Bearing Witness

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Reviews: 3

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A moving father-son story of Vietnman veteran Thomas Bird's relationship with his World War II veteran dad and their mutual healing from the traumas of battle and the Holocaust. In the play, Bird travels to Mauthausen concentration camp to honor the memory of his father, an Army doctor who cared for survivors upon the camp's liberation. As Bird conjures the spirits of his father and the camp's victims, he recalls his own wartime experiences in Vietnam along with a long-held secret his dad revealed just before his death. In “bearing witness” himself, Tom is finally able to find some peace. June 1 – June 17: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025; The third Friday of every month is wine night at the Odyssey: enjoy complimentary wine and snacks and mingle with the cast after the show. For reservations and information, call (310) 477-2055 or go to OdysseyTheatre.com.

Reviews

A SKILLFUL ACT OF STORYTELLING… Thomas Bird lets fly with an answer that ties the horrors of two wars together. It's a flight worth catching.

sweet - Edmon Rodman - Megil LA - ...read full review


POIGNANT… COMPELLING… Bird's story of two generations of military experiences is so different and moving that it FAR SURPASSES MOST SUCH WORKS OF ITS GENRE.

sweet - Douglas Messerli - US Theater - ...read full review


Bird's autobiographical journey beginning with his boyhood, is truly fascinating. His delivery impassioned and his story mesmerizing. Brian Delate's direction is impeccable, the projection, which later morphs into a collage of memorabilia and memories, is uncredited.

sweet - Ingrid Wilmot - Will Call - ...read full review


A SKILLFUL ACT OF STORYTELLING… Thomas Bird lets fly with an answer that ties the horrors of two wars together. It's a flight worth catching.

sweet - Edmon Rodman - Megil LA - ...read full review


POIGNANT… COMPELLING… Bird's story of two generations of military experiences is so different and moving that it FAR SURPASSES MOST SUCH WORKS OF ITS GENRE.

sweet - Douglas Messerli - US Theater - ...read full review


Bird's autobiographical journey beginning with his boyhood, is truly fascinating. His delivery impassioned and his story mesmerizing. Brian Delate's direction is impeccable, the projection, which later morphs into a collage of memorabilia and memories, is uncredited.

sweet - Ingrid Wilmot - Will Call - ...read full review