Posts Tagged ‘The Road Theatre Company’

STUPID KID

Folks are dumb where Chick Ford comes from, which is why you may be excused for assuming at first that Sharr White’s Stupid Kid has nothing but poor white trash jokes in store for audiences at The Road On Magnolia. But think again. Chick and his kinfolk are about to reveal far more about the Eastern Colorado Fords than initially meets the eye.
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THE LYONS

Ben, Rita, Lisa, and Curtis Lyons give the Lomans, the Tyrones, and the Giddenses a run for their dysfunctional family money, albeit with considerably more laughter-provoking results in Nicky Silver’s The Lyons, the latest darkly comedic bit of brilliance from The Road Theatre Company, a Los Angeles Premiere incisively directed by Scott Alan Smith.
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LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD

Miami reality meets Haitian black magic in Jeff Augustin’s Little Children Dream Of God, a stunningly directed, designed, and performed Road Theatre Company West Coast Premiere.
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WHITE GUY ON THE BUS

With racism once again being given permission to rear its hideous head in today’s post-Obama America, the time could not be riper for Bruce Graham’s riveting, conversation-provoking White Guy On The Bus to make its Los Angeles debut at The Road On Magnolia.
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THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY

The Road Theatre Company opens their 2016-2017 season with an imaginatively directed, beautifully acted, gorgeously designed Los Angeles Premiere of Edward Albee’s The Play About The Baby, though whether Albee’s play will speak to you or not will depend on how you feel about abandoning the realistic for the allegorical.
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BIRDER

Rising at the crack of dawn to gaze up at our fine feathered friends in the sky is to Roger, the 40something protagonist of Julie Marie Myatt’s quietly compelling Birder, what a flashy new sports car or extramarital fling is to other men his age, a way of dealing with a pesky case of midlife crisis.
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THE MONGOOSE

NOT RECOMMENDED

Acting, direction, and design are all Grade A in The Mongoose, but what on earth prompted The Road Theatre Company to give Will Arbery’s head-scratcher of a script the go-ahead?
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BROKEN FENCES

The effects of urban gentrification on two Chicago couples, one upwardly mobile and white, the other financially challenged and black, are examined in Broken Fences, a Road Theatre Company World Premiere whose star performances and impressive production design largely overcome the tonal inconsistencies and missed opportunities of Steven Simoncic’s thought-provoking, often quite powerful script.
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