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  In My Mind's Eye at Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre

In My Mind's Eye

Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd. North Hollywood

Inspired by true events, this memory play chronicles the life and loves of a courageous, legally-blind female public school teacher. It also explores the delicate balance of how a parent can become dependent on caring for a child with special needs. This was the first full-length play ever presented in this theater building, having been developed through Lonny Chapman’s Playwrights Unit. It won many awards and was published worldwide by Samuel French. We are proud to revive this charming, valiant love story and commemorate Lonny’s undying passion for new works that illuminate unusual sides of humanity.

Thru - Mar 15, 2020

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

Price: $30

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 818-763-5990

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  In My Mind's Eye Reviews
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Broadway World - Highly Recommended

"...Direction by Bruce Kimmel is well-constructed, especially when blending the time differences in Patty's/Trish's age. The differences and the likenesses of the younger vs. older Patty are clearly defined, enriching the character and what she signifies. All of the characters portrayed are kind and caring individuals, who only want the best outcome."
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Valerie-Jean Miller

Stage Scene LA - Somewhat Recommended

"...Director Bruce Kimmel ensures smooth transitions across time zones aided by Douglas Gabrielle’s nuanced lighting and his own memory-play-ready incidental music. Michael Mullen’s just-right costumes capture both the late ‘60s and early ‘80, with special snaps for confectioning a couple of matching outfits for Patty/Trish. Leslie Young’s eclectic props and sound designer Steve Shaw melange of prerecorded voices* hit the mark as well."
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Steven Stanley

The Tolucan Times - Recommended

"...The cast gives powerful performances, especially Haire and Peyton Kirkner. Playing Patricia at different points in her life, the two expressively reveal her strength, determination and vulnerability. Bobby Slaski's self-deprecating, charming Hugo and Maria Kress's overprotective, challenging mother add depth, with Lloyd Pedersen's curmudgeonly Calhoun providing sensitive support."
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Mary Mallory

NoHoArtsDistrict - Highly Recommended

"...The actors are wonderful, the script is wonderful, and the direction is wonderful. I recommend "In My Mind's Eye." I'm still thinking about it. It is memorable. I hope you enjoy this first offering of the 46th Season at the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre. I know I did."
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Cathy Wayne

Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended

"...But as much as I enjoyed Patty's burgeoning romance, I couldn't help but want her to achieve true independence instead of merely transitioning from one caretaker to another. Her final departure from her mother's care is framed as her crowning victory, yet it never feels like a choice that she consciously made or fought for. Instead, it's one that she merely lucked into as she skips pleasantly into marital bliss. It's obvious that we're meant to share her joy, yet the high never quite hits."
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Julia Lloyd George

Theatre Notes - Not Recommended

"...Bruce Kimmel is an undeniably capable director, as his work with the Group Rep's The Man Who Came to Dinner proves. If there is a problem with the show, it is that the action lacks true emotional depth. The dialog sometimes becomes "artful." The two exceptions are the characters of Mr. Pedersen and Ms. Rodriguez, that come across as more genuine."
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Paul Myrvold

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