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Archive for The Great Divide

THE GREAT DIVIDE at the Lillian Theatre

Photo by Bren Coombs

Photo by Bren Coombs

Paul Birchall  – Stage Raw

On a most straightforward level, playwright Lyle Kessler’s new dramedy is about the fractious relationship between two sons and their irascible, judgmental, curmudgeonly dad. However, Kessler’s work is concerned not merely with a family’s brawls, confrontations, and rage — as it appears on the surface. Read more…

Neal Weaver  – Arts In LA 

Playwright Lyle Kessler (Orphans) once said, while addressing the Playwrights Unit at The Actors Studio West where he was moderator, “I want to see blood and semen on the floor.”  Read more…

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

In Lyle Kessler’s The Great Divide, director David Fofi’s final production before departing the Elephant Stages, a father and two sons enmeshed in a lifetime of resentment and abuse replay their rancor in the presence of a one-armed psychopath and his sister.  Read more…

Now running through August 29.