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A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at the Torrance Theatre Company


Photo by Brad La Verne


Dany Margolies  -  Arts In LA

“A movie is cold comfort for a man who loves the theater,” says Alfie Byrne, this musical’s hero. That pretty much sets the tone for the character and for this show. Its major themes will be the making of art and admitting who we are. And the art here will be made by actors who, from star to supporting player, could be working in Hollywood but chose to be onstage in Torrance. Read more…

A Man of No Importance at Elephant Stages

man no importanceBob Verini – ArtsInLA

The first extended run of the tuner A Man of No Importance is a matter of some importance, as it inaugurates—in this era of folding companies and theaters in transit—a new enterprise: the Good People Theater Company, under the direction of the gifted veteran stager-choreographer Janet Miller. Taking on the countervailing winds (money drying up, expenses mounting, uninterest in live performance growing) is a brave and noble thing, and one wishes Miller and company well.
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Les Spindle – Frontiers L.A.

The intimate 2002 musical, A Man of No Importance—an Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Lucille Lortel nominee—proves to be an astute choice for the debut offering of the Good People Theatre Company. The new organization’s Producing Artistic Director Janet Miller produces, directs, and provides musical staging for a memorable production of this subtly profound musical.
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Sharon Perlmutter  -  Talkin’ Broadway

To tell you the honest truth, I’ve always loved A Man of No Importance, and wished this chamber musical had more success than it did. The tale of Alfie Byrne, a bus conductor in 1964 Dublin, desperately hiding his homosexual feelings from everyone and filling the void in his lfie with an amateur theatrical company at his local church, is a sweet and deeply moving one.  Read more