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Look Homeward, Angel
Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel
THE PRODUCTION COMPANY at Secret Rose Theatre
Thru - Dec 14, 2013

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THE PRODUCTION COMPANY at Secret Rose Theatre

LA Weekly- Recommended

"...Fringsí script won a Pulitzer Prize in its day, but in some respects time hasnít been kind to it, particularly in the early scenes, which seem weak, unfocused and dated. But once the lesser characters have been introduced, the power of the story takes over, as is the case in director T.L. Kolmanís production. Tambellini nicely captures Eugeneís raw vulnerability and coltish charm, and Blanchard provides an etched-in-acid portrait of Eliza, whose grasping nature makes her sacrifice the needs of her family to her money-making schemes, and who never lets reality intrude on her chosen beliefs."
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Neal Weaver



Broadway World- Recommended

"...There are great characterizations among members of the cast, with Alison Blanchard embodying the foreboding Eliza with a force of will that commands the stage."
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Shari Barrett



Stage Scene LA- Recommended

"...Under Kolmanís expert direction, Look Homeward, Angelís three stars deliver stunning, multilayered performances, beginning with L.A. newcomer Tambellini, commanding the stage and winning our hearts as the shy, awkward, hopelessly romantic Eugene. Blanchard is a force of nature as the penurious, possessive Eliza, and Wade is equally memorable as her philandering drunk of a husband."
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Steven Stanley



LA Stage Times- Somewhat Recommended

"...T. L. Kolmanís staging clocked in at more than three hours Friday. Thatís too long, although perhaps the presence of only one bathroom at the Secret Rose had a lot to do with that. The intermission seemed twice as long as the intermissions are in houses that have at least two bathrooms. But Iím glad I got to see Look Homeward, Angel, not only because it can be interesting to catch revivals of long-forgotten Pulitzer winners, but also because Iím glad I got to know Eliza Gant. As embodied by Blanchard, sheís a woman who doesnít hesitate to take charge ó in the era before women could vote."
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Don Shirley