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Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 33 members
Review from Victor B.
Red Velvet 271 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

reviewed Jul 11 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol
Red Velvet 56 events 46 reviews

This is a true story of a 1944 explosion in the San Francisco bay area at an ammunitions loading area during World War II. It follows the actions, arrests, and courtmartial of 50 black seamen. The entire production should be required attendance...continued

reviewed Jul 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Corrina L.
62 events 45 reviews

Staging and pacing was perfect. Some of the actors flew above the others, but still overall an extremely touching, informative and emotional play.

reviewed Aug 07 2009 report as inappropriate
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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.  

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