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Driving Wilde
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Los Angeles Times- Recommended

"...A master of the offbeat, director Bart DeLorenzo delivers a briskly paced, well-acted staging that is perhaps most notable for its splendid design elements. Martin Carrillo’s sound, Brandon Baruch’s lighting and Ann Closs-Farley’s costumes are all first-rate, and Ben Rock’s video and projection design are virtuosic components that lend depth and coloration to Song Yi Park’s purposely stark set."
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F. Kathleen Foley



Stage Scene LA- Somewhat Recommended

"...In addition to its two-dozen or so movie/TV adaptations, Oscar Wilde’s most notorious novel has inspired a couple of L.A. theater offerings, Michael Michetti’s brilliant A Picture Of Dorian Gray and the musical travesty that was Dorian’s Descent. Jacqueline Wright’s never-boring Driving Wilde falls somewhere between the two."
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Steven Stanley



Stage Raw- Recommended

"...It’s worth sitting through the show’s less interesting sequences to relish the comic antics of these two veteran performers, who are frequently on stage. One of the play’s highlights is a picnic scene where Dorian seductively bites into a strawberry while the two elder men look on, practically swooning with desire. Besides their main roles, Johnson and Wilcox don wigs and other costume paraphernalia to play other characters— for example, Johnson transforms himself into a buxom flirtatious waitress at Hooters, while Wilcox appears as buck-toothed Chuck, the only former school pal Dorian connects with."
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Deborah Klugman