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AIR PLAY by Acrobuffos at The Broad Stage

Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone. Photo courtesy of the artistis

Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone. Photo by Nicola Milatovic

Tracey Paleo – BroadwayWorld

Silly and tender, this might be one of the most beautiful performances you will ever see.

Who could ever imagine that mere swaths of fabrics and plastics, a few balloons, and fluttering paper could hold attention as the emotional centerpiece of any single theatrical performance? And yet, here is the proof that the visual poetry of ACROBUFFOS’ AIR PLAY, without words, has the ability to transcend the mind, touch the heart, elevate the spirit and bring to life the very air we breathe. Read more…

Now through July 31

SAINT JOAN at the Broad Stage

Photo by C. King Photography

Photo by C. King Photography

Katie Buenneke – Stage Raw

When New York-based theater troupe Bedlam first performed their four-person version of George Bernard Shaw’s 1923 play Saint Joan, they staged it in an off-Broadway theater, somewhat similar in size and scope to L.A.’s 99-seat houses. It’s a frenetic, full-of-energy work that would play well in a smaller space — but despite the best efforts of the cast and director, the show gets lost in the large auditorium setting of Santa Monica’s Broad Stage.
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Now running through April 15

1984 at the Broad Stage


Photo by Ben Gibbs

Pauline Adamek  – ArtsBeatLA

A chilling stage adaptation of Orwell’s novel 1984 is now playing at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica through February 6. This adaptation,  written and directed  by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, highlights today’s serious issues of state-sponsored surveillance, identity and intrusions into our privacy.     Read more…

Terry Morgan  -  Stage Raw

Another day, another show brought to us from across the pond or the continent, borne upon the wings of great reviews. It’s distressingly common, unfortunately, for L.A. producers to import a play that has garnered plaudits in New York or London only for local audiences to discover how bewilderingly wrong those critics were. The new adaptation of George Orwell’s1984 by the Headlong theatre company has a few moments of creative direction, but overall it’s a turgid, baffling disappointment.     Read more…

Now running through  February 6.

JACK LEMMON RETURNS at the Edye at the Broad Stage

Photo courtesy of CHris Lemmon

Photo provided by Chris Lemmon

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

It’s easy to understand why solo performer Chris Lemmon wants to pay homage to his famous father Jack. Celebrity aside, the parent-child bond is a powerful one. Watching and listening to Jack Lemmon Returns at the Broad Stage, I could almost feel the presence of my own irreplaceable dad, who passed from this material world half my lifetime ago.

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Jonas Schwartz -  Arts In LA

Two-time Oscar winner Jack Lemmon has always been at the top echelon of acting talent. A gifted comedian (he represented Billy Wilder’s personification of the everyman in The Apartment and Irma La Douce) and modern tragedian (his alcoholic characters in Days of Wine and Roses and Save the Tiger are Shakespearean in scope) demonstrate a tremendous range.

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Now running through February 1.