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Death House
Death House

Death House
Lankershim Arts Center
Thru - Mar 23, 2019

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Lankershim Arts Center

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LA Splash- Highly Recommended

"...Written by skilled playwright Jason Karasev and directed by Michael Peretzian, DEATH HOUSE is a play you don't want to miss. Gripping, poignant, exciting, enigmatic, intriguing, startling, fascinating. All of these descriptors and more mark the Road Theatre on Lankershim's latest must-see production."
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Elaine Mura

Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended

"...What starts off as a capital punishment-vs.-life imprisonment debate develops into something considerably deeper and more powerful in Jason Karasev's profoundly moving Death House, a Road Theatre Company World Premiere."
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Steven Stanley

The Tolucan Times- Recommended

"...Death House is a room, the last stopover for criminals awaiting execution. To make their last hours as comfortable as possible, a chaplain stays with them. George has had this duty for 22 years, but tonight he is training his replacement, a brash young preacher named Allen. The first act of the play deals with their meeting and the conflict of their beliefs."
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Laura Voeth

ArtsInLA- Recommended

"...It all adds up to a shattering experience. You go on a journey with George, Allen, and Liliana, and though there are no easy answers or happy endings, it's a journey you'll be glad you took."
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Harker Jones

NoHoArtsDistrict- Highly Recommended

"...The performances are instinctive and shocking, and unflinchingly real. I'm not ashamed to say that I wept and that each of these brilliant actors on stage made me do so copiously at several different moments. "
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Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Showmag- Highly Recommended

"...Beginning with Sam Anderson's well-conceived pastor, the characters in Karasov's flawless play build tension personally as well as philosophically. Even as Allen's cocky demeanor attempts to cover up his own pain, Liliana's matter-of-fact acceptance of her fate hides a lifetime of ill treatment. That we can sympathize with each person makes Death House a perfect proving ground for a dispassionate assessment of our current laws."
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Leigh Kennicott

Santa Monica Daily Press- Highly Recommended

"...I have to emphasize, once again, that this play is remarkable for its verbal exchanges and for the way the three magnificent actors bring it to life. It's a production that ought to be seen by everyone, no matter which side of the death penalty issue they espouse."
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Cynthia Citron

Stage Raw- Recommended

"...Death House is not a perfect play, but it packs a wallop. Some of the plot twists are awkward, and the first act has too much padding. Michael Peretzian does a fine job of directing, and he draws solid, convincing performances from his cast. Derrick McDaniel provides a highly effective lighting schema."
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Lovell Estell III