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  Ashes to Ashes at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Ashes to Ashes

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles

A madcap romantic comedy that’s a perfect escape for the holidays. Liberal Sara and right-winger Jefferson are polar opposites about everything — except their love and devotion for their two, newly deceased, filthy-rich best friends. Trapped by the time-constraints of their friends' will, the two are forced to spend the next 16 days, 21 hours and 32 minutes together, scattering ashes across Europe. Whether they make it or not, the audience is in for a bumpy and very funny ride. Presented by The Athena Cats, a collective of Southern California female playwrights and directors.

Thru - Jan 14, 2018

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

Price: $15-$30

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 310-477-2055

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  Ashes to Ashes Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...That’s fertile ground for a farce, but playwright Debbie Bolksy’s comical set-ups are so vague, the audience must laboriously dig for information that should have been provided up front. The play, presented here by the Athena Cats, was developed in Theatricum Botanicum’s Seedlings’ workshop but never fully germinates. It proves to be a confused clutter of repetitive scenes wrapped around a promising premise."
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F. Kathleen Foley

Broadway World - Recommended

"..."We are living in challenging times," says Culver City resident Katherine James. "Sometimes we just need to go to the theater to laugh and experience something positive and have a blast." And to that end, she has brilliantly directed the world premiere of ASHES TO ASHES, a madcap romantic comedy written by Debbie Bolsky and presented by The Athena Cats, a collective of Southern California female playwrights and directors, as a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre hrough Jan. 14, 2018."
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Shari Barrett

Stage Scene LA - Somewhat Recommended

"...Not everything in Ashes To Ashes works. The near billion-dollar fortune bequeathed to Jefferson and Sara seems so monumental as to raise issues of how two couples of such disparate financial statuses could have remained close friends, and I found it problematic that Wilson and Kate's matchmaking should depend on their simultaneous deaths occurring sooner than later. I never did figure out why Sara kept leaving tiny pieces of paper strewn in her wake, and having never watched an episode of the seventeen-episode 1960s British TV series The Prisoner, I found myself clueless whenever Jefferson brought up his all-time favorite show."
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Steven Stanley

Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended

"...Bolsky's play makes unreasonable demands on our ability to suspend disbelief. Director Katherine James is inventive in staging the stunts, but her handling of the comedy is often labored and heavy-handed. Bouton and Young do what is required of them with considerable skill, but they are not always fortunate in their material."
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Neal Weaver

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