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Average Review. Write a Review. Related Searches. Anna Magnani. View Product. Bill Raden. Hughie was the only one published and, though it's not one of the playwright's most popular works, it has showcased marquee actors such as Jason Robards and Al Pacino. After an evening of extended drinking, Erie Smith Andrew Schlessinger swaggers into the lobby of his decrepit Manhattan hotel with only the night attendant to keep him company.
The reason for this petty gambler's binge was the death of Hughie, the former night clerk, a fact that emerges as Erie gradually regales the new guy Joe Hulser, adroitly channeling boredom, incredulity and attentiveness with fables about past times, women he's bedded, big names he's associated with, his hardscrabble youth and all the big money he's pocketed over the years. But beneath the bluster is a frail, vulnerable human being craving connection and redemption, and it is this flawed, softer side that makes the character interesting.
That quibble notwithstanding, this is a neat, engaging production under Martha Demson's direction. Lovell Estell III. Willy Holtzman's play about an former child prodigy now aging violinist Erica Morini, and the artisan she hires to repair her treasured Stradivarius violin. Colony Theatre, N. Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of A Doll's House restructures Henrik Ibsen's fierce family drama, stripping the play to its emotional essence, a goal that's underscored by director Dana Jackson's spartan but evocative production.
On a simple set consisting of some chairs, a Christmas tree in the back and, later, a bed, Jackson's staging puts its emphasis where the play's money is — on the subtext driving the car crash that is the marriage of Nora and Torvald Helmer. Brad Greenquist's brutally curt and entitled Torvald comes across as the sort of business executive who sees a trophy wife as being merely part of his resume, while Jeanette Driver's Nora, with surface-level bubbliness belying an interior desperation and, yes, horror, is subtle and touching.
Add to this Martha Hackett's wan, hard-used Mrs.
Linde and Scott Conte's self-loathingly desperate Krogstad, and the production boasts some incredibly nuanced characterizations. Although the decision by Bergman, not Jackson to add a dramatic, pace-interrupting sex scene to the final act jars, the clarity and power of the show's performances make this a textbook dynamic production of the tragic drama. Paul Birchall. Mayank Keshaviah. The one with the most strangled Austrian accent gets the role for the night and is prompted throughout with dialogue on laminated flash cards presented by a saucy Latina maid Melanie Minchino.
It's tempting to suspect the hero in the performance reviewed was a slightly coached plant; he was way too good.
Supporting cast brings ample enthusiasm for the absurd and fast-paced nonsense, especially petite Joya Mia Italiano doing her best, squeaky-voiced Edward Furlong impersonation as the bratty teenager John Connor, and ripped, no-nonsense Christi Waldon as Sarah Connor. Production values are deliberately and hilariously low-tech, including robo-costumes made from aluminum roasting trays and cars clearly constructed from cardboard.
Plastic ponchos are provided to protect the audience from the barrage of water gunfire and blood splatters throughout.
Silly, messy and moderately funny, the show's two minute acts fly by. The Viper Room, W.
Sunset Blvd. Pauline Adamek. Save for the odd ghostly hospital monitor or the emergence of one pale, glowing blue eye, this collection of 15 short, moody vignettes offers up nearly 90 minutes of theater in the dark, laced with an immersive soundtrack of things to go bump in the night. Odyssey Theatre, S.
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Continues through Nov. Pantages Theater, Hollywood Blvd. Washington Blvd. Second St. Monica, , www. Theatre West, Cahuenga Blvd. Playhouse, 39 S.
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Continues through Dec. Elephant Stages, Santa Monica Blvd.
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