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Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-397-3244
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 33 members
Review from Gerald H Dessner
34 events 19 reviews

Interesting tale, well acted with impressive staging. I recommend it.

reviewed Jul 11 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Alice M.
29 events 10 reviews

During WWII at Port Chicago near San Francisco, Black enlisted men in the Navy were forced to load ships with deadly weapons even after 320 men were killed in an explosion.The men were willing to fight in the war, but the Navy was racially biased...continued

reviewed Jul 17 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Victor B.
Red Velvet 272 events 229 reviews

This new play is about true events that occured during World War II. Given the very limited stage and the fairly large cast I thought it was very well-done. There were some excellent performances. I have a couple of caveats. One, I thought there...continued

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Jolted in the night, San Francisco’s East Bay residents attempted to shield themselves from shattering windows as the sky blazed.  320 people were killed, 400 more were injured, and everything within a one mile radius was destroyed in a flash.  50 survivors were imprisoned for mutiny.  If you have not heard about the worst home front military disaster in our history, you will now know why.  If you had already known about it, you will find out that there is still much more to the story.    

Ruskin Group Theatre Company presents the world premiere*_ *of*_ _*_Mutiny at Port Chicago, written and directed by Paul Leaf.

Paul Leaf (Director) is a multi-award winner (Peabody Award for _Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys and for his production of _Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force).  He has directed numerous productions, receiving recognition for his work as a screenwriter and producer as well.  On Broadway, Paul has worked with Moss Hart and Elia Kazan, and Off-Broadway/regionally he has worked with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, NY Shakespeare Festival, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theater, and Goodspeed Opera.  

KIDZ BOP <em>Best Time Ever</em> Tour <em>Company</em> Paranormal Investigation on the Queen Mary <em>An Evening of Classic Broadway</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey St. Paddy's Trackside Celebration