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Pacific Resident Theatre
between Oakwood Ave and Shell Ave 703 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291
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"Island of Brilliance"
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4.4 average rating
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122 reviews
56 stars
attended Dec 16 2010

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

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attended Jan 08 2011

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.

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4 reviews
11 stars
attended Jan 08 2011

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

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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


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