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Pacific Resident Theatre
between Oakwood Ave and Shell Ave 703 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291
310-822-8392
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59 reviews
4 stars
The weather was mild. I wore casual clothes..
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59 reviews
4 stars
Parked in lot behind theatre. Street parking can be searched out..
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"The Browning Version"
49 ratings
4.4 average rating
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Efren Matos Red Velvet
544 events
314 reviews
541 stars
attended Nov 27 2009

Good acting and great venue but I didn't like the story. My partner and I fell asleep a few times.

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130 events
39 reviews
18 stars
attended Nov 29 2009

I was disappointed with most of the acting, unlike many of the other reviewers, especially with their inability to adopt authentic English accents, which made the performances more distracting than believable. Would have been better if they'd...continued

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35 events
18 reviews
18 stars
attended Nov 20 2009

Pacific Resident Theatre has offered a very solid staging of a mid-century classic.

Bruce French's performance in the lead role is beautifully etched, giving his character the many(both pitiable and heroic) dimensions that Rattigan intended. ...continued

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Winner of 3 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
The Browning Version is a consummately satisfying theatrical outing. But it’s also a subliminally disturbing one. Rattigan understands what audiences think they want as well as what they don’t know they want.  And the secret to his success is that he provides both.“_ —”Los Angeles Times":http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/12/the-browning-version-terence-rattigan-lives-at-pacific-resident-theatre.html_
“Fox directs this piece with masterful subtlety and draws devastatingly convincing performances from her actors.” -LA Weekly
“The actors give amazing performances, under Marilyn Fox’s elegant direction.” -Backstage

Description

Written by Terence Rattigan

Produced by Sara Newman-Martins

Rattigan’s 1949 masterpiece brilliantly explores the complexity of the human heart. It predates Albee’s Who’s Afriad of Virginia Woolf in its scathing examination of a marriage. A contemporary of Noel Coward and Somerset Maugham, Rattigan’s wit and depth remain timeless.

This production was listed in Charles McNulty’s Top 10 Theatre Performances for 2009.