Abigail s party 050813
3.9 / 5 Rated by 62 members
Review from Scott Carter
Red Velvet 818 events 443 reviews

Acting was brilliant. Set was stunning...in the first half. But the play falls apart a bit in the second half. Even genious directing and acting couldn't quite pull it through.

reviewed Jun 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Hllywd
Red Velvet 858 events 432 reviews

I see almost every production here and it is one of my favorite small theater companies. The acting was great as usual and the set was exceptional as usual. However, I was not wowed by the script or the content. Plus, I did not find it all that...continued

reviewed May 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from bk
Red Velvet 237 events 161 reviews

Very entertaining show with an excellent cast. Lovely theatre and cocktail area. Congrats to S.F. Playhouse.

reviewed Jul 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Theatre Fan
Red Velvet 156 events 139 reviews

I didn't care for the script - it didn't go anywhere. It was a slice of dysfunctional life, the end. Kudos to Susi Damilano who killed it in the lead roll. The part was made for her. The actor playing Tony overacted.

reviewed Jun 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from James
Red Velvet 163 events 137 reviews

Very entertaining.

reviewed Jun 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from bwkbwk
Red Velvet 380 events 107 reviews

Funny, enjoyable show. The American actors did a great job with their British accents.

The only part about the show that I didn't like was the ending...which I won't give away.

reviewed May 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Milford
Red Velvet 44 events 18 reviews

Nice older venue, easy to get to and ample parking options nearby. Food and drink are allowed in the theater! The production was fun -- nice set and good character development with some sharp dialog.

reviewed May 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Nick
Red Velvet 60 events 13 reviews

The set design was brilliant & the play well acted.

reviewed Jun 11 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Rich Alsterberg
Red Velvet 58 events 11 reviews

Funny show and well done. Enjoyed the stage and setting.

reviewed Jul 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Aren Haun
Red Velvet 46 events 2 reviews

Abigail’s Party, by Mike Leigh, is about a group of people at a cocktail party, none of whom actually want to be there, except for Beverly, the hostess who incessantly refills drinks and plays records in a determined attempt to enjoy herself. ...continued

reviewed May 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from TheatreAddict
194 events 155 reviews

The performances were fine - ranging from adequate (Remi Sandri, who had the thankless task of trying to make a boring character interesting) to good (Allison White and Susi Damilano, as a chatty awkward neighbor and an over-sexed housewife,...continued

reviewed Jun 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Betty Nudelman
82 events 67 reviews

Fabulous acting, well directed, great set and a very interesting play. Keeping up SFPlayhouse signature style of something you can talk about afterwards.

reviewed Jun 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Pete
124 events 66 reviews

Funny, biting, sexy play well acted.

reviewed May 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from charles Belenky
121 events 66 reviews

The script wasn't great, a farce about socially inept people. The ending was completely out of synch with the rest of the play. While the acting was generally serviceable, the woman who played Beverly was too old and the man who played Laurence...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark Allen
150 events 64 reviews

A very enjoyable and entertaining play, Abigail's Party displays the fine talents of five actors. I enjoyed the play and recommend it. I enjoyed all the performers, and especially liked (yes, thank you!) the performance of Julia Brothers as Susan.

reviewed Jun 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Elizabeth Larson
52 events 42 reviews

Abigail's Party was a wonderful theater experience. Susi Damilano was sensational as Beverly, one of five eccentrics thrown together in 1970's England, all trying to one-up each other. She plays the vamping, drinking, sarcastic wife with true...continued

reviewed May 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from David J Thomas
83 events 28 reviews

Excellent acting in a well-staged, rather bitter comedy.

reviewed Jun 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mike Matichich
78 events 25 reviews

Another very solid production from this very reliable theater company. I really like their new venue, my first opporutnity to experience it.

reviewed Jul 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from bleurose
30 events 23 reviews
Review from Matthew K.
56 events 20 reviews

A lovely, fun evening at the theater. Well-written, well-acted (with believable English accents), wonderful set, lighting, costumes, etc. I recommend it.

reviewed May 23 2013 report as inappropriate
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