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The Bungler

A Noise Within
3352 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena

The Bungler is comic genius. Moliere's first romp written in verse, and one of the greatest hits of his lifetime. This rarely produced gem is a non-stop cavalcade of wily servants, dim-witted young lovers and avaricious old men on a bumbling, tumbling, tackling, wild and woolly ride. Adjust your seats to the upright and forward position, strap yourselves in, and get ready to laugh!

Thru - May 27, 2012



Price: $42-$46

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 626-356-3100

Running Time: 90 minutes

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  Review Round-Up

Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...This sitcom-worthy premise spins into something buoyant and diverting in director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott’s stylish (and stylistically coherent) production."
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Charlotte Stoudt


LA Weekly - Recommended

"...There’s a lot going on throughout, but The Bungler is a fun-filled romp guaranteed to give you hysterics."
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Pauline Adamek


Backstage - Recommended

"...Sometimes unprepossessing plays yield hugely satisfying results, as in this buoyant revival of Molière’s seldom-performed comedy “The Bungler.”"
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David C. Nichols


Stage and Cinema - Somewhat Recommended

"...This theater aspires merely to entertain, and so with all its resources, it consistently somewhat disappoints the playgoer seeking groundbreaking interpretations of the classic works presented here."
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Jason Rohrer


Stage Scene LA - Recommended

"...Still, if A Noise Within’s production of this little-known gem is any indication, The Bungler (aka L’Etourdi) is one of the French master’s funniest confections—or so it would seem as conceived by director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott."
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Steven Stanley


StageHappenings.com - Recommended

"... This is a terrific production of a relatively unknown Moliere and should be seen."
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Dale Reynolds


Examiner - Recommended

"...Using Richard Wilbur’s translation, this production embraces its theater roots and with plenty of laughs along the way."
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Jana Monji


On Stage Los Angeles - Recommended

"...Director Roderiguez-Elliott keeps the flow flowing flowily and a good time is had by all!"
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Michael Sheehan


Will Call - Recommended

"...The current production of Moliere’s The Bungler, a seldom seen comedy, displays the Company’s talents for transforming century old classics into entertaining performances, accessible to theatre lovers of all ages, with a remarkable ensenble and consistently imaginative staging."
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Ingrid Wilmot


Neon Tommy - Recommended

"...As a whole, A Noise Within’s “The Bungler” is a jovial experience, though the play itself can be aggravatingly redundant. However, the cast does fantastic work, and it is genuinely fun to watch."
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Katie Buenneke


The Stage Struck Review - Recommended

"...Both Cullum and Newcomer are brilliant – the one radiating energetic intelligence balanced beautifully the other’s blank-but-earnest placidity. Supporting them is an equally impressive cast."
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Frances Baum Nicholson


MadTheatrics - Recommended

"...There’s one reason to go see A Noise Within’s production of Moliere’s rarely produced The Bungler; it’s incredibly entertaining."
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Philip Kelly



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