OTHERWISE ENGAGED

Critics

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Reviews: 5

Audience

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Sat Aug 31, 4:00pm
Sun Sep 01, 7:00pm
Sat Sep 07, 4:00pm
Sun Sep 08, 7:00pm

The Group Rep presents Simon Gray’s award-winning wry, dry comic play OTHERWISE ENGAGED directed by Linda Alznauer. In the sexually-indulgent 70s, a hooked-on-sex book publisher craves a tranquil afternoon of Wagner music, when he encounters a constant barrage of interruptions. August 10 – September 8. Saturdays 4:00 pm; Sundays 7:00 pm. Talkbacks 8/17 & 8/24. General Admission $20.00. Seniors & Students with ID $15.00. Buy tickets and information: www.thegrouprep.com or (818) 763-5990. Upstairs at the Group Rep – second floor Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Boulevard 91601. The Upstairs venue is not handicapped accessible.

Reviews

Don Grigware
"Director Linda Alznauer has led this production with exceeding caution, paying attention to every detail. Michael Robb as Simon is superb, leading a wonderful ensemble. Simon Gray's writing is bold, astute and fun. Chris Winfield's set is on target for a London flat in 1975."

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"The play, under the able direction of Linda Alznauer, is clever and moves at a quick pace."

sweet - Laura Voeth - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


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"...the witty, fast-paced repartee by the writer with the British class system front and center, the engaging direction by Linda Alznauer, and excellent performances by the cast, entices and draws us into each of the characters. "

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


Carol Kaufman Segal
"The actors give fine performances. Michael Robb is perfect as the insufferable Simon Hench."

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"All in all, “Otherwise Engaged” succeeds because of, not despite, its embodiment of the time and place it is set.This play is no mere small time dark comedy. It is a testament to the sex-fueled, materialistic, me first decade that was the 1970’s. It soars and falls with a new generation at that point in time. Few other plays embrace their circumstances more vividly, realistically or dramatically."

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


Don Grigware
"Director Linda Alznauer has led this production with exceeding caution, paying attention to every detail. Michael Robb as Simon is superb, leading a wonderful ensemble. Simon Gray's writing is bold, astute and fun. Chris Winfield's set is on target for a London flat in 1975."

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


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"The play, under the able direction of Linda Alznauer, is clever and moves at a quick pace."

sweet - Laura Voeth - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


Avatar
"...the witty, fast-paced repartee by the writer with the British class system front and center, the engaging direction by Linda Alznauer, and excellent performances by the cast, entices and draws us into each of the characters. "

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


Carol Kaufman Segal
"The actors give fine performances. Michael Robb is perfect as the insufferable Simon Hench."

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


Avatar
"All in all, “Otherwise Engaged” succeeds because of, not despite, its embodiment of the time and place it is set.This play is no mere small time dark comedy. It is a testament to the sex-fueled, materialistic, me first decade that was the 1970’s. It soars and falls with a new generation at that point in time. Few other plays embrace their circumstances more vividly, realistically or dramatically."

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