For The Loyal

Critics

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Reviews: 4

Audience

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WEST COAST PREMIERE! LEE BLESSING'S FOR THE LOYAL
Toby and Mia are graduate students with a bright future ahead of them: a baby on the way and a college coaching job for Toby. But when Toby stumbles across a secret that threatens to derail their future, he and Mia must decide between honesty and loyalty, and whether doing something wrong is the only way to do what's right. Will Mia be loyal to the institutions that support her, the family she's part of, or herself?

Reviews

Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites

The Sixty-Six Theatre Company presents you with a thought provoking and current examination of a very controversial topic with excellent casting.

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David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses

I found For The Loyal by Lee Blessing very compelling. Even beautiful in a heart-wrenching way. It does what most really excellent drama does, in this case very explicitly. At the heart of the story is a seemingly simple question--and leaves it up to the audience to come up with their own answer. But only after we've had all the easy ones stripped bare.

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Steven Stanley

With a final twist as unexpected as the one I’ve done my darnedest to keep under my hat, For The Loyal proves a winner for playwright Lee Blessing, for Sixty-Six Theater Co., and for audiences who catch its gripping West Coast Premiere.

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Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

If you ever wondered about the term, in medias res, the first moments of Lee Blessing’s 2015 play, For the Loyal, is as good as any. A story that begins that way is without preamble, in the middle of the action, often, in the height of the action. At lights up at For the Loyal, now in production by Sixty-Six Theater Company at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Toby (Torrey Drake), is a highly agitated grad student at a major state university in the Midwest.

His wife, Mia (Hilty Bowen), blurts out, “What kind of crime?”
“A sex crime, like you know, with a kid,” says Toby.
“A kid?”
“You can’t tell anybody!”
“I can’t?”
“No, Christ, no! I shouldn’t even be telling you…!”

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Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites

The Sixty-Six Theatre Company presents you with a thought provoking and current examination of a very controversial topic with excellent casting.

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses

I found For The Loyal by Lee Blessing very compelling. Even beautiful in a heart-wrenching way. It does what most really excellent drama does, in this case very explicitly. At the heart of the story is a seemingly simple question--and leaves it up to the audience to come up with their own answer. But only after we've had all the easy ones stripped bare.

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

With a final twist as unexpected as the one I’ve done my darnedest to keep under my hat, For The Loyal proves a winner for playwright Lee Blessing, for Sixty-Six Theater Co., and for audiences who catch its gripping West Coast Premiere.

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

If you ever wondered about the term, in medias res, the first moments of Lee Blessing’s 2015 play, For the Loyal, is as good as any. A story that begins that way is without preamble, in the middle of the action, often, in the height of the action. At lights up at For the Loyal, now in production by Sixty-Six Theater Company at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Toby (Torrey Drake), is a highly agitated grad student at a major state university in the Midwest.

His wife, Mia (Hilty Bowen), blurts out, “What kind of crime?”
“A sex crime, like you know, with a kid,” says Toby.
“A kid?”
“You can’t tell anybody!”
“I can’t?”
“No, Christ, no! I shouldn’t even be telling you…!”

sweet-sour - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review