Posts Tagged ‘Odyssey Theatre Ensemble’

PUNK ROCK

The Breakfast Club’s all-American teen quintet may have found themselves holed up in the high school library like the seven English “sixth-formers” of Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock, but the world inhabited by those 1980s John Hughes archetypes seems positively Disneyesque compared to the dystopia their contemporary UK counterparts call home in Stephens’ riveting slice of middle-class private-school life, now being given an edge-of-your-seat Los Angeles Premiere by the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.
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A TASTE OF HONEY

Teenage Jo comes of age once again in A Taste Of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s groundbreaking slice of mid-20th-century Manchester life made must-see at West L.A.’s Odyssey Theatre by its native Mancunian star’s haunting lead performance.
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GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE

There’s a whole lot of fourth-wall-breaking going on in Go Back To Where You are, David Greenspan’s magical seventy-five minute bit of meta-theatrical romance and whimsy now getting an admittedly brain-challenging but absolutely captivating West Coast Premiere by the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.
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TEMPEST REDUX

You don’t have to be a Shakespeare lover to fall under the spell of John Farmanesh-Bocca’s magically reimagined ninety-minute take on The Tempest, the Bard’s classic tale of treachery, revenge, and transformative forgiveness, fittingly retitled Tempest Redux and mesmerizing audiences at West L.A.’s Odyssey Theatre.
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BROADWAY BOUND

Neil Simon plays don’t get any finer than his semi-autobiographical 1986 dramedy Broadway Bound, nor intimate theater revivals any more flawless than the Broadway Bound revival now playing at West L.A.’s Odyssey Theatre under Jason Alexander’s inspired direction.
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A DELICATE BALANCE

A superb, superbly-directed cast not only manage to survive an overlong, overly talky first act that perhaps no contemporary playwright could get away with, they go on to make theatrical magic as the Odyssey Theatre presents A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musings on the nature of family and friendship—and the responsibilities that each entails.
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A STEADY RAIN


Two superb actors stand in for the proverbial “cast of thousands” to make for as thrillingly visual a ninety minutes of edge-of-your-seat theater as you’d get in any big-screen blockbuster, as the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the Los Angeles Premiere of Keith Huff’s A Steady Rain under Jeff Perry’s electric direction.
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