BURT...A HOMELESS ODYSSEY

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BURT...A HOMELESS ODYSSEY Written by Sam Henry Kass Directed by Ronnie Marmo Feb. 10th - March 31, 2018 Saturday & Sunday 7:00PM "BURT... A Homeless Odyssey"-- A Poet's search for acceptance, understanding & respect, leads him on a homeless journey throughout the big city. Through Burt's eyes & words, we witness all that too many of us try to avoid-- Homelessness, hunger, pain, political unrest & uncertainty, & ultimately a belief and hope that all is not quite lost. We see a country in turmoil-- Lost and forgotten souls, ignored by the masses, yet refusing to not have their voices heard. "BURT" is about the spirit to not only survive, but to flourish. The fire that burns in all of us, & mankind's ultimate refusal to yield one's dreams, hopes, & spirit. An ode to a severely damaged country, and a belief that together we not only can save each other, but also help to rebuild a society we can all once again, be proud to call our own. This play pays homage to people who aren't recognized, the creative souls, artists and street-people. The lost and forgotten we pass-by on the street and don't give a second glance. But guess what? In this play, we are going to stop and listen to them. THE PRODUCTION TEAM Written by Sam Henry Kass Directed by Ronnie Marmo Assistant Director: Hope Bello LaRoux Co-producers: Ronnie Marmo, Katy Jacoby, Veniese Razo Technical Director: Peter Osterweil CAST INCLUDES Ed Dyer “Burt", Laura Lee Botsacos "Sadie", Jennifer Nwene "Lorna", Chris Kelly "Cop 1 / Mime / Barron Trump", Thomas F. Evans "Cop #2", George Russo "Lawyer", Raf Mauro "Rabbi", Toni Perrotta "Volunteer", Nima Jafari "Immigration Officer", Hansford Prince "Homeless Guy", Drew Hinckley "Actor", Hope Bello LaRoux "Young Woman", Kelly Mullis "Society Woman / Melania Trump", Joseph Covino "Isaac" ______________________________________________________________________________ Burt…A Homeless Odyssey will open Feb. 10th - March 31, 2018, (part of the Theatre 68 Festival Series). Theatre 68 MainStage is located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA. 91601. Performances are Saturday & Sunday 7:00PM. Running time will be 80 minutes No performances on Feb. 18th and March 18th General admission will be $25.00 per show. *Tickets and information on each show will be found at www.theatre68.com

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"Dyer is excellent as the disappointed Burt, who somehow preserves enough soul to continue making his opinions and value to society known. Everything — from his mannerisms, his accent and his way of playing off of the other actors — feels genuine and emotional... But while the monologues Kass writes may be clever, they all seem to end up saying the same thing. After almost an hour and a half, that grows wearisome."

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"Dyer is excellent as the disappointed Burt, who somehow preserves enough soul to continue making his opinions and value to society known. Everything — from his mannerisms, his accent and his way of playing off of the other actors — feels genuine and emotional... But while the monologues Kass writes may be clever, they all seem to end up saying the same thing. After almost an hour and a half, that grows wearisome."

sweet-sour - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review