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  Friends With Guns at The Road on Magnolia

Friends With Guns

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood

Friends With Gun asks, "Can instant kinship between two liberal married couples survive a closet full of guns?"

Thru - May 11, 2019

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

Price: $34

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 866-506-1248

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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Director Randee Trabitz, a longtime collaborator of wildly offbeat solo artist John Fleck, knows how to navigate the unexpected, and Walker’s script presents its fair share of surprises. Trabitz nails down every laugh early on, then sneakily builds the tension to a level that will floor you."
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F. Kathleen Foley

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Can a "take 'em all away" couple have Friends With Guns? Playwright Stephanie Alison Walker poses this provocative question in the button-pushing World Premiere latest from the Road Theatre Company on Magnolia."
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Steven Stanley

The Tolucan Times - Highly Recommended

"...Timely and thought provoking, the world premiere presentation of Stephanie Alison Walker's Friends with Guns offers passionate arguments for and against gun ownership and what empowers women. Powerful acting and muscular writing provide a night of meaty entertainment."
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Mary Mallory

NoHoArtsDistrict - Highly Recommended

"...It's always a joy to sit in the steep seats of the Road Theatre. I never know what will unfold onstage or where the journey will lead us. Always revelatory, never boring, pushing us to think more and feel everything. This play is just as good as everything else they produce and the performances are absolutely spectacular."
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Samantha Simmonds

Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended

"...I liked some of the acting, though I thought it was a mistake to cast a black actor, which Telesmar is, as the enthusiastic gun owner, while making no mention of the reasons why a person of color might want to stock guns. Kate Huffman’s scenes with her husband linger too long on the surface, while her scenes with Arianna Ortiz as her new best friend are filled with nuance and are the best in the play. This may have to do with Ms. Ortiz, who is outstanding. She makes the most of every moment, and brings a depth of conviction and emotional resonance to her character that I found lacking elsewhere in the show."
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Stephen Fife

Theatre Notes - Highly Recommended

"...Friends with Guns is no facile or polemic piece of theatre; rather it shows flaws in the knee-jerk thought of some liberals regarding the issue of guns. In that way, the play comes down hard on certain extreme anti-gun notions, while leaving untouched, save for a slide show near the climax of the play, the very real horror of the damage done, with New Zealand the latest example. Friends With Guns is one of those plays that will prompt discussion on the way home from the theatre; at least it did in this audience member's car ride."
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Paul Myrvold

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