DISASSEMBLY at Theatre of Note

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Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

While the overarching message in playwright Steve Yockey’s fractured farce Disassemblyisn’t quite clear, its clever irony is nonetheless unmistakable. Each of the comedy’s daft desperate-for-love characters spins in his or her own idiosyncratic orbit. One exception to this needy bunch would be Evan (Alexis DeLaRosa), an accident-prone jock worshipped by both his demanding sister Ellen (Esther Canata), who throws fits when she’s ignored, and his neglected fiancé, Diane (Alina Phelan), who is starved for his attention. 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.