Loot

Critics

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Reviews: 6

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

Fri Jun 21, 8:00pm
Sat Jun 22, 8:00pm
Sun Jun 23, 2:00pm
Fri Jun 28, 8:00pm
Sat Jun 29, 8:00pm
Sun Jun 30, 2:00pm
Fri Jul 05, 8:00pm
Sat Jul 06, 8:00pm
Sun Jul 07, 2:00pm
Wed Jul 10, 8:00pm
Fri Jul 12, 8:00pm
Sat Jul 13, 8:00pm
Sun Jul 14, 2:00pm
Fri Jul 26, 8:00pm
Sat Jul 27, 8:00pm
Sun Jul 28, 2:00pm
Wed Jul 31, 8:00pm
Fri Aug 02, 8:00pm
Sat Aug 03, 8:00pm
Sun Aug 04, 2:00pm
Thu Aug 08, 8:00pm
Fri Aug 09, 8:00pm
Sat Aug 10, 8:00pm

A bank heist, a corpse and a crazy cast of characters. Joe Orton’s darkly comic masterpiece continues to shock and delight over five decades later. Two young friends, Hal and Dennis, rob a bank next to a funeral parlor… and what safer place to hide the money than in the coffin of Hal’s recently deceased Mum? But with the coffin full up, there’s no room for the corpse, which keeps reappearing at the most inopportune times — especially when the police inspector comes calling. Nothing is safe from Orton’s savage wit, whose targets include religion, social attitudes towards death, police brutality and corruption, and everything in between. June 8 – Aug. 10: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with 3 additional weeknight performances on Wed., July 10; Wed., July 31; and Thurs, Aug. 8, all at 8 p.m. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025; For reservations and information, call (310) 477-2055 or go to OdysseyTheatre.com.

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Reviews

Travis Michael Holder
"Bart DeLorenzo’s kinetic staging pays respectful homage to the legacy of Joe Orton and the history of this play, adding all the signature craftiness of which he is such a master. “Wake up! Stop dreaming!” the officious Fay yells to McLeavy at the opening of the play as he sits vigil next to his wife’s onstage coffin. Perhaps this was Orton’s most fervent warning to playgoers in his short stay on our perilous and precarious planet not long before he left it with so much still to say he never got to share. Would that people had been bright enough to listen when the laughter finally ended."

sweet - Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA - ...read full review


"“Outrageous,” “bizarre,” and “ghoulish” are just a few of the adjectives which might be applied to LOOT. Then why is the audience laughing? Author Orton manages to turn the mundane into the unexpected with a sly glance and a sardonic word. Ever the cynic, Orton captures the fantasies society espouses and turns them topsy-turvy."

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


"The reiterative slapstick can wear thin and certain performers seemed a bit shaky on their lines opening weekend. However, all are droll, deft and well cast, with Hormann as the standout of the show playing the father. The actor is a master of comic timing whose subtle double-takes are pure pleasure to watch."

sweet - F. Kathleen Foley - LA Times - ...read full review


"This is a straightforward production, guided with a steady hand by director Bart DeLorenzo, who draws solid performances from the cast. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Lovell Estell III - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"Orton’s perfectly turned phrasing gives a Wildean resonance to even a seemingly trite aphorism, elevating it to a gem of satirical wit. And no, I’m not going to quote one here for the simple reason that they belong in the context of the play which, without too much carping, I urge you to see."

sweet - Barry Creyton - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


"Enthusiastically directed by Bart DeLorenzo, the cast often plays straight out to the audience in a Brechtian presentational style. The show is as fast paced as a farce should be, and, judging from the audience response on a Sunday afternoon, Loot is clearly a crowd pleasure."

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


Travis Michael Holder
"Bart DeLorenzo’s kinetic staging pays respectful homage to the legacy of Joe Orton and the history of this play, adding all the signature craftiness of which he is such a master. “Wake up! Stop dreaming!” the officious Fay yells to McLeavy at the opening of the play as he sits vigil next to his wife’s onstage coffin. Perhaps this was Orton’s most fervent warning to playgoers in his short stay on our perilous and precarious planet not long before he left it with so much still to say he never got to share. Would that people had been bright enough to listen when the laughter finally ended."

sweet - Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA - ...read full review


"“Outrageous,” “bizarre,” and “ghoulish” are just a few of the adjectives which might be applied to LOOT. Then why is the audience laughing? Author Orton manages to turn the mundane into the unexpected with a sly glance and a sardonic word. Ever the cynic, Orton captures the fantasies society espouses and turns them topsy-turvy."

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


"The reiterative slapstick can wear thin and certain performers seemed a bit shaky on their lines opening weekend. However, all are droll, deft and well cast, with Hormann as the standout of the show playing the father. The actor is a master of comic timing whose subtle double-takes are pure pleasure to watch."

sweet - F. Kathleen Foley - LA Times - ...read full review


"This is a straightforward production, guided with a steady hand by director Bart DeLorenzo, who draws solid performances from the cast. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Lovell Estell III - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"Orton’s perfectly turned phrasing gives a Wildean resonance to even a seemingly trite aphorism, elevating it to a gem of satirical wit. And no, I’m not going to quote one here for the simple reason that they belong in the context of the play which, without too much carping, I urge you to see."

sweet - Barry Creyton - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


"Enthusiastically directed by Bart DeLorenzo, the cast often plays straight out to the audience in a Brechtian presentational style. The show is as fast paced as a farce should be, and, judging from the audience response on a Sunday afternoon, Loot is clearly a crowd pleasure."

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