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RESOLVING HEDDA at the Victory Theatre

(Photo by Tim Sullens)

(Photo by Tim Sullens)

Katie Buenneke – Stage Raw

Sometimes the best way to watch a movie or TV show is to kick back with a glass of wine and some friends and yell at the TV whenever the characters do something you don’t agree with. Resolving Hedda, the new play now at the Victory Theatre in Burbank, offers a similar experience — except the titular character in Hedda Gabler is your drunk friend, railing against all her own bad decisions.
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Rob Stevens – Haines His Way

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is recognized as a classic of realism, nineteenth century theatre and world drama. The title character is considered one of the great dramatic roles in theatre.
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Now running through November 12

THE SHOPLIFTERS at the Victory Theatre

Photo by Tom Sullen

Photo by Tom Sullens

Jenny Lower – LA Weekly

The Shoplifters, Morris Panych’s 2014 comedy having its West Coast premiere at the Victory Theatre in Burbank, tries to put a goofy spin on some not-so-funny topics: high-strung rookie cops, overzealous right-wing Christians and the San Andreas Fault–sized gap between the rich and poor. Read more…

Les Spindle –  Edge on the Net

It is the time of Spain’s bloody Civil War (a small screen flashes graphic newsreel footage of the conflict before the play starts), and the pair must put on a “command,” performance for some of Franco’s officers and an unfortunate group of prisoners slated for the firing squad. Read more..

Now running through December 20.

OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET at the Victory Theatre

Photo: Courtesy Victory Theatre Center

Photo: Courtesy Victory Theatre Center

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Newly awarded Pulitzer Prize winner is noted for his colorful offbeat characters and the florid street vernacular they use to express themselves.

In his Our Lady of 121st Street, a group of 30- somethings reunite at a funeral home to pay their respects to a neighborhood legend: a nun named Sister Rosa who nurtured, taught and terrorized them when they were kids. Read more…

Now running through June 7.