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Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 30 members
Review from Wendy Bass Scharf
283 events 127 reviews

Oh my God, I was on the edge of my seat the entire performance, and was totally drained by the play's conclusion. The tension was so thick, and Frederick so eerily calm, you knew there would be an explosion, and tried to anticipate when it would...continued

reviewed Feb 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Dan Burtt
44 events 28 reviews

WOW! I had low expectations because this play is at Ruskin's "smaller" space - but it was incredible! Both actors are utterly believable in their roles and give everything they have. The play is loaded with so much tension from start to finish...continued

reviewed Feb 19 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from gotoshow
349 events 197 reviews

Both actors were excellent but for a two man play over two hours was just too long because too many of the scenes were basically the same theme over and over and it just got to the point where I said enough is enough-get to the end that we all...continued

reviewed Feb 20 2010 report as inappropriate
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“Impeccable performance…I was simply bowled over. In my view, Dane Zinter could become this generation’s Meryl Streep. You’ve got to see it for yourself…well worth your time and attention!” —Santa Monica Daily Press
“Outstanding…gripping the audience with its ever-mounting aura of quiet danger. Gutsy and multi-layered performances. It should not be missed.” — _


JOHN FOWLES (Writer) has been celebrated as one of the most seductive storytellers of the late twentieth century.  He burst from obscurity with the spectacular debut of his first novel, The Collector.  John finished his first draft in a month, but spent more than a year making revisions before showing it to his agent. When the paperback rights were sold in the spring of that year it was close to the highest price that had hitherto been paid for a first novel.   The Collector was also optioned and became a film in 1965.  Over the next two decades, the books rolled out: The Magus, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Aristos, The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa, A Maggot, and a host of critically acclaimed dramatic translations and penetrating essays.  The appearance of each of Fowles’ romantic and fiercely intellectual works became a major literary event.

EDWARD EDWARDS (Director) has worked on Broadway in Mike Nichols production of Streamers and played the title role in The Nerd.  In Los Angeles his theatre credits include Another Part of the Forest at The Ahmanson, Porgy and Bess at LA Opera and The Hasty Heart at Pacific Resident Theatre, for which he won the Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.  Edward has worked on nine feature films including the David Fincher project The Social Network, which opens 2010.

MARK HEALY (Playwright) adapted The Collector for stage.  His writing credits include a translation of Racine’s Britannicus, and John Fowles The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Jane Austen’s Persuasions, _Sense and Sensibility _and Dracula, as well as Lord of the Undead.

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