Review On The Lady Was A Gentleman


Lorenzo Marchessi - The Geek Authority

“An Amazing And Talent Theatre Troup Of Women, And “The Lady Was A Gentleman” Is A Jewel Of A Play To See!”

THE GEEK AUTHORITY - Lorenzo Marchessi

This is the West Coast premiere of a Broads Word Ensemble production of a uniquely charming and funny play produced by Tara Donovan and Danielle Ozymandias and it's called “The Lady Was A Gentleman” and it's performed at the Dorie Theatre at the Complex in Hollywood. It's a wonderfully uplifting and positive piece of friendship, careers and the desires of women from all walks of life. The performances are sharp. The story is touching and the characters are just plain fun to see.

According to its own press release it's an, “…An examination of love, identity, race, and gender that is sure to leave you laughing out loud as celebrated actress Charlotte Cushman goes on (another) farewell tour of the U.S. with her personal assistant Sallie, a free black woman, and an ever-expanding entourage of adoring younger women….”. But I would say it's about women in a lesbian world going about their business at the turn of the century and discovering who means what to who and everything from the frolicking fun, innate jealousy and even how pride can get in the way.

Written by Barbara Kahn and artfully directed by Kate Motzenbacker, this is a positively fun and inventive play about women who love women and how romance sees no boundaries or borders. Kate did a remarkably good job making the audience feel right at home using the remarkably honest and believable story written by Barbara. It's a fanciful tale of feelings and emotions written with much heart and put together and staged for theatre in a very inviting way.

Pic 001 – Left Pic. - Tara Donovan, Sonja Inge – Mid. Pic. - Lacy Altwine, Chantal Thuy, Maikiko James – Right Pic. - Maikiko James, Dawn Alden, Sonje Inge

Lorenzo Marchessi - The Geek Authority
Lorenzo Marchessi is a Chicago born transplant to Southern California who has several degrees in Theatre, Film, Radio, Television, Business and Communications and has worked both on stage and on camera before working directly behind the scenes for stage and screen. Directing over 50 theatrical shows like Annie, A View From The Bridge and Noises Off for the stage, he has written and produced over 100 shorts, TV spots and live entertainment venues. The one thing he has done the most is writing. With stage play, teleplay and screenplay writing credits behind him has received most acclaim and Critics Choice awarded (twice in Illinois as well as Iowa and CA) and has been reviewing since his college days. Currently the owner/President of The Geek Authority which reviews, interviews, does live video feeds and photo expose's at more that 50 conventions a year that feature Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Anime/Comics/TV/Films/Products/Music/Toys/Celebrities/Pop Culture related events. Also, Lorenzo is constantly reviewing over 150 theatrical events (plays. concerts, opera, live entertainment) a year all over Southern CA, AZ and NV. The Geek Authority is now over 7 years old and has expanded with correspondents all over the country. Google or IMDB him - you'll see...