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  The Lonesome West at Ruskin Group Theatre

The Lonesome West

Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica

An idealistic and flawed young man stumbles into the lurid world of two brothers, who are locked in an endless cycle of petty grudges. He puts his life on the line in an effort to get them to reconcile. Is there hope for the brothers…in this comedy of unexpected proportions.

Thru - Mar 24, 2012

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

Price: $20-$25

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 310-397-3244

Running Time: 120 minutes

  The Lonesome West Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Los Angeles Times - Not Recommended

"...It’s a delicious premise, but McDonagh hasn’t delivered on it. Unlike “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” with its ruthless efficiency, “West” suffers from lazy storytelling. The intimate space at the Ruskin is ideal for this claustrophobic tale, yet no amount of careful scene work by director Mike Reilly can disguise McDonagh’s shoddy construction."
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Charlotte Stoudt

LA Weekly - Recommended

"...Director Mike Reilly has assembled an impeccable cast, including Rachel Noll, and directs them with a sharp eye for comic possibilities."
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Neal Weaver

LA Theatre Review - Recommended

"...The acting in this production, as is usually the case at the Ruskin, is exceptional throughout (although Mr. Walshe occasionally loses his brogue) and the direction, by Mike Reilly, is tight and focused."
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Geoff Hoff - Not Recommended

"...Unfortunately The Ruskin Group Theatre Co. did not succeed in adding anything to the material that would make it more palatable."
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Eve Meadows

Examiner - Somewhat Recommended

"...Director Mike Reilly has steered his players through a series of uneven performances, although that appears to be more the fault of the writing than of the direction."
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Cynthia Citron

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