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  Early Birds at Atwater Village Theatre

Early Birds

Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave Atwater Village

A heartwarming, irreverent comedy about two senior women, each at a crossroads, both escaping their past on a high-seas cruise. Together, they realize their strengths and celebrate their weaknesses, and understand that it's never too late for a new friend or a new adventure.

Thru - Sep 7, 2019

Mondays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 4:00pm

Price: $24

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 323-644-1929

  Early Birds Reviews
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  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...So, plot points in or out of favor here, Schwartz has written solid roles for three women ó two of them past 65 ó not a small feat anymore, and the play is sweet enough. And the overall look of the piece (John Iacovelli), two deck chairs and a railing guard between the action and the audience, is satisfactory, giving director Elizabeth Swain a free hand in the staging and in her casting. What is slightly missing is the soundscape: while there are seagull noises and wave sounds, itís not always audible, which distracted somewhat."
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Dale Reynolds

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Night-and-day-different 70somethings bond aboard ship in Dana Schwartzís Early Birds, a World Premiere comedy as entertaining and charming as it is predictable, and nothing wrong with that."
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Steven Stanley

Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended

"...Schwartzís script isnít bad, just uneven. Though Gilpin and Taini are strong actors, their charactersí emotions occasionally turn on a dime, and itís hard for the performers to justify why the characters are behaving like that in that moment. Logically, the text doesnít hold much water either ó captains arenít typically so social and hands-on with guests on a 500-person cruise (indeed, the ship as a whole seems quite under-staffed). Without getting into spoilers, there are other conceptual issues the script presents that donít make much sense."
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Katie Buenneke

Theatre Notes - Highly Recommended

"...Drama needs conflict, and in this script it arises over revealed information that begets misunderstandings and a friendship-wrecking clash. Along the way, dramatic moments lead to crisis, climax, and a satisfying denouement."
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Paul Myrvold

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