Frank and Ava

ensemble theatre · mahoobla productions · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States

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BOB LEGGETT examiner.com certified reviewer June 14, 2013
I have always loved back stories about Hollywood celebrities, and this show did not disappoint. The show was staged at the Three Clubs, which added the perfect setting to a stellar show. I was especially impressed with the actors and their ease in portraying these two larger than life icons. A definite MUST SEE!... full review
JOY BENNETT certified reviewer June 14, 2013
This one is a gem, definitely check it out. For a complete review, please see my writer's website at joybennett.com. Enjoy the Fringe Fest! Joy Bennett... full review
MORNA MURPHY MARTELL certified reviewer June 30, 2013
I just finished reading the excerpt from Ava Gardner’s memoir in Vanity Fair about her years with Sinatra. Well, playwright Willard Manus certainly gets all the facts right in this intriguing if melodramatic short play. It’s never boring, but somehow they still didn’t ring true to me as human beings. Ava says they drank and fought and made love and that’s pretty much what they do here. We are flies on the wall enjoying this glimpse into their love nest. It’s a series of snapshot scenes, starting with Frank’s depression over his failing career, through Ava’s wild success in films, then Frank’s decision to try for the role of Maggio in “From Here to Eternity,” their tempestuous marriage, her month’s long shoot in Africa, their infidelities, et... full review