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  ICE at 24th Street Theatre


24th Street Theatre
1117 West 24th Street Los Angeles

It's 1988. In the shadow of Dodger Stadium, two men arrive with big dreams ... but no documents. ICE is a bilingual, humorous journey in search of what it means to be "American." With a love of baseball, Tia Victoria's salsa recipe and the help of a talking truck, two cousins work day and night to make their taco truck the "Uncle Sam" of mobile restaurants. Will a contest to be "the most American food truck" at Dodger Stadium on the 4th of July prove to Immigration, Naturalization and Customs that they truly belong? See the trenchant play at Los Angeles' 24th Street Theatre.

Thru - Jun 24, 2018

Saturdays: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $24

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 213-745-6516

  ICE Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

LA Daily News - Recommended

"...Debbie Devine directs, setting up a clearly visible world with minimal fuss. Castaņos-Chima seems to dance his role, acting with highly expressive physicality. Duran provides all the emotionality needed on this stage, letting us see through to the core of the angelic Nacho."
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Dany Margolies

Broadway World - Somewhat Recommended

"...Director Debbie Devine excels at clean storytelling that doesn't get bogged down in extraneous padding but Martell's writing doesn't give her an easy path this time around. Martell has a gift for creating characters we care about and dialogue that is believable, but there are holes in the story and a few too many details left off-stage that make the fate of the characters questionable. At only a little over an hour's running time, it leaves plenty of room to expand the play's connective tissue to flesh out what's missing."
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Ellen Dostal

On Stage Los Angeles - Highly Recommended

"...Directed by Debbie Devine, ICE and The 24th Street Theatre continue to not only present theatre that generously reflects their neighborhood, catering to the locals with outreach to the community they succeed in their in search for harmony with educational projects and after this particular show an ice cream treat!"
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Cultural Weekly - Somewhat Recommended

"...So too many questions and loose ends remain. BUT. There is a charming fairy tale in there somewhere, struggling to get out. I'm sure of it. Sooner or later, playwright Martell and director Debbie Devine, who knows how to do these things, are bound to find it."
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Sylvie Drake

Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...To whom does the American Dream belong? ICE is a beautiful blend of the Spanish and English languages, an ode to our Los Angelean way of life that is proudly, inextricably intertwined with Mexican culture. The show is, most importantly, a demand for immigration reform. Those individuals who immigrate to this country deserve a place amongst us, and an equal chance to realize and live out their dream - one of freedom and equality, shared by our ancestors, ingrained in our history, and as American as apple pie."
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Dana Martin

Colorado Boulevard - Recommended

"...This production touched my heart because not only did it represent Los Angeles and its interwoven Mexican culture which has existed since the beginning of the state (so many examples throughout the play, some of which I missed but were explained to me by my friend who attended with me, whose family is Mexican and has experienced many of the situations in the play) , but it also made the case for immigration reform and granting respect, equality, and the chance to achieve American success to those who have more recently immigrated here."
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Carol Edger

The TVolution - Somewhat Recommended

"...All of these elements could have added up to an interesting enough show except that playwright Leon Martell has forgotten to add in a pinch of gravitas to his subject matter. The result is a half way decent children's show about a very adult subject."
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Ernest Kearney

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