“LAUNDRY AND BOURBON” and “LONE STAR”

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The Group Rep presents two James McLure’s one-act comedies LAUNDRY AND BOURBON and LONE STAR, directed by Barbara Brownell, produced by Lloyd Pedersen. Three young women who are neighbors and friends share drinks and hard truths about life, love, and marriage while doing laundry on a very hot day. In another part of town three men beat-the-heat in the backyard of a bar as the local high school hero, recently returned after a hitch in Vietnam, details his military and amorous exploits. Laughs are shared, souls are bared. January 25 – March 3. Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 pm, Sundays 2:00 pm. General Admission: $25. Students/Seniors with ID: $20. Groups 10+: $15. Buy tickets and information: www.thegrouprep.com or (818) 763-5990. Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood 91601.

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Reviews

Don Grigware
"A wonderful evening of funny, funny material about men and women from Texas. Great direction from Barbara Brownell and a dynamite cast."

sweet - Don Grigware - Grigware Reviews - ...read full review


"All of the players on both sides of this double bill create something very special on the Lonny Chapman mainstage. These are two highly refined ensembles at work. Consummate work from some brilliant actors. Joining their world in Maynard was a privilege for this critic."

sweet - Bill Reese - Table to Stage - ...read full review


"It is a great evening of theatre, and one not to be missed. Thoroughly enjoyable, thoroughly funny, and thoroughly worth seeing. Enjoy every minute as I did. Happy 45th anniversary to the Group Rep. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!"

sweet - Cathy Wayne - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


"LAUNDRY AND BOURBON/LONE STAR is a cute and funny show which rounds out hints mentioned in the first play with facts clarified in the second. McLure has a clever handle on the good ol’ days in 70’s Texas: what happened on the surface – and beneath too. Congratulations to the cast on managing a Texas/southern accent which seemed pretty authentic (even if later, during the talk-back, they admitted that the accent was more generalized than McLure may have had in mind)."

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


Carol Kaufman Segal
"Though I have tried to decribe the reasoning for these plays, the overly raucous comedy in each of them, took away any of the enjoyment for me."

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


Shari Barrett
"Overblown acting offering over-the-top characterizations rather than characters, excessive yelling and drinking. There is really very little about it that I can recommend on any level. That's about as much of a review as I will be writing."

sour - Shari Barrett - ...read full review


"A thoughtful and entertaining look at romantic and life woes in small town Texas, Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star blend excellent acting, hilarious one-liners, and simple truths as friends bare their secrets and hurts."

sweet - Mary Mallory - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


"There is passion, angst, love, fear, worship, secrets hidden and revealed and more. Lone Star is a high-speed, freight train of a play."

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


"This soul spill has placed the GRT in the upper echelon of theatre companies in Los Angeles, and, more importantly, made for a richer and more vibrant artistic and theatrical climate and environment for company members and audiences alike to thrive."

sweet - Radomir Luza - At the Theatre with Radomir Luza - ...read full review


Don Grigware
"A wonderful evening of funny, funny material about men and women from Texas. Great direction from Barbara Brownell and a dynamite cast."

sweet - Don Grigware - Grigware Reviews - ...read full review


"All of the players on both sides of this double bill create something very special on the Lonny Chapman mainstage. These are two highly refined ensembles at work. Consummate work from some brilliant actors. Joining their world in Maynard was a privilege for this critic."

sweet - Bill Reese - Table to Stage - ...read full review


"It is a great evening of theatre, and one not to be missed. Thoroughly enjoyable, thoroughly funny, and thoroughly worth seeing. Enjoy every minute as I did. Happy 45th anniversary to the Group Rep. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!"

sweet - Cathy Wayne - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


"LAUNDRY AND BOURBON/LONE STAR is a cute and funny show which rounds out hints mentioned in the first play with facts clarified in the second. McLure has a clever handle on the good ol’ days in 70’s Texas: what happened on the surface – and beneath too. Congratulations to the cast on managing a Texas/southern accent which seemed pretty authentic (even if later, during the talk-back, they admitted that the accent was more generalized than McLure may have had in mind)."

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


Carol Kaufman Segal
"Though I have tried to decribe the reasoning for these plays, the overly raucous comedy in each of them, took away any of the enjoyment for me."

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


Shari Barrett
"Overblown acting offering over-the-top characterizations rather than characters, excessive yelling and drinking. There is really very little about it that I can recommend on any level. That's about as much of a review as I will be writing."

sour - Shari Barrett - ...read full review


"A thoughtful and entertaining look at romantic and life woes in small town Texas, Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star blend excellent acting, hilarious one-liners, and simple truths as friends bare their secrets and hurts."

sweet - Mary Mallory - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


"There is passion, angst, love, fear, worship, secrets hidden and revealed and more. Lone Star is a high-speed, freight train of a play."

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


"This soul spill has placed the GRT in the upper echelon of theatre companies in Los Angeles, and, more importantly, made for a richer and more vibrant artistic and theatrical climate and environment for company members and audiences alike to thrive."

sweet - Radomir Luza - At the Theatre with Radomir Luza - ...read full review