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  The Innocence Of Father Brown at Fremont Centre Theatre

The Innocence Of Father Brown

Fremont Centre Theatre
1000 Fremont Avenue South Pasadena

From the city of London have emerged two of the greatest detectives the world has ever known. One of them is Sherlock Holmes, a man of science. This play is not about him. The other crime solver is Father Brown, a man of God. No less a master of deductive reasoning than Holmes, Brown is informed by his spiritual vocation in matters of the human heart, mind and motivation. It is an invaluable resource. Father Brown is called upon to match wits with a master thief and not one but several diabolical murderers. The London police are baffled. Fortunately, because they have Father Brown on their side, they can do more than pray for a good outcome. But, considering Father Brown is a priest, they can do that, too. Additionally, Father Brown is called upon to assist two young lovers in trouble. With a probing mind and uncanny powers of observation, Father Brown is able to solve the most vicious of crimes, while yet retaining a belief in the power of goodness and the possibility of redemption.

Thru - Apr 28, 2013

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Price: $25

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 626-441-5977

  The Innocence Of Father Brown Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...Co-directed by Betsy Roth and Allison Darby Gorjian, this initial incarnation is pretty much a community theater-level effort, so expectations for performances and production values need to be calibrated accordingly. Nevertheless, the serious intent and potential for further development is apparent."
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Philip Brandes

LA Weekly - Somewhat Recommended

"... Simply staged by co-directors Allison Darby Gorjian and Betsy Roth, the lightly comedic crime drama unfolds at an unhurried pace; this is old-fashioned storytelling from a gentler, more leisurely era. Unfortunately the presentation is frequently staid, with the action drifting to a halt as Father Brown engages in philosophical and theological debates, only occasionally enlivened by his droll wit and high-flown language."
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Pauline Adamek - Not Recommended

"...The result as a play is not bad – interesting characters that surprise us – but the company’s production of this work makes a hash of what are quaint and difficult ideas almost a hundred years on. Co-directors Allison Darby Gorjian and Betsy Roth have failed in a major way with errant casting and dull blocking. Of the eight actors, less than half were first-class. The others—more or less—were just not up to the demands of the script."
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Dale Reynolds

The Stage Struck Review - Somewhat Recommended

"...The results, though well performed, are somewhat hit and miss."
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Frances Baum Nicholson

LifeInLA - Recommended

"...If you’re a fan of English accents and intellectually-stimulating mystery stories, then The Innocence of Father Brown at the Fremont Centre Theatre is a production you will thoroughly enjoy!"
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France Assefa

Random Lengths News - Recommended

"...The play is presented without any tricks: straightforward and with embellishment. It helps a great deal if you known the Father Brown stories, which are charming and fascinating. Father Brown is no Sherlock Holmes, but comes close and is well worth knowing better."
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John Farrell

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