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POSSUM CARCASS at Theatre of Note

Photo by Darret Sanders

Photo by Darret Sanders

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

As in Aaron Posner’s beguiling Stupid Fucking Bird, which played at Boston Court earlier this year, David Bucci’s Possum Carcass riffs on The Seagull, transporting Chekhov’s story into the 21st century while holding on to the fundamentals of character, theme and plot. While nowhere near as brilliant or textured as Posner’s play, Bucci’s parody is very funny indeed, focused as it is on the takedown of the ubiquitous cult of celebrity in America and the I-wanna-be-an-artist syndrome that, if you live in Los Angeles, runs viral in our streets. Read more…

Now running through January 10.

BANSHEE at Theatre of Note


Steven Leigh Morris  – LA Weekly

The West Coast premiere of Brian C. Petti’s Banshee at Theatre of NOTE looks like an old play — it’s an Irish fable, but set in New York, in 1981. Sad sack Junior (Bill Voorhees), now 40, unemployed and recovering from a nervous breakdown, lives with his Irish mother, Kit (Lynn Odell). Junior’s cop brother, Neil (Joe Mahon), gets him a new job on the docks, and introduces him to a lonely, beautiful divorcée-with-child, Cara (Alysha Brady), who, like his mum, speaks in Celtic brogue. Read more…

Now running through Nov. 1

I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND at Theatre of Note


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David C. Nichols – LA Times

Coincidences are the universe’s way of being lazy” is one recurring motif in “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” at Theatre of NOTE, though it’s hardly the only metaphor. Erik Patterson’s promising dramedy pulls multiple similes toward coping with the aftereffects of a ruptured brain aneurysm. Read more…

Now running through August 20.

DISASSEMBLY at Theatre of Note


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Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

While the overarching message in playwright Steve Yockey’s fractured farce Disassembly isn’t quite clear, its clever irony is nonetheless unmistakable.  Read more...

Myron Meisel – The Hollywood Reporter

The often cutting-edge company Theatre of NOTE opts for undiluted black comedy in Disassembly, in which multiple stab wounds and murderous mayhem are a source of shudderingly persistent laughs. L.A. Weekly Theater Award winning playwright Steve Yockey (Very Still & Hard to See) finds contemporary twists on venerable templates like Arsenic and Old Lace or You Can’t Take It With You by honoring their farcical conventions while shattering their more circumspect norms with an up-to-date uninhibited aggression. Read more…

Now running through March 22.


THE :NV:S:BLE PLAY at Theatre of NOTE

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

The office dork smitten with the comely gal in the next cubicle is a familiar comic setup. In Alex Dremann’s strained satire, the unhappy swain, Colin (Trevor H. Olsen), has much bigger problems than the simple disregard he engenders from the willowy Fran (Jennifer Flack): He is literally disappearing!
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Now running through December 21.

Hearts Like Fists, Theatre of NOTE

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Hearts Like Fists by Adam Szymkowicz.


Pauline Adamek – ArtsBeatLA

A chop-socky cartoon on stage, Hearts Like Fists, written by Adam Szymkowicz, is an action-packed adventure romance set in the surreal world of female crime-fighting superheroes. Nurses by day, skilled warriors by night, a band of ferocious and feisty femmes battle the dastardly and elusive Dr. X and his deadly war against romance.  Read more…