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ALL MY SONS at A Noise Within

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

As in Death of a Salesman, his 1949 Pulitzer Prize winner (and my personal favorite) Arthur Miller’s All My Sons looks at an American family in crisis and weaves their story into a broader vision of a morally bankrupt culture. Read more…

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Paul Birchall  – Stage Raw

Arthur Miller’s powerful 1947 family drama has aged surprisingly well, with its message of capitalist greed and personal hypocrisy ululating strongly through the many years since its first production.  There are different ways of watching the drama:  The first time you see All My Sons, you’ll probably follow the narrative in real time, as the horror unfolds and the sorrows escalate. Read more…

Now running through November 21.

THE THREEPENNY OPERA at A NOISE WITHIN

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Sharon Perlmutter  -  Talkin’ Broadway

There are two things that doom A Noise Within’s production of The Threepenny Opera. The first is enunciation. The cast seems so concerned with keeping up their British accents throughout the proceedings, they don’t go a good job actually putting the dialogue and lyrics across. At intermission and after the show, the most common comment I overheard was that the audience could not make out the words that were being said. Read more…

Hoyt Hilsman  -  Huffington Post

A Noise Within, one of the nation’s premier classical repertory companies, has mounted an ambitious, if somewhat tame, revival of the Brecht/Weill classic. With a solid ensemble cast under the direction of Artistic Directors Geoff Elliot and Julia Rodriguez-Elliot, the company mounts a faithful and spirited rendition of the timeless Threepenny Opera. Read more…