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108 Star Starred
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405
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10 reviews
48 stars
The weather was cold.
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Tragedy of the Commons"
35 ratings
4.3 average rating
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5 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 04 2011

A stunning opportunity to enjoy the work of a leading actor. The play is still resonating in my mind. Original, very emotional, intelligent, Broadway-caliber theater that would hold attention on a much larger stage.

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194 reviews
145 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

Just was o.k. - sorry it was not up to par.

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32 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 04 2011

great story, wonderfully written, and incredible performances, esp by Brian Kerwin. we loved it.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Superlative cast … [a] thought-provoking production.” -_Backstage (Critic’s Pick)
“Superlative production … outstanding work by the ensemble and director.” —
Total Theater _
“This is the best play I’ve seen in a long time with rich characters, lyric language and a pace that doesn’t let up. It’s well worth a trip” – _CurtainUp _
“A must see-searing drama”-_LA Splash _
“Metcalfe has written a thoughtful bit of prose about the tragedies that shape our common lives, and the Ruskin has done it justice”—Laist (Recommended)
“Riveting, emotionally sustained…must see play”—_Santa Monica Mirror _
“Kerwin’s performance attains true greatness. Pitch perfect…powerful piece of Los Angeles theater at its best”—StageSceneLA (Recommended)
“Cast…all terrific. Every midsize and larger nonprofit company within LA, OC and VC should be looking at this production. The classic it most resembles is The Cherry Orchard. The intimacy of the Ruskin helps (Director and ensemble) delineate the play’s many nuances…this could become a great play” –Don Shirley, _LA Stage Times _
“Engrossing play…intelligent and well-performed production—-something you can always count on at the excellent Ruskin Group Theatre”—_San Diego Jewish World _