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Sideways the Play

Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica

Sideways the Play, adapted by Rex Pickett from his own novel, is the story of two friends - Miles and Jack – and their journey across the Santa Ynez wine country. On one last blowout trip before Jack gets married, Miles and Jack must face their uncertain futures, just as soon as they figure out how to survive their chaotic present.

Thru - Jul 22, 2012

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



Price: $25

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 310-397-3244

www.ruskingrouptheatre.com



  Review Round-Up

Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Adapted by Rex Pickett from his novel (which also spawned the 2004 hit movie), their oenophilial odyssey makes an enjoyable if at times leisurely debut in its stage incarnation at Ruskin Group Theatre."
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Philip Brandes


Backstage - Somewhat Recommended

"...In this intimate world premiere, we have a fun time swilling with the errant boys in wine country, but we don’t get the layers of flavor or complexity we were looking for."
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Jennie Webb


LA Theatre Review - Recommended

"...This production was done exceedingly well."
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Geoff Hoff


Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...The wine relaxes body and mind for laugh-out-loud comedy, preparing the way for Miles’ infectious and poetic praise of that most fickle and fragile of wine varietals, Pinot Noir, with which audiences will no doubt fall in love, too."
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Barnaby Hughes


LA Splash - Recommended

"...Who would have ever thought that “Sideways,” the multiple award-winning film based on Rex Pickett’s book, could be adapted for the stage. Well in fact, Pickett has adapted his novel and turned it into a captivating World Premiere theatrical version currently on stage at the Ruskin Group Theatre."
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Beverly Cohn


Stage Scene LA - Recommended

"...With Pickett and company more than meeting the challenges involved in adapting a novel-turned-film into a two-act play, you can expect all 65 Ruskin Group Theatre Co. seats to be filled throughout Sideways’ scheduled 2-month run if not beyond. Wherever you live, a road trip to the Ruskin is well worth taking."
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Steven Stanley


Examiner - Recommended

"...That’s why ‘Sideways’ The Play at The Ruskin Theatre was such a totally enjoyable experince. Amelia not only cast the play with really excellent actors, but she even made the set changes fun."
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Joan Alperin Schwartz


Kate West Reviews - Recommended

"...Amelia Mulkey directs her professionally adept actors with a light hand, choreographing transitions nicely (the scene changes are very fun too). The actors are likeable, especially the quiet romantic interest, Maya (Julia McIlvaine), who seduces Miles with her wine expertise. Crowd favorite Jack is boisterously played by Jonathan Bray and very much a match for Thomas Haden Church in the film version (if we’re making comparisons)."
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Kate West



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