The Rescued

Critics

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Reviews: 8

Audience

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Reviews: 1

Sun Jun 16, 12:00am

What happens to a human after being abused, forgotten, and living in a cage for years? Do we find the same compassion for them, that we might find for rescue animals? Follow six souls who spend the day singing, sleeping, and wrestling their past with the present: how to trust, how to love and be loved, and how to finally feel free.

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"Loved The Rescued, which aptly delivers emotion without resorting to sentimentality or cliches. The storyline is straightforward, compelling and genuine. The characters' portrayals aren't too “on the nose,” which makes them fresh and intriguing. Without a drop of preaching, the show conveys the concept "animals are people too" (trivia: that's the original motto of The Fund for Animals, founded by cleveland Amory in 1967.) I laughed, cried, and enjoyed every minute. My one quibble is the musical numbers (except for Jason's masterful singing and guitar) : the director should decide if they are to be polished and pro or honestly simple. My vote would be to drop the karaoke and sing the songs plain, raw, and real, either a capella or with a simple piano accompaniment."

sweet - Holland VanDieren


Leigh Kennicott
"In Julie Marie Myatt's imaginative play we realize that our suspicions are confirmed. Our pets ARE like us! Director Marya Mazor combines the expertise and empathy of a talented ensemble in order to bring the denizens of a menagerie of rescued animals to life. Each performance is extraordinary in its faithful rendition of its own species. Accompanied by appropriate songs offered in karaoke style by the performers, they comprise the body of this touching play. If you care about your pets and wonder what they think of you, this play is the one for you!"

sweet - Leigh Kennicott - Show Mag - ...read full review


"Myatt and director Marya Mazor have painted each character with an animal-like brush giving the story added depth."

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


"Under the direction of Marya Mazor, a small yet spectacular cast takes on the personas of rescue animals and tells their startlingly relatable stories. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"The playwright, Julie Marie Myatt, has created a beautiful, heart-wrenchingly funny and inspiring glimpse into the world of these few precious beings. She has fleshed out the characters with heart and light, they are real and wonderfully quirky and they also, rather charmingly, sing songs, familiar and brilliantly chosen, which reminds me so much of when my own lovely beasts ‘sing' along with the firetrucks as they wiz by. ...I cannot encourage you enough to see “The Rescued” at The Road. This warm and extraordinary play performed with bold brilliance and grace by each and every one of these excellent actors will astonish you. Don't we learn more about ourselves and our lives by the creatures we surround ourselves with, both human and not? Bravo!"

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


Ron Irwin
"The Rescued turned out to be something far different then what I at first expected by looking at the images on the playbill. It is also one of the most unique shows I have ever watched. But without a doubt it is compelling and entertaining."

sweet - Ron Irwin - LA Post Examiner - ...read full review


"Directed by Marya Mazor, THE RESCUED gives a human face to animals that deserve to live a life in a loving and caring homestead. They seem to achieve that goal, just as long as the people in their world will allow them to coexist."

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Abuse survivors living in a group home would seem unlikely to inspire a comedy as sweet and touching and funny as Julie Marie Myatt's The Rescued, but the Road Theatre Company's latest World Premiere proves an utterly charming if still-a-bit-in-need-of-a polish gem."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Travis Michael Holder
"Blessed with one of the most impressive ensemble casts of this year led by the insightful and crafty direction of Marya Mazor, "The Rescued" at the Road may be an underdog (sorry) but proves itself to be both thought-provoking and a great treat for LA theatregoers, reminding us that although the world spins way too fast around us, we should take a moment to consider the plight of those less fortunate, all of whom have their own story and their own desperate need to belong."

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


Leigh Kennicott
"In Julie Marie Myatt's imaginative play we realize that our suspicions are confirmed. Our pets ARE like us! Director Marya Mazor combines the expertise and empathy of a talented ensemble in order to bring the denizens of a menagerie of rescued animals to life. Each performance is extraordinary in its faithful rendition of its own species. Accompanied by appropriate songs offered in karaoke style by the performers, they comprise the body of this touching play. If you care about your pets and wonder what they think of you, this play is the one for you!"

sweet - Leigh Kennicott - Show Mag - ...read full review


"Myatt and director Marya Mazor have painted each character with an animal-like brush giving the story added depth."

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


"Under the direction of Marya Mazor, a small yet spectacular cast takes on the personas of rescue animals and tells their startlingly relatable stories. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"The playwright, Julie Marie Myatt, has created a beautiful, heart-wrenchingly funny and inspiring glimpse into the world of these few precious beings. She has fleshed out the characters with heart and light, they are real and wonderfully quirky and they also, rather charmingly, sing songs, familiar and brilliantly chosen, which reminds me so much of when my own lovely beasts ‘sing' along with the firetrucks as they wiz by. ...I cannot encourage you enough to see “The Rescued” at The Road. This warm and extraordinary play performed with bold brilliance and grace by each and every one of these excellent actors will astonish you. Don't we learn more about ourselves and our lives by the creatures we surround ourselves with, both human and not? Bravo!"

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


Ron Irwin
"The Rescued turned out to be something far different then what I at first expected by looking at the images on the playbill. It is also one of the most unique shows I have ever watched. But without a doubt it is compelling and entertaining."

sweet - Ron Irwin - LA Post Examiner - ...read full review


"Directed by Marya Mazor, THE RESCUED gives a human face to animals that deserve to live a life in a loving and caring homestead. They seem to achieve that goal, just as long as the people in their world will allow them to coexist."

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Abuse survivors living in a group home would seem unlikely to inspire a comedy as sweet and touching and funny as Julie Marie Myatt's The Rescued, but the Road Theatre Company's latest World Premiere proves an utterly charming if still-a-bit-in-need-of-a polish gem."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Travis Michael Holder
"Blessed with one of the most impressive ensemble casts of this year led by the insightful and crafty direction of Marya Mazor, "The Rescued" at the Road may be an underdog (sorry) but proves itself to be both thought-provoking and a great treat for LA theatregoers, reminding us that although the world spins way too fast around us, we should take a moment to consider the plight of those less fortunate, all of whom have their own story and their own desperate need to belong."

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


"Loved The Rescued, which aptly delivers emotion without resorting to sentimentality or cliches. The storyline is straightforward, compelling and genuine. The characters' portrayals aren't too “on the nose,” which makes them fresh and intriguing. Without a drop of preaching, the show conveys the concept "animals are people too" (trivia: that's the original motto of The Fund for Animals, founded by cleveland Amory in 1967.) I laughed, cried, and enjoyed every minute. My one quibble is the musical numbers (except for Jason's masterful singing and guitar) : the director should decide if they are to be polished and pro or honestly simple. My vote would be to drop the karaoke and sing the songs plain, raw, and real, either a capella or with a simple piano accompaniment."

sweet - Holland VanDieren