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  The Best Man at Lounge Theatre

The Best Man

Lounge Theatre
6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles

An ideally timed race to the finish line between two candidates at the Presidential National Nominating Convention gets personal. Sexual indiscretions threaten one of the front-runners career and marriage, as the other tries to live by their principles while faced with health issues that threaten his vote-winning potential. Vying for support from the outgoing president, both stay primed for battle, out front and behind the scenes, in this cynically humorous recap of the U.S. election process.

Thru - Dec 8, 2019



Price: $30

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 323-469-9988



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  The Best Man Reviews
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Broadway World - Somewhat Recommended

"...Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN originally written in 1960 (and updated in 1976) about two presidential candidates vying for their party's nomination could have seem much more relevant to present day politics if the set and costumes didn't so vividly remind of the 1970s. Gary Lee Reed directs a committed, but uneven cast."
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Gil Kaan


Haines His Way - Somewhat Recommended

"...The main problem in this production is Mark Belnick in the leading role of William Russell. Russell is said to be sexually insatiable with a string of mistresses and scandals just ripe for exposure, yet Belnick comes across as totally lacking charisma and seemingly the energy to even loosen his tie. This grave miscasting sinks this production to a lower level, one of curiosity piece rather than thrilling and barbed political discourse. Brad Bentz has desinged the most substantial scenic design I think I've ever seen at The Lounge while Shon LeBlanc has dressed his ladies in some great period fashions. Hopefully the cast can pick up the pace but until then this is only a mediocre production of The Best Man, not the best as written by Mr. Vidal."
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Rob Stevens



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