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COLD TANGERINES: THE PLAY at Fremont Centre Theatre

Photo by Marmie Shelton Klein

Photo by Marmie Shelton Klein

Pauline Adamek  – Stage Raw

Playwright-performer Lynn Downey Braswell was apparently so taken by Shauna Niequist’s 2007 memoir/short story collection that she adapted it to become her stage vehicle. Portraying Shauna, the show’s narrator, Braswell’s frank, confessional and sometimes amusing style of performance serves the material well.

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Now running through June 29.

A PERFECT LIKENESS at Fremont Centre Theatre

David C. Nichols – LA Times

Charles Dickens meets Lewis Carroll, literally, in “A Perfect Likeness” at Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. This beautifully appointed two-hander about the authors of “Great Expectations” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” isn’t exactly deep-dish, but it should appeal to those seeking a pleasantly literate 90 minutes in the theater.
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Photo by Will Hastings

Photo by Will Hastings

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Charles Dodgson, more popularly known as Lewis Carroll, was a fascinating study in contrasts: a conservative, reticent, religiously devout lecturer in mathematics whose incredible imagination bred Alice in Wonderland and other wildly fantastical novels and poems. In writer-director Daniel Rover Singer’s 90-minute two-hander A Perfect Likeness, the prim Dodgson (Daniel J. Roberts) spends an afternoon with an even more celebrated literary icon, Charles Dickens (Bruce Ladd), struggling to reconcile his prior adoration for the universally acclaimed older writer with an appalled response to Dickens’ rough language, bald earthiness and frank skepticism.
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Now running through December 22.

AUTO PARTS at the Fremont Centre Theatre

auto_parts_aNeal Weaver – LA Weekly

Writer-director Steve Sajich’s play consists of four tenuously interrelated scenes, centering on the murder of a hooker. For reasons best known to Sajich, the four scenes are juggled in performance, with the audience deciding what their order will be. But this seems like a mere gimmick, designed to keep us from realizing just how thin and unsubstantial the play is.
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Now running through September 20.