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  The Jesus Hickey at Skylight Theatre

The Jesus Hickey

Skylight Theatre
1816 1/2 N. Vermont Los Angeles

The Jesus Hickey is funny, bawdy, and outrageous modern day fable about the seduction of celebrity. Four time Golden Globe nominee and multiple award winner, Harry Hamlin portrays Sean Flynn, a tough Irish laborer whose daughter becomes a national superstar when it is discovered that a “hickey” on her neck is shaped in the image of Jesus. The cast includes Aviva, Roddy Jessup, Tom Killam, Aaron Leddick, Anastasia Lofgren, Greg Safel and Barbara Tarbuck.

Presented by Katselas Theatre Company

Thru - Jul 18, 2010



Price: $15-$25

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 213-761-7061

www.katselastheatre.com



  The Jesus Hickey Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Yankee, also directing, keeps this Katselas Theatre Company production moving on Jeff McLaughlin’s set, a living room that goes from threadbare to posh as Agnes’ gift brings in the dough. Stylistically, the play — like its Irish accents — wanders a bit, starting out at the kitchen sink and spinning into broader comedy. TV veteran Hamlin is best when least appealing, Tarbuck talks dirty with gusto, but Lofgren holds the show together with Agnes’ lamb-eyed need for male affirmation. Who needs sainthood when all you want is a date?"
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Charlotte Stoudt


Variety - Not Recommended

"...Every so often, a comedy is so enamored of its premise as to assume no additional effort is needed to put it over. Luke Yankee, scribe-helmer of “The Jesus Hickey,” seems so tickled by the notion of an Irish lass getting a love bite in the image of you-know-who that he trades on it shamelessly without exploring the situation’s dimensions, serious or comic. The mostly shallow results are on view at the Skylight."
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Bob Verini


LA Weekly - Highly Recommended

"...Yankee's well-written script nimbly skirts the boundaries between morality play, satire and comedy. Performances are quite good under Yankee's direction. Tarbuck is especially engrossing as a saintly woman with a penchant for foul language."
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Lovell Estell III


Backstage - Recommended

"...Religious satire is always good for a few laughs. In writer-director Luke Yankee's new play, he sweetens the pot with pointed barbs about the pitfalls of sudden fame and fortune. The result is an agreeable ethnic comedy populated with daffy characters."
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Les Spindle



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