining play. Overall, amazing how little things change over 100 years...

reviewed Oct 13 2012 report as inappropriate
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“A wonderfully wrought production that has taken Shaw’s best and made it even better.” -_ArtsinLA _
“Director Dámaso Rodríguez and a ready cast ride Shaw’s hobbyhorse themes at a full gallop, blowing past the piece’s occasional stodginess with sheer comical verve … this solid production honors Shaw in all his puckishness and spleen.” -Los Angeles Times

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Harley Street doctor Sir Colenso Ridgeon’s revolutionary tuberculosis treatment remains experimental and his resources restricted to ten selected patients. The arrival of the striking and persuasive Jennifer Dubedat, desperate to save the life of her brilliant artist husband, nevertheless prompts Ridgeon to invite the young couple to a dinner where he and his colleagues may assess the merits of the case. Beguiled by the charismatic Dubedat and his lovely wife, they concur that his is a life worth saving, even at the expense of another. Yet no sooner are the medics congratulating themselves in their decision, than they are confronted by Dubedat’s questionable morality. Meanwhile, their impoverished colleague Blenkinsop, the most worthy but least exceptional of the lot, reveals himself in dire need of treatment. Disturbingly funny and psychologically incisive, Bernard Shaw’s The Doctor’s Dilemma takes on with an irreverent glee the dubious ethics of the men who play God.

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