Sight Unseen

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The 1992 Obie Award Winning play “Sight Unseen” will have a 3 week run in October in the NoHo Arts District. The story of an American mega-artist so successful he's had the obligatory profile in Vanity Fair and can claim astronomical prices for his works sight unseen from a waiting list of wealthy patrons. In England, for a retrospective of his paintings, the artist goes into the countryside to visit his original muse and lover whom he abandoned in his quest for the opulent life which now devours him. In taut scenes that dart from past to present and back, the characters are forced to deal with the unanswerable question of anti-Semitism, the legacy of the Holocaust and assimilation, the sadness of lost love, the role of the artist and the location of the human soul at the end of a ragged century.

“Sight Unseen” features Adam Wasser, Jodi Dennithorne, Breon Bliss and Holly McKee-Clark. The play is directed by Erin Lann.

Single tickets are $20 and are on sale online at https://sightunseen.brownpapertickets.com

Use discount code SightUnseenLA for $5 off regular priced tickets

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“Sight Unseen” has you transfixed on four wonderfully talented actors as they ask the big questions like: what is good Art? Does fame affect Art? Who gets to say the last word in Love? Who really can do art for art’s sake? The 1992 Obie winner brings us back in time to ponder the consequences of our characters actions and to see if nostalgia is all it’s cracked up to be. Thank you for the wonderful performance, cast of “Sight Unseen.”

sweet - Teela Dancey


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“Sight Unseen” is a beautiful play and gives these marvelous actors a chance to be utterly brilliant.  They are subtle and brooding and gorgeously tense.  They prowl around each other effortlessly, brimming with resentment and unresolved issues.  It gives such a lovely edge to their politeness.  They all perform stillness superbly….that must be the Pinter reference.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


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This play is everything I want in a play. It's a small cast covering incredibly human moments. The drama is not forced. The comedy comes through easily. The actors all truly deliver and have wonderful chemistry, in particular Adam Wasser and Jodi Dennithorne. I could feel their characters' entire relationship through these brief glimpses we were given. What an amazing performance that will stay with me for a long time!

sweet - Colin Contreary


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This is an excellent staging of Sight Unseen. It's a dense play, crossing numerous time periods and hitting some heavy subject matter (albeit in darkly comedic and satirical ways). The direction of this rendition is outstanding, keeping the pace brisk and the flow smooth, while still allowing for emotional moments and themes to sink in. All 4 actors are great, in particular Jodi Dennithorne in the pivotal role of Patricia; "artist's muse" is a tricky character, especially in a story told through the eyes of a man since the ever-present male gaze tends to render those kinds of characters as two-dimensional. In Dennithorne's hands Patricia is utterly human and relatable, a complex, complicated, and flawed woman who nevertheless captivates. The magazine interview scenes between Jonathan (Adam Wasser) and Greta (Holly McKee-Clark) are another stand-out, injecting immediate and increasingly dreadful dramatic tension under a satirical, darkly comic sheen of pretension and style over substance. It's a fantastic performance of a great play, and one that will leave you thinking about it for a long time afterward.

sweet - John Conroy


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A really nice and interesting piece of theatre presented very well by it's talented cast and crew. At times this show is hilarious, and at others is dramatically gripping, leaving you waiting for what moment will come next. Jodi Dennithorne will pull at your heart strings, Breon Bliss will crack you up, but also make you scared of what he might do next, Adam Wasser will make you want to be a blooming artist full of enthusiasm, and Holly Mckee Clark will make you question everything about German intent. If you want a great night out at the theatre, look no further. This production does everything great theatre should. It makes you feel, makes you laugh, makes you scared, surprised, and leaves you thinking about the questions it poses long after the curtain call. Bravo, Brava, bravissima and bravissimo!

sweet - Collin Turner


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Sight Unseen is both thought-provoking and entertaining. The cast brilliantly portrays rich, relatable, characters that you will want to root for. The simplistic, mobile sets help transport audiences through various times and spaces in the main character's (Jonathan) life. Though the play asks many deep questions, there was plenty of humor sprinkled throughout. The play is also well-paced at roughly 2 hours, with an intermission. Grab a friend and go see something that will have you talking for hours!

sweet - Tiffani Ann Mills


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Fantastic Show! Sight Unseen takes place over the span of several decades, giving us an intimate look into the life of an artist and the consequences of his art. All of the performers were outstanding. Adam Wasser in the leading role, effortlessly delivering emotional and thought provoking dialogue with equal ease, gave us a layered performance that was made all the more engaging by the intimate space. Jodi Dennithorne's vulnerability left you aching for a resolution her character will never know. Breon Bliss' understated portrayal of an emasculated husband was pitch perfect. Holly McKee-Clark was the perfect foil to Wasser's arrogant artist, allowing Wasser to show his true colors while poignantly criticizing the art and the man. I can't recommend this show enough. Go see Sight Unseen.

sweet - Adam Slemon


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Adam Wasser as "Jonathon" can play a tortured-soul-trying-to-bullshit-himself-and-others so well, it's heartbreaking. Jodi Dennithorne-"Patricia"- portrays so believably a complete, fully faceted woman, realistic and yet hopeful, pissed-off and yet flirty. “Nick”, played with exquisite composure and a droll British accent by Breon Bliss is a delight. And you could just tell that Holly McKee-Clark as “Grete,” the German art magazine writer, was having a ball with her role and it was infectious. With these four, you’d think that one might “upstage” the others at any given moment, but, that never happens. This thought provoking production is a delight from start to finish.

sweet - Leeann St. John


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This is a beautifully written play, powerfully brought to life by a masterful cast. This is the type of performance that keeps you engaged from start to finish, and stays with you on the drive home, laying in bed, and into the next morning. A heady script embodied by a small group of actors who capture the subtle nuances and clashing outbursts of each character. Adam Wasser and Jodi Dennithorne have an undeniable chemistry that keeps the audience eager for more. A must-see performance.

sweet - Jeanine Wilson


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This cast is incredible!! Each member brings the characters to life in an honest and interesting way. They play all of the characters as fully formed people with strengths and vulnerabilities.

