Venue Details

18 Star Starred
Electric Lodge
between California Ave and Milwood Ave 1416 Electric Ave. Venice, CA 90291
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Member Tips


1 said this
Get there early- park in the free lot then walk a block to Abbott Kinney and eat at one of the many wonderful restaurants there-and walk back in time for the show. This is not a show to walk in late to, and there is no intermission.
info Jun 22 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Parking available free on site. If it fills, paid public parking lot right across the street.
info Jun 24 2013 star this tip starred
human nature lover
The weather was lovely!. I wore layers. The air conditioning is very good in the theatre..
dress Jun 27 2013 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

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4.5 average rating
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5 stars
attended Jun 30 2013

Actor excellent. Always admire someone who can memorize all the dialogue without faltering. Mixed feelings about some of the points actor chose to emphasize,.

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attended Jun 22 2013

I went because I heard good things about this actor, and saw his other play. I also read the LA Times rave review. I knew nothing about Thomas Paine....the man who really... continued

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attended Jun 23 2013

What a great evening, met interesting people, learned much...and saw an riveting play. What's not to like! This actor is incredible-he held the audience rapt from start... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

June 21 is opening night with a reception, which will include wine, cheese and dessert, at the venue following the performance.
Check out the great Goldstar member reviews of this production at another venue.
“Theatergoers are enriched by Ruskin’s reminder and portrayal of the man who put pen to paper and wrote_ __The Age of Reason_, and strove mightily to put theory into practice, across two continents.” -LA Progressive
“Ruskin’s Paine provides more than a mere history lesson; it’s a sort of performance art. Not only do we learn of a largely untold slice of the American story, we also get to see an actor in top form. So nuanced and layered is Ruskin’s performance, and so enlightening is his script, it’s as if Paine has been brought to back life just to speak to us.”
“Certainly Ruskin, whose versatility, innate affability and easy delivery lands directly between middle-period Geoffrey Rush and the late Roger Livesey, conveys the truth as he sees it, …” —Los Angeles Times