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Elizabeth is convinced her husband Robert is at death’s door, and she’s determined to get the whole brood together for a final family holiday, quickly, before his bird has flown. Of course, all three kids and their spouses have their own lives, agendas and emergencies, but a few obstacles won’t stop Elizabeth. Some people will do anything to defend their nest. Last Swallows shows how even families who love one another can be amazingly dysfunctional. As the saying goes, ‘You can pick your spouse but not their family.’ The play is foremost a comedy about a family squabbling relentlessly about every little thing but also a drama about how life can take painful and unexpected turns.
Thru - Oct 20, 2019
Show Type: Comedy
Box Office: 323-463-4639
Last Swallows Reviews
- Highly Recommended
- Somewhat Recommended
- Not Recommended
Night Tinted Glasses - Recommended
"...What I am not doing is telling how the story proceeds nor how it concludes, despite the warning above. Rather let me say the odyssey of this family left me feeling I had taken the journey with them. As the lights faded at the very end, I genuinely felt a tiny bit older and wiser for having lived a little bit of their lives."
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Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended
"...Last Swallows draws to a close with a jarring and poignant scene in a hospital room, with all the characters effectively brought together despite the script’s mishandled schematics. The play should have ended there; instead, it continues for one more scene, in an attempt at a neatly-tied bow of an ending. Unfortunately, this ending contradicts everything the play up till now has aimed to do: portray the disarray and stubborn reality of one family’s experience over the passage of time."
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