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134 Star Starred
Pacific Resident Theatre
between Oakwood Ave and Shell Ave 703 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291
310-822-8392
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"The Browning Version"
49 ratings
4.4 average rating
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104 events
73 reviews
47 stars
attended Oct 31 2009

This is another old chestnut that the PRT does so well--even if too frequently: new plays would be welcomed although I do wonder if their subscriber base prefers the old. (And even if they do, this may not be the way to increase that base. We were...continued

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Anonymous Red Velvet
564 events
326 reviews
636 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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134 events
40 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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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.

Descanso Gardens: Enchanted Forest of Light <em>Motown the Musical</em> <em>CHILL</em> <em>L.A. Zoo Lights</em> American Ballet Theatre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> <em>Amélie, A New Musical</em> <em>Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment</em> Knott's Merry Farm <em>The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker</em>