Los Angeles Theater Review: THE UNFRYABLE MEATNESS OF BEING (Pacific Resident Theatre)

Los Angeles Theater Review: THE UNFRYABLE MEATNESS OF BEING (Pacific Resident Theatre) by Tom Chaits on August 29, 2014 in Theater-Los Angeles Post image for Los Angeles Theater Review: THE UNFRYABLE MEATNESS OF BEING (Pacific Resident Theatre) MORE MEAT If you are one of the many theatergoers who caught Pacific Resident Theatre’s production of Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Road (and possibly the special Christmas follow-up) during its unprecedented 6-month run, then you’ll likely Read More

STAGE RAW: The Unfryable Meatness of Being

The Unfryable Meatness of Being Reviewed by Paul Birchall Pacific Resident Theatre Through Sept. 7 RECOMMENDED: Playwright Keith Stevenson’s delightfully quirky comedy is the third installment in a series of plays -- a triptych of white trash comedies, each an episode involving the down-market residents of a flophouse motel in backwoods West Virginia. And what delights a Los Angeles audience more than laughing at the great, unwashed yokels and inbreeds who are doofy enough Read More


THE UNFRYABLE MEATNESS OF BEING by Keith Stevenson It takes a certain sense of humor to appreciate the wit that propels the dialogue in this unique comedy. If you've ever chuckled over a good redneck joke, it will fit you like a comfy pair of overalls. Personally, I thought it was hilarious! It takes place in the mountains of West Virginia, an area where, I don't think, anyone ever qualified for Read More

Two Plays Involving Fried Meat (Sort of) By Steven Leigh Morris

Joan Chodorow, left, Carole Weyers and Keith Stevenson in The Unfryable Meatness of Being PHOTO BY ASHLEY BOXLER. Thursday, Aug 21 2014 Actor-playwright Keith Stevenson is one lucky fellow, having a top-flight ensemble to write comedies for; and having a director, Guillermo Cienfuegos, with such a sympathetic comprehension of the strands threaded through his humor; and, to top it all, being able to act in a pivotal role in Read More

The Cherry Orchard Reviewed by Terry Morgan

The Cherry Orchard Reviewed by Terry Morgan Pacific Resident Theatre Through Sept. 21

There have always been political takes of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Some have described it as a condemnation of the idle aristocracy, a precursor to the Russian Revolution. Others saw it as a kind farewell to a vanishing class that is being supplanted by rapacious businessmen who only find beauty in money. The play isn't quite

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Argonaut Reviews Henry V at PRT

Venice’s Pacific Resident Theatre has a hit on its hands with a minimalist take on “Henry V” By Michael Aushenker Guillermo Cienfuegos’ minimalist, unconventional staging of Shakespeare’s “Henry V” at Venice’s Pacific Resident Theatre has become a runaway hit in L.A.’s theater circle since its Feb. 22 opening, earning rave reviews and playing to packed houses that have extended the play’s initial two-month run through July 20. “For 27 years, has been Read More

Henry V – Five Stars By Suzy Williams

Count on Pacific Resident Theatre to offer consistently outstanding entertainment. PRT’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry V is in line with that, and then some. There is no set. There is no fourth wall, and where it’s not isn’t where you’d expect. The props are minimal and recycled for different imaginary purposes. The blocking provides ships, walls, and cathedral doors. Kudos upon kudos to director Guillermo Cienfuegos for this brilliant overview, Read More

Arts in LA: Henry V Reviewed by Neal Weaver

Henry V Pacific Resident Theatre Reviewed by Neal Weaver Carole Weyers and Joe McGovern Photo by Erika Boxler Shakespeare spread the story of King Henry V over four plays. We first hear of him, but don’t see him, in Richard II, as Prince Hal, the wastrel prodigal son of King Henry IV. In Henry IV, Part 1, we see Prince Hal’s adventures among the London lowlife and his friendship with the fat rogue Sir John Read More

O for a Muse of Venice by KCRW

Listen To The Interview Here O for a Muse of Venice TUE MAY 13, 2014 Host: Anthony Byrnes This is Anthony Byrnes Opening the Curtain on LA Theater for KCRW. Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth has one of the great prologues - and to my mind a shout-out for the power of minimalist theater. It begins: O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention, A kingdom for a stage, princes to act And monarchs to Read More

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