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Promenade Playhouse
at Santa Monica Blvd 1404 Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 28 members
Review from Kinno
54 events 43 reviews

The two actors did a great job with what they had. Cute idea, a few cute jokes. However, most of the jokes were pretty silly and even juvenile at times - sexual double meanings, wordplay ("Fakav" was overused, etc.) Not as clever as I would have...continued

reviewed Jan 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Di Ana
42 events 11 reviews

Funny! The theater itself, thought, might need a little face lift.

reviewed Jul 22 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Dianne C.
37 events 10 reviews

I laughed so much that my face hurt when I left the theatre! Both Ilia Volok and David Laird Scott are amazingly talented, and gave a wonderful, high energy performance.

reviewed May 13 2007 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

" …a wacky, warm-hearted parable, and both its talented stars are going places." -Los Angeles Times
“Hilarious!” —NoHo News
“A neatly performed love letter to the American Way.”-Backstage West


Fakov in America, aka The Russians Are Here! is a comedy starring and written by Ilia Volok and David Laird Scott. This firecracker of a play is about a young Russian farmer named Ilia Pushkin Fakov (played by Volok) who comes to America pursuing the American Dream. After a series of job failures, Ilia meets a young woman who helps procure his dream job of working at a zoo cleaning the cage of the world-famous Gorilla Bubbles. Mayhem ensues when Ilia sets Gorilla Bubbles free. His life takes many directions before he finally finds that the secret to success is closer to home than he thought. In this two-man, one-act play, David Laird Scott plays the more than 15 characters Ilia encounters along the way.

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