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  100 Aprils at MET Theatre

100 Aprils

MET Theatre
1089 N. Oxford Ave. Los Angeles

100 Aprils mines the dark humor of oppression and creates a story that illuminates the struggle of all marginalized people. It is both timely and universal in scope. John Sapian is a modern-day Don Quixote. He and his family are second generation Armenians whose parents escaped the Genocide. John believes that a tormentor is pursuing him. Is the enemy a haunted memory from his childhood or is he real?

Thru - Jul 16, 2018

Price: $40

Show Type: Dark Comedy

Box Office: 323-957-1152

  100 Aprils Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...There's certainly the germ of a geopolitically relevant play here. There are also the makings for a plangent absurdist comedy. Unfortunately, "Aprils" falls precipitously into the divide between surrealism and political didacticism. Not knowing how to react or what to think, we remain at a troubling emotional disconnect throughout Ayvazian's well-intentioned but failed experiment."
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F. Kathleen Foley

Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...Rogue Machine founding artistic director John Perrin Flynn is believable and touching as John, approaching the role with a simple, deep commitment. As Beatrice, the playwright does a memorable double act. Leslie Ayvazian speaks with droll, deadpan precision and moves with an insouciance worthy of Lauren Bacall. Her performance is a triumph."
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Samuel Garza Bernstein

Stage Scene LA - Somewhat Recommended

"...Indeed, it's easy to understand playwright Ayvazian's angry need to raise public awareness of horrors still officially denied by the country that perpetrated them, and it's equally easy to fathom John's obsession with early childhood events that robbed him of beloved family members, and for this reason alone, 100 Aprils has indisputable power."
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Steven Stanley

On Stage Los Angeles - Recommended

"...This play, may be brilliant in its attempt to make a strong polemic statement bringing more to light the notion that we are all victims in one way or another. Thus, it is vital for every thinking person to reach out for their own conclusions beyond the snare of indoctrination: deliberate or subtle, insidious or obvious: an indoctrination that may not serve us well in the long run. Indeed, psychosis may be the underlying culprit after all."
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Stage Raw - Recommended

"...Under Michael Arabianís direction, the performances range from utterly realistic, exemplified in Flynnís performance, to Ayvazianís Beatrice sharp-edged, slightly larger-than-life Beatrice, whoís both harried wife and nagging mom. Her presentation is effective, however. Sorsaís agitated Arlene is on track but isnít entirely convincing. Dean capably serves as the symbol of everything still tormenting John. Songís taciturn nurse is perfect."
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Deborah Klugman

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