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CLOSELY RELATED KEYS at the Lounge Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Deborah Klugman – ArtsBeatLA

Sporting a message of sisterhood and tolerance, Wendy Graf’s well-intentioned but clumsy drama builds around two half-sisters: Julia (Diarra Kilpatrick), an ambitious attorney living and working in Manhattan, and Neyla (Yvonne Huff), her newly discovered sibling, whom Julia’s father had sired when he was a soldier in Iraq.   Read more…

Dany Margolies  -  Arts In LA

Two strong women come to grips with their shared family history in this world premiere by Wendy Graf. But in comparing and contrasting their reactions to the play’s events, Graf packs in so many ideas that each idea starts to feel superficially presented. In addition, Graf makes one of the women so in need of an arc, the audience can predict where their story is going. Read more…

Myron Meisel – The Hollywood Reporter

An interesting story told with intelligence and sensitivity, if not quite command and control, Closely Related Keys is poised precariously on the cusp of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a moment in time when residual paranoia remained as raw as the vulnerability suppressed by its protagonist…Read more…

Now running through March 30.

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