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111 Star Starred
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405
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"Italian American Reconciliation"
99 ratings
4.4 average rating
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125 reviews
56 stars
attended Oct 31 2009

I love the Ruskin, and love Shanley. Neither disappointed me in this production. John Collela was superb as usual, I saw him previously in Unfaithful, and his performance was exceptional. The rest of the actors were also well cast. Not a bad one...continued

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71 reviews
63 stars
attended Nov 01 2009

Great little production, wonderful sets and characters. The story was realistic and entertaining and hit a few chords with my partner and me. The Ruskin was a new treat and greatly appreciated. FREE PARKING, easily accessible, pretty spot. Great...continued

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28 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 22 2009

John Collela is a very engaging lead man, but it wasn't necessary with this very intelligent script. If you like a story that reminds you to peel back the layers of the onion to see what's truly inside - see this. Very, very entertaining!

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Ruskin Group Theatre proudly presents a comedy that knows “the greatest, the only, success is to be able to love,” created by story teller John Patrick Shanley (whose work has garnered a Tony Award, an Academy Award, and the Pulitzer Prize).  Huey and Aldo are two passionate men, who have been best friends their whole lives.  Unwittingly, they set out to conquer love.  It quickly becomes clear that they must first prove their manhood and reconcile with their past… through a “vampire vulture monster fiend” that Huey once married.  

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