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Electric Lodge
between California Ave and Milwood Ave 1416 Electric Ave. Venice, CA 90291
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The weather was lovely!. I wore layers. The air conditioning is very good in the theatre..
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The weather was cool and breezy. I wore layers.
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"To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine"
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4.5 average rating
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15 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 21 2013

I'm blown away. I saw this show in Hollywood just two weeks ago and it has grown even more since then. There was a full house tonight hanging on every word Mr. Ruskin said, some moved to tears at the end. The full house gave him a spontaneous long...continued

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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 started our revolution of independent thought and action in our USA. Intense...continued

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attended Jun 23 2013

This show is an engaging way to learn more about Thomas Paine. As a 'one man show' I think he carried the portrayal and show well as the sole performer. Even tough it's done in a small theater, the intimacy of being able to really see him is...continued

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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