Henry V at Pacific Resident Theatre Is Bare-Bones but Delightful (GO!)

Courtship follows warfare when Henry (Joe McGovern) woos French princess Katherine (Carole Weyers) in Pacific Resident Theatre's Henry V. Adapted and directed by Guillermo Cienfuegos, Pacific Resident Theatre's reboot of Henry V strips Shakespeare's romanticized spectacle of war down to its bare essentials. Staged in a railroad-wide theater, the opening unfolds disconcertingly like a rehearsal, with actors lounging about, joking, stretching, reviewing lines - until the script comes out and the prologue Read More

Henry 5 Stripped-down Shakespeare as blunt and plainspoken as King Harry himself.

The Hollywood Reporter Henry V: Theater Review 6:21 PM PDT 3/28/2014 by Myron Meisel Stripped-down ShakespeareHenry V: Theater Review 6:21 PM PDT 3/28/2014 by Myron Meisel The Bottom Line Stripped-down Shakespeare as blunt and plainspoken as King Harry himself. Venue Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice (runs through Apr. 20) Playwright William Shakespeare, adapted by Guillermo Cienfuegos and Joe McGovern Director Guillermo Cienfuegos Stripped-down Shakespeare is staged in Venice. Forget the spectacle of the movie versions of Henry V by Laurence Olivier or Kenneth Branagh (each Read More

Los Angeles Times – Forceful Henry V

Review: A spare yet forceful 'Henry V' at Pacific Resident Theatre By Margaret Gray March 6, 2014, 2:00 p.m. The Pacific Resident Theatre’s new production of Shakespeare's “Henry V," directed by Guillermo Cienfuegos, is about as spare and unvarnished as the theater gets. The set consists of a few folding chairs in the blackest, boxiest of conceivable black-box stages. There’s one prop: a tinny-looking crown. The 11-member cast, onstage the entire time and slipping Read More

Pacific Resident Theatre Rekindles Music Of Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse

Monday, 10 Feb 2014, 9:19:00 AM Kathy Leonardo In this reality TV driven world, Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse may not be household names but in the Broadway theatre community, they are legends. In addition to writing the musicals "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" and "The Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd" in the 1960's, Newley/Bricusse also wrote the music of the 1971 Oscar nominated movie "Willy Wonka Read More

Anthony Newley Hits Venice

Anthony Newley Hits Venice

By Suzy Williams

Run, don’t walk to The Pacific Resident Theatre on Venice between Shell and Oakwood, to see one of the most charming, heart-warming musical evenings you’ve experienced. This compact, brilliant little revue with no intermission has 26 fantastic songs that flow together with a wee plot that ties it tidily. For even though Anthony Newley is no

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StageSceneLA Review

THE INDIANS ARE COMING TO DINNER WOW Imagine what might happen if you crossed a screwball comedy clan like the one George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart created in You Can’t Take It With You with the Greekly tragic family Arthur Miller wrote about in Death Of A Salesman. What you’d end up with would doubtless be something quite like Jennifer W. Rowland’s highly original and thoroughly entertaining tragicomedy The Indians Are Read More

Penny Safranek LA Stage Insider

Here's a great feature on PRT's Penny Safranek in Julio Martinez's STAGE WATCH in the LA Stage Times blog! THE THING IS…“I am from Spokane, Washington. I started performing at a very early age, I think since seeing the film, Singin’ in the Rain. I decided right then I wanted to sing that song. I began taking drama lessons quite early. I actually went to University of Washingon in poli sci Read More

Marilyn Fox in LA Stage Times

Here is a great piece on Marilyn Fox and the PRT. Enjoy! Marilyn Fox Leads 25th Season at Pacific Resident Theatre by Gary Ballard | June 29, 2011 "I try to pick plays I'd want somebody I love - to watch," declares Marilyn Fox, artistic director of Pacific Resident Theatre, addressing her method of selecting material to present on her stage. Barrie: Back to Back is currently running on PRT's main stage. Fox Read More