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  A Family Thing at Stage 52

A Family Thing

Stage 52
5299 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles

The Echo Theater Company has announced that Tom Sizemore will star in its next stage production, a wildly funny yet deeply poignant comic drama about three brothers set in New Yorkís Hellís Kitchen.

Presented by The Echo Theater Company

Thru - Mar 24, 2013

Show Times TBA

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 323-549-9026

  A Family Thing Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Echo Theater Company is known for its superb ensembles. Fields, the artistic director, has built up a rich community of acting talent, and his cast is eminently watchable."
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Charles McNulty

LA Weekly - Recommended

"...These are engaging, splendidly flawed characters, and the cast turn in vigorous, entertaining performances under Chris Fieldsí savvy direction."
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Lovell Estell III

Backstage - Not Recommended

"...As it is now ďA Family ThingĒ gives everything about its characters away. The result is a story that has a few interesting ideas but is for the most part predictable and boring. Lennon needs to leave a little more to the imagination in his next draft."
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Katherine Davis

Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...The cast soars under the direction of Chris Fields. It is a result of their finely tuned performances that you are willing to forgive the script its minor trespasses."
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Tom Chaits

Stage Scene LA - Recommended

"...Alcoholism, drug addition, childhood abuse, homophobia, racism, and murder would hardly seem a recipe for laughter, yet despite its dramatic underpinnings, Gary Lennonís World Premiere A Family Thing turns out to be one of the funniest shows in town. Itís also one of the best acted, and one L.A. playgoers in search of a dark, gritty, yet thoroughly entertaining hour-and-a-half of theater wonít want to miss."
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Steven Stanley

Campus Circle - Recommended

"...Itís a gritty semi-autobiographical story with clever one-liners, and the incredible actors shine throughout the play."
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Laura Cueva

Frontiers - Recommended

"...Though the script could use some fine-tuning, this is a highly impressive effort from Echo Theatre Company.
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Les Spindle

Total Theater - Recommended

"...Raw, brutal and violent are the adjectives that best describe A Family Thing, but it should be added that the lurid story it tells is also shot through with humor and flashes of love. The resulting mixture is a hyper-theatrical one: dangerous, challenging, but ultimately satisfying."
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Willard Manus

LifeInLA - Recommended

"...Under the direction of Chris Fields, The Echo Theater Company has brought Lennonís gritty, semi-autobiographical tale to life in a powerful way, utilizing a diverse and talented cast and a top-notch technical crew."
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Joelle Deyo

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