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  Figure 8 at Theatre of NOTE

Figure 8

Theatre of NOTE
1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood

Seven Deadly Sins Plays is a world premiere production that writer, and L.A. native, Phinneas Kiyomura constructed using the seven deadly sins as a springboard, weaving together eight different stories of ordinary sinners fighting, flailing and fornicating their way through what passes for normal life in modern day Southern California. Traveling up the 5 freeway and along a fractured timeline, Figure 8 turns the very notion of sin 'round upon itself.

Thru - Apr 1, 2012

Price: $20-$25

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 310-856-8611

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  Figure 8 Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...A kind of dramaturgical fun house, “Figure 8” sometimes tries too hard to catch us off guard with startling imagery. But Kiyomura’s exercise in distortion has the power to genuinely haunt, especially in this sterling staging — the optimum medium for this intriguing experiment."
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F. Kathleen Foley

LA Weekly - Recommended

"...Unlike an ordinary knot, a mathematical knot, such as a figure 8, cannot be untied. Likewise, the troubled souls in Phinneas Kiyomura’s discerning drama stay inextricably linked, sometimes by blood, sometimes by chance and always by their fallibly human behavior."
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Deborah Klugman

Backstage - Recommended

"...The eight vignettes take place in various communities on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Blending poignancy and bawdy humor, the play is engrossing and provocative."
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Les Spindle

LA Theatre Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...With such strong production values and acting, what Figure 8 really needs is a good editor and a few more drafts."
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Brian Sonia-Wallace

Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...While Kiyomura’s and Kernion’s intentions are fully-realized by the design team, they now need to solve the enigmatic narrative of Figure 8. Kiyomura has many good ideas and he is obviously gifted and offers up some truly electrifying moments. But he hasn’t connected those ideas in a way that feels grounded or that completely makes sense. He and Kernion go for broke, over and over, hitting us with dramatic incident while neglecting to give us an overall compelling drama."
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Samuel Bernstein

Frontiers - Not Recommended

"...A piece set in a church doesn’t ring true, and—as written now—the rock star character doesn’t need two scenes. But Theatre of NOTE deserves credit for keeping the short play alive and for giving so many skilled actors the opportunity to shine."
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Christopher Cappiello

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