The show if full of tense moments and has its fair share of comedy. I enjoyed watching each moment of it.

sweet - Molly Moran


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“Sight Unseen” is a beautiful play and gives these marvelous actors a chance to be utterly brilliant.  They are subtle and brooding and gorgeously tense.  They prowl around each other effortlessly, brimming with resentment and unresolved issues.  It gives such a lovely edge to their politeness.  They all perform stillness superbly….that must be the Pinter reference.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


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“Sight Unseen” has you transfixed on four wonderfully talented actors as they ask the big questions like: what is good Art? Does fame affect Art? Who gets to say the last word in Love? Who really can do art for art’s sake? The 1992 Obie winner brings us back in time to ponder the consequences of our characters actions and to see if nostalgia is all it’s cracked up to be. Thank you for the wonderful performance, cast of “Sight Unseen.”

sweet - Teela Dancey


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This play is everything I want in a play. It's a small cast covering incredibly human moments. The drama is not forced. The comedy comes through easily. The actors all truly deliver and have wonderful chemistry, in particular Adam Wasser and Jodi Dennithorne. I could feel their characters' entire relationship through these brief glimpses we were given. What an amazing performance that will stay with me for a long time!

sweet - Colin Contreary


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This is an excellent staging of Sight Unseen. It's a dense play, crossing numerous time periods and hitting some heavy subject matter (albeit in darkly comedic and satirical ways). The direction of this rendition is outstanding, keeping the pace brisk and the flow smooth, while still allowing for emotional moments and themes to sink in. All 4 actors are great, in particular Jodi Dennithorne in the pivotal role of Patricia; "artist's muse" is a tricky character, especially in a story told through the eyes of a man since the ever-present male gaze tends to render those kinds of characters as two-dimensional. In Dennithorne's hands Patricia is utterly human and relatable, a complex, complicated, and flawed woman who nevertheless captivates. The magazine interview scenes between Jonathan (Adam Wasser) and Greta (Holly McKee-Clark) are another stand-out, injecting immediate and increasingly dreadful dramatic tension under a satirical, darkly comic sheen of pretension and style over substance. It's a fantastic performance of a great play, and one that will leave you thinking about it for a long time afterward.

sweet - John Conroy


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A really nice and interesting piece of theatre presented very well by it's talented cast and crew. At times this show is hilarious, and at others is dramatically gripping, leaving you waiting for what moment will come next. Jodi Dennithorne will pull at your heart strings, Breon Bliss will crack you up, but also make you scared of what he might do next, Adam Wasser will make you want to be a blooming artist full of enthusiasm, and Holly Mckee Clark will make you question everything about German intent. If you want a great night out at the theatre, look no further. This production does everything great theatre should. It makes you feel, makes you laugh, makes you scared, surprised, and leaves you thinking about the questions it poses long after the curtain call. Bravo, Brava, bravissima and bravissimo!

sweet - Collin Turner


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Sight Unseen is both thought-provoking and entertaining. The cast brilliantly portrays rich, relatable, characters that you will want to root for. The simplistic, mobile sets help transport audiences through various times and spaces in the main character's (Jonathan) life. Though the play asks many deep questions, there was plenty of humor sprinkled throughout. The play is also well-paced at roughly 2 hours, with an intermission. Grab a friend and go see something that will have you talking for hours!

sweet - Tiffani Ann Mills


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Fantastic Show! Sight Unseen takes place over the span of several decades, giving us an intimate look into the life of an artist and the consequences of his art. All of the performers were outstanding. Adam Wasser in the leading role, effortlessly delivering emotional and thought provoking dialogue with equal ease, gave us a layered performance that was made all the more engaging by the intimate space. Jodi Dennithorne's vulnerability left you aching for a resolution her character will never know. Breon Bliss' understated portrayal of an emasculated husband was pitch perfect. Holly McKee-Clark was the perfect foil to Wasser's arrogant artist, allowing Wasser to show his true colors while poignantly criticizing the art and the man. I can't recommend this show enough. Go see Sight Unseen.

sweet - Adam Slemon


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Adam Wasser as "Jonathon" can play a tortured-soul-trying-to-bullshit-himself-and-others so well, it's heartbreaking. Jodi Dennithorne-"Patricia"- portrays so believably a complete, fully faceted woman, realistic and yet hopeful, pissed-off and yet flirty. “Nick”, played with exquisite composure and a droll British accent by Breon Bliss is a delight. And you could just tell that Holly McKee-Clark as “Grete,” the German art magazine writer, was having a ball with her role and it was infectious. With these four, you’d think that one might “upstage” the others at any given moment, but, that never happens. This thought provoking production is a delight from start to finish.

sweet - Leeann St. John


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This is a beautifully written play, powerfully brought to life by a masterful cast. This is the type of performance that keeps you engaged from start to finish, and stays with you on the drive home, laying in bed, and into the next morning. A heady script embodied by a small group of actors who capture the subtle nuances and clashing outbursts of each character. Adam Wasser and Jodi Dennithorne have an undeniable chemistry that keeps the audience eager for more. A must-see performance.

sweet - Jeanine Wilson


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This cast is incredible!! Each member brings the characters to life in an honest and interesting way. They play all of the characters as fully formed people with strengths and vulnerabilities.

The show if full of tense moments and has its fair share of comedy. I enjoyed watching each moment of it.

sweet - Molly Moran