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Cobb

Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd. North Hollywood

Legendary ball player Ty Cobb set records that are still unbroken but his accomplishments were often overshadowed by the fact that he was the most personally despised player of his generation. In this play Cobb meets himself at various stages in his life. Are there seminal moments from our past, signposts that we can identify which shape the person we are today; and, if discovered, can we hold them up to the world as a justification for who we were? This is a story about the nature of successful men and the influences of their upbringing that drive or defeat them.

Presented by The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman

Thru - Apr 7, 2012



Price: $22

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 818-700-4878

Running Time: 75 minutes

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  Review Round-Up

Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...I was probably meant to see the three Cobbs’ destiny as the more unpleasant, but they were so entertaining that I left with the impression that purgatory won’t be so bad if I can relive my triumphs, nurse my regrets, laugh at my jokes, roll my eyes at my foibles and throw a ball around with two other me’s."
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Margaret Gray


LA Weekly - Recommended

"...All four actors are fine, especially Daniel Sykes’ stereotype of a gum-smacking ballplayer, eyes lowered into smug slits, cheek scrunched from his smirk. Gregg T. Daniel’s direction is crisp, and the production clips along."
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Rebecca Haithcoat


Broadway World - Recommended

"...Lee Blessing gives us a three-dimensional look at baseball legend Ty Cobb in his fiercely honest one-act Cobb now onstage at Group rep in NoHo. Superbly staged by Gregg T. Daniel and gloriously acted by an ensemble of four, Cobb is represented at the beginning, middle and end of his life by three actors who play simultaneously around and against each other, as the man, like all men, attempts to sum up his life and make sense of his accomplishments."
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Don Grigware


StageHappenings.com - Recommended

"...This spirited play, being presented at The Group Rep in North Hollywood, gives an insight into the man that still holds many records in the field of baseball. It is performed by four excellent actors and well directed by Gerald T. Daniel."
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Carol Kaufman Segal


The Tolucan Times - Recommended

"...Toplined by an excellent cast, the Group Rep’s production of Cobb hits a home run in analyzing the life and career of this cantankerous and despised baseball star."
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Mary Mallory


North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch - Recommended

"...Gregg T. Daniel’s direction is daring, detailed, confident and intelligent. The four actors mesh, yet maintain their own individuality. Theirs is an imaginative interplay."
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Radomir Luza


Culture Vulture - Recommended

"...Under the direction of Gregg T. Daniel, they fight with each other as fiercely as the real Cobb did with almost everyone during his 74 years of life — over an early family tragedy involving his parents; the tactics and mind games he used during his career to defeat opponents; his troubled and disappointing marriages; and his place in baseball history."
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George Alexander


NoHoArtsDistrict - Recommended

"...The Group Rep has a hit on its hands and has “hit a home run”, directed by the superb Gregg T. Daniel and produced for the Group Rep by Richard Alan Woody."
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Cathy Wayne



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