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  The Direction Home at The Actors Company

The Direction Home

The Actors Company
916 N North Formosa Ave West Hollywood

West Hollywood, 1979. Itís a moment in time before cityhood, before sweeping demographic changes, before gentrification and exorbitant prices, before a decade of the tumultuous upheaval of historic events. Itís a time thatís slightly simpler and perhaps more naÔve and innocent. Four disparate twenty-something individuals move into a rented West Hollywood home. Thereís Brad, handsome and straight, but a six-pack away from putting the bi in bi-sexual; Ted, flamboyant but in very deep denial about his sexual orientation; Stephen, virginal and questioning where heís headed; and a last-minute addition, Katie, Bradís ex. The living arrangements are less awkward than they might be. Brad and Katie both know that they are over. Brad starts seeing someone new, Mimi. Katie catches the eye of Michael, a neighbor whoís a successful actor in commercials.

Thru - Aug 18, 2019

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $20-$30

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 323-463-4639

Running Time: 120 minutes plus intermission.

  The Direction Home Reviews
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LA Splash - Recommended

"...Director Kiff Scholl does an excellent job of keeping the action moving with the able assistance of a talented group of ensemble actors. Although not very subtle, the cast (and especially Amir Levi) typically displays lots of energy. Adam Haas Hunter's scenic design captures the post-college-temporary vibe perfectly, and the production team does nice work grabbing the theme of the tale. Although the presentation is sometimes choppy, juvenile, and uneven, playwright Vie's thrust and passion are everywhere evident. Growing up can be a hard thing to do."
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Elaine Mura

Stage Scene LA - Somewhat Recommended

"...Tonally itís all over the place and its lackluster title is unlikely to prove a box-office draw, but Greg Vieís autobiographical The Direction Home works for the most part as a nostalgic, touching coming-of-age comedy set in WeHo only a few years before the music died."
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Steven Stanley

Showmag - Somewhat Recommended

"...Greg Vie seems to have taken the title of his play from Dylan's No Direction Home, which appears to suit the play better than the more determined-sounding THE Direction Home. Six months may have been: they ended, not with a Bang, but a Whimper."
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Leigh Kennicott

Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended

"...Although the storyís significance is heartwarming, an uneven plot fails to convey what could have been a well-developed plot about desire and identity. Much of the charactersí growth and development is confined to only a few scenes, making the rest of the narrative feel slow by comparison. The ending is predictable, but satisfying, and certain key moments are wonderfully crafted, but the build-up does not merit the productionís two-and-a-half-hour length. Vieís message of sexual self-discovery is a strong one, but The Direction Homeís shortcomings unfortunately donít allow its impact to be fully felt."
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Lara J. Altunian

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