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The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from Greg
Red Velvet 137 events 26 reviews

It takes a singular type of bravery to produce a theatrical adaptation of a cinema milestone. Since its release in 1954, the iconic “contender” scene, as portrayed by the inimitable Marlon Brando, has permeated our culture and given the movie near...continued

reviewed Feb 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Peggy Graham
71 events 41 reviews

Very enjoyable night out. Acting was good, the staging was interesting, and the subject was relevant.

reviewed Feb 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from O.A.O
23 events 15 reviews

I give this event 5 stars for what they managed to do with the cast and set they had on hand to work with. It doesn't have the glitz and glamor of some of the bigger productions you'll see in the city, but WOW does this cast deliver an awesome...continued

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“It is a dazzling performance in a group show that offers not a carbon copy, but an imaginative re-invention of what is an iconic movie. It makes for a gripping piece of theatre.”   —_The Guardian _
“An extraordinary piece of expressionistic theatre and stylized ritual that ranks as a thrilling work of art…I was enthralled.”  —London Evening Standard


By Budd Schulberg with Stan Silverman

Directed by Kenneth Kelleher

While the iconic film was sold to audiences as “warm and moving…but with brass knuckles,” reviewers have called this reworking, which debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008, “mythic” and “surreal,” with all the power and pathos that first packed a punch more than 50 years ago.

The 1954 film received eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. It is Leonard Bernstein’s only original film score not adapted from a stage production with songs.

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