Venue Details

136 Star Starred
Pacific Resident Theatre
between Oakwood Ave and Shell Ave 703 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291
310-822-8392
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from Wendy Bass Scharf
283 events 127 reviews

Run, don't walk to this fantastic show!!! If I could have rated it higher, I would have! Acting is superb, with Ava Bogle as Emily, and Jill Renner as Evie. I can't remember when I last saw such emotional, and keenly poignant performances....continued

reviewed Dec 16 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Laurie D.
Red Velvet 208 events 42 reviews

An exceptionally well-acted play in a very small, intimate theatre. Moments of unexpected humor, as well as unexpected tears. Poignant, thoughtful, and altogether an extremely satisfying evening out.

reviewed Jan 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from HEATHER
Red Velvet 42 events 4 reviews

I loved this play! Was so surprised to see such incredible acting, unexpected story in a great small theatre. A must see!!

reviewed Jan 08 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“…it’s a pleasure to watch the oft-told tale of a brainy outcast told from a fresh, female perspective” —Backstage

Description

Pacific Resident Theatre presents

A Second Stage Production:

The West Coast Premiere of Dawn O’Leary’s

Island of Brilliance

Produced by

Alley Mills and Orson Bean

Directed by

Wynn Marlow

Island of Brilliance revolves around Evie, a unique young high school student who displays unusual honesty and generosity. When her older sister (who has an IQ of forty) begins reciting poetry, her life is disrupted in a complex series of events that shape Evie’s future.

The Ensemble:

Ava Bogle, Nancy Linehan Charles,

Mary Jane, William Lithgow, Jill Marie Renner,

Kevin Railsback and Norm Skaggs

<em>Company</em> Paranormal Investigation on the Queen Mary <em>An Evening of Classic Broadway</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey <em>The Book of Mormon</em> <em>The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz</em>