I wanted to see this show because it was directed by David Fofi, even though I knew nothing about it except it was a pair of one-acts with a central theme. While it was wonderfully directed, with an incredible performance by Kate Huffman in both shows, I found very little that connected the shows.
True, they were both set in post-apocalyptic LA, but the only connection I could see was that each had a character who stole from the dead. In actuality, they couldn't have been more different.
Still, the show is worth seeing, if nothing else but to see Kate Huffman as a dying Natalie Portman, too proud to accept an offer that could save her life.
The Elephant Theatre Company has used its home-field advantage to stage a show during the Hollywood Fringe Festival that is so professional it could reasonably be considered a tryout for an offering later in their regular season. If that happens, I’ll be extremely excited to see the moody, brooding, and complex The Boneyard & Talisman a second time. In the meantime, this is one current production that should be on all Fringers – and all non-Fringers – short-list right now. Full review at Bitter Lemons http://losangeles.bitter-lemons.com/2013/06/23/fringe-review-the-boneyard-talisman/...