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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Santa Monica Daily Press Reviews A View From The Bridge

Santa Monica Daily Press: Reviews A View From The Bridge "The staging is impeccable, the acting’s top notch. Congratulations to Artistic Director Marilyn Fox for both the play’s direction and the company’s." and that might be good for the quote on the main page. All in the family It’s a rare play these days that can cause an audience to gasp at a kiss. This actually happened. Playwright Arthur Miller, best known for “Death of a Read More

A View From The Bridge’…a powerful production at Pacific Resident Theatre

A View From The Bridge'...a powerful production at Pacific Resident Theatre The Examinder July 13, 2013 By Joan Alperin-Schwartz When I think of brilliant playwrights, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Chekov and of course... Arthur Miller, immediately come to mind... I always jump at the chance to see any of their plays, but no matter how great the play is on the page, in the hands of a bad actor or director, the results could be Read More

A View From the Bridge Reviewed by Dany Margolies

Lisa Cirincione and Vince Melocchi Photo by Vitor Martins “I want my respect!” insists Eddie Carbone continually—and ambiguously. Sadly for him, but thrillingly for audiences since 1955, when Arthur Miller’s magnificently crafted play premiered, Miller’s protagonist Eddie has no idea what respect means nor how to earn it. Eddie lives in Brooklyn with his well-worn wife, Beatrice, and her sister’s 17-year-old daughter, Catherine. Beatrice’s two young male cousins are arriving from Italy, Read More

STAGEHAPPENINGS.COM by Carol Kaufman Segal

STAGEHAPPENINGS.COM A View From the Bridge Review by Carol Kaufman Segal A View From the Bridge by playwright Arthur Miller is the third show of Pacific Resident Theatre/s 26th season. It is directed infallibly by Artistic Director Marilyn Fox and Dana Jackson and features a cast of stupendous talent. The play is about an Italian-American character, Eddie Carbone (Vince Melocchi), his wife Beatrice (Melissa Weber Bales) and their orphaned niece Catherine (Lisa Read More

Pacific Resident Theatre’s ‘A View From The Bridge’ Delivers Explosive Drama

Pacific Resident Theatre's 'A View From The Bridge' Delivers Explosive Drama Lisa Cirincione and Vince Melocchi in "A View From The Bridge" at Pacific Resident Theatre. Photo - Vitor Martins When one thinks of Arthur Miller's body of work, one doesn't immediately think "chronicler of Italian-American experience," but with A View From The Bridge, he revealed a further breadth of his talent. The lead characters of most of Miller's plays are imperfect Read More