Venue Details

80 Star Starred
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-394-9779
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1 review
0 stars
We had a lovely afternoon tea at the Kings Head Pub at 2nd and Santa Monica before the play. Great regular pub grub too, fish and chips, chicken tikka masala etc. And a wicked ginger beer too! Yum!
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85 events
64 reviews
18 stars
Plenty of restaurants nearby; avoid the small Asian one next door to the south, at all costs.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Giving Up Is Hard to Do"
33 ratings
4.2 average rating
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181 events
42 reviews
-8 stars
attended Oct 11 2014

Annie Abbott is an amazing actress. She was able to bring so much of her past to life, and in a way that it all perfectly fit together to become her present. The show was thoughtful, touching, funny, and extremely well done, and we enjoyed it...continued

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Nancy Belling Boyarsky Red Velvet
51 events
13 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 17 2015

Sorry, did not enjoy this. From the write-up, I was expecting a comedy, and it just wasn't. It made me sad. This wasn't the experience I was hoping for.

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12 reviews
18 stars
attended Jan 17 2015

Annie Abbott's life experience has been pretty much like most people's. She's had sorrows and joys but nothing that warrants a one-woman show other than pure conceit. I was too polite to allow myself to fall asleep. YAWN!

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Website

http://annieabbott.net/giving-up-is-hard-to-do/

Quotes & Highlights

“Abbott shares her years of hard knocks and success, love, loss and new love with high-octane spirit and a great deal of humor … the life [her stories] represent is one that has been lived fully and is moving full steam ahead into the future.” —Burbank Leader

“She’s a cross between Cloris Leachman and Ruth Gordon. … She’s a gem. Go see her! 5 out of 5 stars.” —Grigware Reviews