Posts Tagged ‘play’
Audiences are so loving this tribute to Buster Keaton playing at Sacred Fools in Hollywood that the run has been extended until August 5th. The celebrated silent film comedian is played in part by an comedy actor who idolizes his subject. While you will remember him from 3rd Planet from the Sun, here French Stewart imbues the older Keaton character with sadness and uncertainty while still providing moments of pure physical and emotional comedy. Vanessa Claire Stewart, the playwright, creates a character and situations on stage that her husband uses to enthrall the audience and have them begin to truly understand the difficulties faced by Keaton despite his success in a very young Hollywood. Using film and live piano to create a world of silent movies this is a production satisfying on numerous levels. Our private luxury tour guests interested in Hollywood history would love this play and we will certainly recommend they see it.
Sacred Fools Theater Company
660 N. Heliotrope Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90004
Sacred Fools website
One of the most highly regarded independent films in recent memory, SIDEWAYS moved audiences and increased wine sales everywhere. We had so many requests for wine tasting tours of the Santa Ynez valley that we created a private luxury Sideways tour that includes the option of watching the movie as we drive up to Santa Barbara. Now, Rex Pickett, the book’s author and the film’s writer, takes Sideways to the stage. The Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica stages a wonderful, hilarious and deeply touching production of the tale of two best friends journeying through wine country on a week long trip from Los Angeles on the way to Paso Robles for the wedding of one of them. Along the way they visit wineries, drink to excess, discuss the world and their place in it and test their friendship. The play works well and provides a perfectly satisfying theatrical experience. A different winery is providing wine for each performance before curtain and during intermission so you can really feel a part of the wine tasting experience. Elite Adventure Tours give the play, and the Sideways experience, two thumbs up.