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  Bestseller at International City Theatre


International City Theatre
330 East Seaside Way Long Beach

A world premiere of a new comedy by Peter Quilter. This is a funny and original new comedy about writers and how they write — the stories they tell and the secrets they keep. Three young novelists arrive at an isolated cottage where eccentric, mysterious Landlady Maureen offers a Writer’s Retreat to help them finish their new books. Shelley is creating a sexy romance set on a desert island, Damien is unleashing a bizarre and blackly comic tale of murder and mayhem, while Alex is staring at a blank page with no idea of how to even start. As the novelists settle into their home, we see their three comical and compelling books suddenly come to life on stage.

Thru - Jun 30, 2019

Price: $35-$49

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 562-436-4610

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Stage Scene LA - Somewhat Recommended

"...The quirky young writers who populate Peter Quilter’s new comedy may have funny things to say, but engaging characters and amusing one-liners aren’t nearly enough to suggest post-World Premiere life for Bestseller, that is unless the author of Glorious! and End Of The Rainbow can provide them with something every playwright should have in his bag of tricks. A plot."
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Steven Stanley

On Stage Los Angeles - Somewhat Recommended

"...The ensemble actors are tasked to outact the characters within the context of the play. Given the conceit that it's all just a roaring farce, it's acceptable, but is sometimes difficult to bear. Histrionics as the writers' characters come to life is appropriately over the top. The choice for the setting to be somewhere that folks have English accents is a choice that made some of the dialogue difficult to understand. But, the show moves a pace and there are moments of pure fun."
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Gazettes - Somewhat Recommended

"...There are the makings of a truly hilarious play, but what is there is funny. There just needs to be contrast, conflict, and something to give it an unpredictable kick at the end."
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Sean McMullen

Showmag - Somewhat Recommended

"...Bestseller has moments that reveal the potential for a fine and funny farce. In its current state of incubation, however, this two-hour romp is more madcap than comedy."
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Ben Miles

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