Pizza Man

Critics

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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Reviews: 0

Step inside a Hollywood loft for an experience where instead of viewing the action from a distance, you become immersed in it! In this site-specific production, the audience themselves are part of the 1980s apartment where Julie Rodgers is on the verge of a breakdown. Her boss made a pass at her that she rejected, so now Julie is without a job, broke, disillusioned, and drinking. Her roommate, Alice, is at an equally low point coping with romantic troubles. The pair of Los Angeles women decide to take revenge on the entire opposite sex, and the unsuspecting pizza delivery man is just the vehicle for this descent into comedic chaos!

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Combined with the almost passive aggressive pre-show (a projected music video of women singing about how they hate all men and fake advertisements plastered in the restroom showing women dominating men), plus a slew of sexist dialogue (for instance, can we not make fun of a size 2 woman for being fat?), this play misses both of theater's higher goals – to incite or inspire. If Pizza Man has achieved any of art's strivings, it is to entertain. But to be entertained by this kind of content makes us as an audience complicit in the apparent endorsement of abuse.

sour - Vanessa Kate - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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Amid the complete trappings of this actual living space, director Jamie Lou and a more-than-capable cast of three pull off a uniquely engaging production.

sweet - Dink O’Neal - Arts in LA - ...read full review


Joan Alperin

'Pizza Man' written by Darlene Craviotto is the second production I've seen by the Pop Up Theater and once again they did not disappoint. The POP UP THEATER  was founded in 2014 by a group of extremely talented thespians who realized that exciting theatre in LA needed some help, and created a company that brings immersive and interactive performances to the audience.

sweet - Joan Alperin - The LA Beat - ...read full review


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Combined with the almost passive aggressive pre-show (a projected music video of women singing about how they hate all men and fake advertisements plastered in the restroom showing women dominating men), plus a slew of sexist dialogue (for instance, can we not make fun of a size 2 woman for being fat?), this play misses both of theater's higher goals – to incite or inspire. If Pizza Man has achieved any of art's strivings, it is to entertain. But to be entertained by this kind of content makes us as an audience complicit in the apparent endorsement of abuse.

sour - Vanessa Kate - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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Amid the complete trappings of this actual living space, director Jamie Lou and a more-than-capable cast of three pull off a uniquely engaging production.

sweet - Dink O’Neal - Arts in LA - ...read full review


Joan Alperin

'Pizza Man' written by Darlene Craviotto is the second production I've seen by the Pop Up Theater and once again they did not disappoint. The POP UP THEATER  was founded in 2014 by a group of extremely talented thespians who realized that exciting theatre in LA needed some help, and created a company that brings immersive and interactive performances to the audience.

sweet - Joan Alperin - The LA Beat - ...read full review