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Brilliant Traces

Lounge Theatre
6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles

BRILLIANT TRACES takes the audience on an unforgettable emotional journey. In a remote cabin in the wilds of Alaska a lonely figure lies sleeping under a heap of blankets as a blizzard rages outside. Suddenly, a distraught young woman who has fled her impending marriage, bursts into the cabin dressed in full bridal regalia. Thrown together in the confines of the snowbound cabin, these two strangers share their reasons for fleeing the world they knew only to find the desperation and longing they both have in common. As they dig through each others lives what unfolds is a deep, thought-provoking, and often painful look into what separates us and ultimately what brings us together. Through incisive dialogue, humor, and heartache Brilliant Traces is a riveting portrait of the human condition that will stay with you long after you leave the theater.

Thru - Mar 31, 2012

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:30pm



Price: $25

Stage: The Lounge 2 Theatre

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 323-469-9988



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  Review Round-Up

Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Fortunately, director John Hindman and his talented performers unearth the fraught emotionalism beneath the inscrutable exchanges. Wagner displays real depth, but it is the indescribably unusual Ferrer who fascinates in a haunting turn that should be seen."
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F. Kathleen Foley


LA Weekly - Somewhat Recommended

"...Compelling at key junctures, the reiterative script comes packed with long-winded monologues, its fantastical premise posing an especial challenge to performers. Wagner is persuasive as a caring man petrified of contact, but Ferrer canít quite transcend the extraordinarily difficult parameters of her role."
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Deborah Klugman


Backstage - Recommended

"...Nevertheless, Johnsonís poetic, often gossamer dialogue, Hindmanís steady guidance, and two startlingly simple but affecting performances lift this diamond-in-the-rough and give it depth and brilliance."
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Travis Michael Holder


LA Theatre Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...Both actors however, roll out intense performances as the wonderfully talented individuals they are. They do manage to reveal a deep, thought-provoking, and often painful look into what separates us and ultimately what brings us together, just not enough to always deeply touch the audience at the heart level."
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Tracey Paleo


LAist - Recommended

"...This atmospheric production of Brilliant Traces features extraordinary actors, expressive direction, and gripping dialog reminiscent of a hectic night shift at a psychiatric facility."
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Mialka Bonadonna Morano


Stage Scene LA - Recommended

"...Thus begins Cindy Lou Johnsonís utterly riveting comedy-drama Brilliant Traces, now being revived (and quite terrifically so) at Hollywoodís Lounge Theatre."
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Steven Stanley


CurtainUp - Recommended

"...Hindman astutely keeps the pace brisk and tension high which overcomes, to a great extent, the playís melodramatic lapses. He uses physical action and confrontation to heighten the conflict, including a mad chase late in the play. The blackouts, which denote scene changes, add drama to the production."
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Laura Hitchcock



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