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Concealing Judy Holliday

Pacific Resident Theatre
703 Venice Blvd. Venice

CONCEALING JUDY HOLLIDAY, a World Premiere by Wendy Johnson. A funny and poignant journey through the memories, dreams and hallucinations of the 1950s Academy Award winning actress.

Thru - Jul 29, 2012



Price: $20-$22

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 310-822-8392

Running Time: 80 minutes

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  Review Round-Up

LA Weekly - Somewhat Recommended

"...Johnson, with her Lucille Ball looks and chirpy timbre, sounds just like Holliday and plays her with wide-eyed innocence. Director Guillermo Cienfuegos innovatively stages the action, but the story drags toward the end, as her death is drawn out, and overall lacks the weight of tragedy."
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Mayank Keshaviah


Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...But now that I have received the benefit of Wendy Johnson’s fine writing and performance, under Guillermo Cienfuegos’s inspired direction, I care a lot about both this production and this company. As this is the fourth show of Pacific Resident Theatre’s 25th Anniversary season, one may say that, not for the first time, I have come late to the good party."
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Jason Rohrer


StageHappenings.com - Recommended

"...But it is in the casting that this play rises to its highest-possible level: starting with Wendy Johnson herself as Judy Holliday, with varied levels of her emotional involvement with Ms. Holliday’s life startlingly true and funny when needed: she gets Ms. Holliday’s giggle and voice patterns, along with big eyes which reflect the action amazingly."
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Dale Reynolds


ReviewPlays.com - Not Recommended

"...I was hoping for more of a story about Judy Holliday, who I thought was a fine actress and who, unfortunately, passed away at a very young age. The dreams did not really offer me a clear insight into this young woman nor cause me to have any feelings for her as a person. I didn’t see the character on stage as really being Judy Holliday. There must have been more to her than was shown by these strange dreams."
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Carol Kaufman Segal



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