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  Angels Fall at The Lex Theatre

Angels Fall

The Lex Theatre
6760 Lexington Ave Los Angeles

“No cause for alarm," bellows the helicopter's loudspeaker, alerting rural New Mexico to the latest mishap at one of its various nuclear-energy facilities. The play presents six characters trapped in a Catholic mission church on a desolate Indian reservation. They're stuck there because the government has closed the roads. Through his witty and probing dialogue, playwright Wilson examines meaty questions that resonate on a personal as well as philosophical level. At its core, the play is about truth vs. fiction. What are the fabrications we tell ourselves or accept from others? And where exactly does the truth lie?

Thru - Jan 12, 2013

Price: $25

Show Type: Drama

  Angels Fall Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Nevertheless, the playwright’s signature generosity of spirit — his exploration of human fallibility with insight and empathy rather than judgment — is fully illuminated in a revival from the Production Company that advantageously applies its staging resources."
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Philip Brandes

LA Weekly - Not Recommended

"...Directed by Alex Egan, the production’s weakest link is Fonseca’s simplistic rendering of the troubled young physician, a man torn between temptation and duty. Then again, all the performances appear at best under-rehearsed, with even the usually excellent Johnson seeming distanced from the good father’s emotional core."
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Deborah Klugman

Backstage - Recommended

"...Mostly exceptional and heartfelt performances, as well as August Viverito’s sparse set and evocative lighting, contribute tremendously to the haunted desolation as these people confront their own worldliness, but the puzzle of “Angels Fall” is what Marion and Zappy contribute aside from being unconventional and delivering biting one-liners."
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Travis Michael Holder

Stage Scene LA - Recommended

"...Funny, compelling, thought-provoking, and ultimately uplifting, Angels Fall offers holiday season playgoers a welcome alternative to all those Christmas Carols and White Christmases that make up our usual November/December theatrical fare."
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Steven Stanley

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