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Old Town Theatre (San Diego, CA)

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"Mistakes Were Made"
40 ratings
3.3 average rating
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8 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 21 2012

I wanted to see this play because the review said it was a comedy. Basically, it was a one-man show. He talked on the phone for 1 hour and 40 minutes. It wasn't a comedy at all and it turned out to be a depressing story. Even though the acting was...continued

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Kenn Red Velvet
17 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Sep 22 2012

If you like a one man show that is a depiction of a one hour and 30 minute long series of single-sided phone conversations then you might like it. We found it boring and even fell asleep halfway through the performance. Also, the seats in the...continued

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58 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 10 2012

Amazing performance in an almost "one-man" show. The play is often funny; the language is strong, Although the producer, Felix, is unappealing at the beginning, you grow to like him as you see his inventiveness in adjusting to his constant...continued

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21 reviews
15 stars
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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 22 2012

one of the worst times I have spent. A man babble into a phone was most annoying.

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50 reviews
35 stars
attended Sep 28 2012

Great acting just not my kind of play. My partner fell asleep, as many other's in the theatre did.

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39 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 22 2012

Great acting

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Victoria Red Velvet
42 events
22 reviews
19 stars
attended Sep 26 2012

This play is about a show producer and how he manipulates his clients and his backers. He has many regrets in life and only a fish to confide in. The Fish is actually the best part of the play. Although the dialog was clever and the premise fair...continued

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15 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 27 2012

Phil Johnson is excellent as the harried Broadway producer, who over the course of the play juggles multiple issues threatening his breakout production of "Mistakes Were Made". His passion and delivery are in full force, and I worried for his...continued

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29 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 12 2012

It was a good show, not a great show.

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chefedithr@yahoo.com
66 events
27 reviews
12 stars
attended Oct 13 2012

A comedic tour de force. i have never laughed so hard or for so long.

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LvR
40 events
26 reviews
29 stars
attended Oct 11 2012

Great performance -- the stamina it takes to perform alone for 90 minutes is amazing -- and the "cast" handled it so well. Loved the staging; loved Denise; loved the secretary too.
Another terrific presentation from Cygnet. They never fail...continued

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18 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 21 2012

The entire show was incredibly well acted, staged and chocked full of nuanced energy and style. My wife and I were completely enthralled and entertained !!!

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amy
56 events
15 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 06 2012

Play was tedious at times. Never really felt any reason to connect with the character. Writing was just ok.

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14 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 21 2012

Hilarious show with an outstanding performance by Phil Johnson. Enjoyed the intimate theater.

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14 reviews
22 stars
attended Sep 20 2012

I enjoyed the show very much. The actor was very good and convincing in his role. My only criticism is that it wasn't quite as funny as I thought it could be. There was some humor it in but it needed a little more. It got to dark and ...continued

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 20 2012

I expected that this play would be funnier. While I applaud the work the actor took for this one-man show, it just wasn't as entertaining as I had hoped.

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11 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 28 2012

Phil Johnson is pure entertainment in Mistakes were made. His energy never slacks, he kept us all going for a full 100 minutes!! Fabulous and fun!

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 14 2012

Interesting play. Language may offend a few. Phil Johnson does a great job for 90 minutes of non stop moving, emoting, and reacting to the circumstances his character, Felix, encounters trying to produce a play. Ending provides insight to some of...continued

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9 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 17 2012

I will offer no spoilers, but only this: pay attention to the slow build-up details, because Felix Artifex doesn't miss a beat!
By the end, you are so wrapped into his one-sided dialouge, you want to go out and find a good sheep dipping venture...continued

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