It Is Done

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Hank's Bar is a roadside joint on a desolate highway in the middle of nowhere. Hank the barkeep (played by Kurtis Bedford) passes the time when he has no customers by perusing a porn mag while pleasuring himself. He likes the bar's isolated location: It keeps him away from his ex-wife and kids. But Hank does have one customer this evening: Jonas (George Villas), a drifter who wants to drink, not chat. Jonas has been haunted by troubling dreams. He travels from place to place to escape his past. Into the bar strides Ruby (Kate Whitney), a sexy woman who informs them that her car has broken down nearby. Can she use the phone to call the auto club? A howling dust storm outside suggests that the three are going to remain at the bar for a while. A mysterious traveler, a horny barkeep, a sensuous woman trapped in a dive bar with an abundant supply of bourbon. Anything could happen. Whatever happens, one thing is certain: There will be hell to pay. Written by Alex Goldberg. Directed by Jeff G. Rack.

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It Is Done by Alex Goldberg is a marvelous play that escorts you from the cozy confines of your own home into an out-of-the-way bar, and, at the end, from a sombre perspective, has you seared to the floor in terror wishing you had never met these people.

Maybe this is being overdramatic, or maybe not. Naytheless, there is a dramatic intensity in this play and an exquisite cohesiveness among players that makes this a must-see!

sweet - Joe Straw - Joe Straw #9 - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

As time passes, alliances are challenged and changed, nightmares and truths are revealed, and one of these lonely folks is on a mission to fulfill a bargain made with the devil. The fun is in trying to figure it out by noticing clues when they are revealed. But this mystery is so well written, you will be kept guessing until near the end when the truth is revealed and IT IS DONE.

sweet - Shari Barrett - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Tops in L.A. at reviving classic period comedies and Agatha Christie-style mystery thrillers, Theatre 40 is even better when taking risks with edgy contemporary pieces like Late Company, Sequence, and now It Is Done. Terrific performances and some gasp-worthy twists make Alex Goldberg's excursion into the outer limits one of T40's best.

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No matter what your opinion about the devil, souls, an afterlife, or even evil in general, you won't be able ignore the clever and very funny thesis that underlies veteran writer Goldberg's piece about life, death, and payback. Directed by Renaissance man Jeff G. Rack – set designer, writer, and director for dozens of Los Angeles shows and guiding light (with partner Charlie Mount) of Arcane Theatreworks – Rack clearly enjoys tweaking audience sensibilities with works that stretch the imagination.

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


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In short, Alex Goldberg has created a play that will, from start to finish, surprise, fascinate and grab you by the throat. Go!

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


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Jeff Rack, Theatre 40's residential set decorator, directs this play that moves in a steady clip, never letting itself go from its opening scene to its taxing conclusion. The play itself may not please everyone through its result as it doesn't necessarily hold a traditional conclusion that one could expect. But to those that appreciate its sense of mystery, it hits the mark hard!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

...you can count on something occurring that you would, nor could, ever expect to happen!

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


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It Is Done by Alex Goldberg is a marvelous play that escorts you from the cozy confines of your own home into an out-of-the-way bar, and, at the end, from a sombre perspective, has you seared to the floor in terror wishing you had never met these people.

Maybe this is being overdramatic, or maybe not. Naytheless, there is a dramatic intensity in this play and an exquisite cohesiveness among players that makes this a must-see!

sweet - Joe Straw - Joe Straw #9 - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

As time passes, alliances are challenged and changed, nightmares and truths are revealed, and one of these lonely folks is on a mission to fulfill a bargain made with the devil. The fun is in trying to figure it out by noticing clues when they are revealed. But this mystery is so well written, you will be kept guessing until near the end when the truth is revealed and IT IS DONE.

sweet - Shari Barrett - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Tops in L.A. at reviving classic period comedies and Agatha Christie-style mystery thrillers, Theatre 40 is even better when taking risks with edgy contemporary pieces like Late Company, Sequence, and now It Is Done. Terrific performances and some gasp-worthy twists make Alex Goldberg's excursion into the outer limits one of T40's best.

sweet - Steven Stanley - ...read full review


Avatar

No matter what your opinion about the devil, souls, an afterlife, or even evil in general, you won't be able ignore the clever and very funny thesis that underlies veteran writer Goldberg's piece about life, death, and payback. Directed by Renaissance man Jeff G. Rack – set designer, writer, and director for dozens of Los Angeles shows and guiding light (with partner Charlie Mount) of Arcane Theatreworks – Rack clearly enjoys tweaking audience sensibilities with works that stretch the imagination.

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


Avatar

In short, Alex Goldberg has created a play that will, from start to finish, surprise, fascinate and grab you by the throat. Go!

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


Avatar

Jeff Rack, Theatre 40's residential set decorator, directs this play that moves in a steady clip, never letting itself go from its opening scene to its taxing conclusion. The play itself may not please everyone through its result as it doesn't necessarily hold a traditional conclusion that one could expect. But to those that appreciate its sense of mystery, it hits the mark hard!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

...you can count on something occurring that you would, nor could, ever expect to happen!

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review