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Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-397-3244
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"Faithful"
49 ratings
4.4 average rating
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8 events
6 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 27 2008

I had seen the movie in the 90's and loved it. I wasn't sure how it would be seeing it live on stage but I have to say that the acting was superb!!! I just might see it again!

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52 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 26 2008

Excellent production. I remember watching this play in its earliest development at Theatre West. It is well cast and quite engaging in this small classy theatre. A very enjoyable experience in an intimate setting. Very funny as well as...continued

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118 events
87 reviews
34 stars
attended Oct 05 2008

Great acting, wonderful set, free parking right outside; what's not to like? Go see it tonight.

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Quotes & Highlights

“…comically rewarding. The members of the Ruskin Group are to be lauded for their efforts.” — Variety
“A gripping script translates beautifully…under the tight direction of Mikey Myers. Veers from drama to comedy… doesn’t flag for a moment…so engrossing and the acting so perfect.”—Curtain Up
“A brilliant psychological comedy/drama//twister…dazzling…engrossing…awesome performers. This one is definitely a MUST SEE!”—_Santa Monica Daily Press _
“A hilarious production…tight, solid direction with an extraordinary cast…scrumptious upscale set home set. Faithful is our CRITIC’S PICK” — _KCLA  _

Description

The suspense of an unabashed assault takes an astonishing turn somewhere between comedy and drama. A rejected wife and a hit man, hired by her husband, expose their quirky bonding on the darker side of love. This strange and spirited, yet oddly familiar, exchange between the characters reveals a compelling tale of attraction, infidelity, betrayal, and deceit that might just have a chance for redemption…during an unexpected stirring of conscience.

Faithful will be directed by Mike Myers, who is also the Ruskin’s managing director. Mike has produced more than 25 projects since 2002. He is a co-creator of the Ruskin’s critically acclaimed LA CAFÉ PLAYS, a monthly offering of one-acts that are done in 10 1/2 hours from conception to staging

John Ruskin (Artistic Director) who’s critically acclaimed staging of Strange Snow last season was extended to accommodate demand from local audiences. John’s years of experience include his studies at the Yale School of Drama, British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England, and the University of Colorado in Boulder. In New York Ruskin joined the acting faculty of the Neighborhood Playhouse at the request of Sanford Meisner (who he apprenticed) before moving to Los Angeles where he founded his own school of acting and a professional theatre company.

Descanso Gardens: Enchanted Forest of Light <em>CHILL</em> <em>L.A. Zoo Lights</em> American Ballet Theatre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> Knott's Merry Farm Long Beach Ballet: <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker</em> <em>Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular</em> <em>Merrily We Roll Along</em> <em>Long Day's Journey Into Night</em>