LONE STAR By James McClure

Critics

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Reviews: 2

Audience

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Reviews: 0

LONE STAR Opening April 14 - May 7th (Previews Apr. 12 & 13) In Lone Star brothers Roy and Ray take a drunken stumble down a memory lane littered with cars, stars, women and bars. Roy, a brawny Vietnam vet many years removed from the war, still can't find his place, so he spends his nights behind Angel's bar trying to get back to a place in his mind. Directed by David Fofi Playwright James McClure Starring: Christopher Jordan, Christopher Parker and Brian Foyster. Fri, & Sat. @8PM and Sun @ 6PM $20.00 General admission Venue: Zephyr On Melrose 7456 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046 Tickets: www.plays411.com/lonestar

Reviews

Travis Michael Holder

This Lone Star returns to its guileless and straightforward roots without the participants bastardizing it into an overlong sketch from the stage of the Ozark Opry or a long-lost episode of Hee-Haw. As displaced Vietnam vet Roy and his possibly brain-damaged brother Ray (Christopher Jordan and Christopher Parker) languish in a pile of rubble and an impressively well-appreciated collection of beer bottles behind Angel's Bar in Maynard, Texas, the uselessness of their lives is simply presented, without comment or displaced “artistic” judgment. Under David Fofi's sharply focused and surprisingly kinetic direction, Jordan is wonderfully understated but brilliantly on-target as the drunken Roy, who stares out into the prairie longing for the calls of the coyotes they've wiped out from the landscape just as they did the “injuns” before them. As his gaze wanders longingly out front at the lonely nightscape stretched before him, we too see it in his eyes, testament to an actor arrestingly comfortable in his own skin.

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Gil Kaan

The Elephant Theatre Company's LONE STAR provides an interesting character study populated with three intriguing characters, the most being the younger brother Ray as embodied by Christopher Parker. Christopher Jordan fully commits to his character of Roy, the drunken, lost-to-himself Vietnam vet who spends his Saturday nights drinking bottle after bottle of Lone Star beer.

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Travis Michael Holder

This Lone Star returns to its guileless and straightforward roots without the participants bastardizing it into an overlong sketch from the stage of the Ozark Opry or a long-lost episode of Hee-Haw. As displaced Vietnam vet Roy and his possibly brain-damaged brother Ray (Christopher Jordan and Christopher Parker) languish in a pile of rubble and an impressively well-appreciated collection of beer bottles behind Angel's Bar in Maynard, Texas, the uselessness of their lives is simply presented, without comment or displaced “artistic” judgment. Under David Fofi's sharply focused and surprisingly kinetic direction, Jordan is wonderfully understated but brilliantly on-target as the drunken Roy, who stares out into the prairie longing for the calls of the coyotes they've wiped out from the landscape just as they did the “injuns” before them. As his gaze wanders longingly out front at the lonely nightscape stretched before him, we too see it in his eyes, testament to an actor arrestingly comfortable in his own skin.

sweet - Travis Michael Holder - TicketHolders LA - ...read full review


Gil Kaan

The Elephant Theatre Company's LONE STAR provides an interesting character study populated with three intriguing characters, the most being the younger brother Ray as embodied by Christopher Parker. Christopher Jordan fully commits to his character of Roy, the drunken, lost-to-himself Vietnam vet who spends his Saturday nights drinking bottle after bottle of Lone Star beer.

sweet-sour - Gil Kaan - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review