Friday, April 8, 2011

Brook at The Broad Stage

Peter Brook has a brand and his brand is what drew me to The Broad Stage for two pieces directed by him. Bruce Meyers presented The Grand Inquisitor, a selection from a Dostoyevsky piece that describes the return of Christ to Spain during the Inquisition. To be read to, even very dramatically, for forty five minutes was enough to send many folks home during the interval. This is a shame because the presentation of five "Fragments" by Samuel Beckett, the best of the lot being Act Without Words II, presented by Meyers and Yoshi Oida with vigor and joy was well worth the wait. Press blurb calls them "illuminating the comedy and courage in characters who dare to face the void" which, of course, most of Samuel Beckett's work involves. Fragments features fine performances from Meyers, Oida and Hayley Carmichael.

The Grand Inquisitor / Fragments
The Broad Stage
1310 11 Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

THU | APR 7 | 7:30 PM
FRI | APR 8 | 7:30 PM
SAT | APR 9 | 7:30 PM
SUN | APR 10 | 2:00 PM

Premier $75 |Level A $60 |Level B $47 | Level C $32 Thurs Eve
Premier $95 | Level A $77 |Level B $57 | Level C $45 Fri Eve
Premier $120 | Level A $100 | Level B $75 | Level C $55 Sat Eve
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