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Finding Fossils

Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

Finding Fossils tells the story of an estranged father and his gay son in the wake of the death of a family member. The two meet up at the family's cabin over the July 4th weekend and explore their rocky past, attempt to find common ground in their grief and determine what the future holds for each of them. In the end the ties between father and son are too powerful to deny. The play is a journey that at times is sorrowful, yet also funny, entertaining and deliciously human

Presented by The Road Theatre Company

Thru - Mar 25, 2012



Price: $15-$25

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 818-752-7568

www.lankershimartscenter.com


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  Review Round-Up

Los Angeles Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...Although author DeMartino intelligently charts the central dynamic, he hasn’t given its clashes and revelations very high stakes or much surprise, and the over-explicated dialogue specifies some things better left inferred through the rising action. “Finding Fossils” isn’t a bad play, but the literate familiarity and soft-cored impact seem more suited to the pages of the New Yorker."
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David C. Nichols


LA Weekly - Somewhat Recommended

"...Unlike in most dysfunctional families, the family members in Ty DeMarinto’s rambling, one-act drama are at least honest with each other."
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Pauline Adamek


Backstage - Somewhat Recommended

"...The playwright’s aims seem modest: imparting simple if hardly revelatory truths about human nature. Director Suzanne Hunt and the capable actors do solid work in service of an intermittently involving but unremarkable script."
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Les Spindle


Stage Scene LA - Recommended

"...A grown son attempts to reconnect with his crotchety old man in Ty DeMartino’s first-rate dramedy Finding Fossils, a three-actor one-act which transcends soap opera through the playwright’s gift for believable dialog and a trio of superb performances at North Hollywood’s Road Theatre."
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Steven Stanley


StageHappenings.com - Recommended

"...It’s a flawless production, well thought-through and entertaining as all get-out. Do see it."
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Dale Reynolds


The Tolucan Times - Recommended

"...Another hypnotically focused offering from The Road Theatre! Running in rep with The Water’s Edge (which I reviewed recently), I highly recommend that you take the time to see both of them!"
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Pat Taylor


BlogCritics.org - Recommended

"...Suzanne Hunt directs this production, which is acted in a lovely manner."
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Robert Machray


Frontiers - Recommended

"...Finding Fossils has its heart in the right place, but it’s really a theater piece for older straight people who will see themselves in Vincent and find Gus’ plight “edgy.” For gay audiences, they might relate to the family dynamic, but Gus comes across as a jumble of “modern gay man living in New York City” stereotypes. He’s a bit too affected for us to care about, and Vincent is too stalwart for us to hope he’ll come around."
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Kevin P. Taft



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