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Women

comedy · beth dies inc / combined artform · Ages 13+ · United States

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GARY GILBERT certified reviewer June 19, 2014
in spite of excellent performances all around, Women felt more like an extended Saturday Night Live sketch than a play with some substance. i've been to the theatre thousands of times, and even lighter fare needs more than just fun moments. even though the intent was clear, a very clever take on Little Women using not just the characters of Girls but their attitudes and rhythms and behaviors, there was a sameness that took over the evening that lost it's sense of drama to me. at some point i was ahead of them, knowing what to expect. but, full disclosure, i am in my sixties, clearly not their target audience, and the crowd seemed to be more connected to that play than i was, so my reaction may be as much generational as anything else. fo... full review
KYLE HESTER certified reviewer June 09, 2014
Furiously fast and funny, every member of the cast is excellent, the comedy and satire is as razor sharp and painfully true as "Girls", and there's even a moment or two of suprising tenderness straight from "Little Women". Mostly it's just side-splittingly funny. GO SEE THIS. Best theatre I've EVER seen in LA.... full review
SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 10, 2014
Having recently seen a production of LITTLE WOMEN The Musical, I was very familiar with the story but was totally surprised and laughed repeatedly at this very fast-paced hysterically modern take on the story by Beth Dies, Inc. Each of the women are perfectly cast and take their characters seriously and firmly tongue in cheek at the same time Be prepared to laugh at the scenes go by at an astonishing pace! Poor Beth (Rachel Lin) takes the brunt of abuse for her coughing, carrying it to the point of a rap as she lays in bed dying. And bubblehead blonde Amy (Lydian Blossom) has such fun with her Valley Girl persona as she suffers from postpartum depression after giving birth to twine, confiding to the audience that there has to be mo... full review
PETER ARANGO certified reviewer June 10, 2014
We arrived with high expectations that were met and surpassed. The show is sharp, chest-spasmingly funny, beautifully paced, and exceedingly well played. It isn't easy to write or perform satire/tribute/parody/burlesque, and the cast pulls it off without pausing to catch a breath. Moving at high speed (including some remarkable choreography!), the play could easily have gone over the top; it doesn't There is a kind of delicacy of touch even in mordant moments (Beth dies!), and in the self-referential humor. I'm recommending the show to everyone I know and hoping it has a long and successful run!... full review
SARAH MCDERMOTT certified reviewer June 10, 2014
Hilarious, smart, and excellently executed by solid company of actors. Highly recommend! ... full review
MEGHA NABE certified reviewer June 10, 2014
tagged as: #bethdies
loved this show! funny, witty, and flew by. I was throughly entertained for its duration! I dont remember Little Women and i dont watch Girls and still I found such pleasure in this show. Go and watch before its too late!!V ... full review
ELIZABETH STEELE certified reviewer June 13, 2014
I effing loved this show and I can't wait to see it again. Like really, go go go see it. It's a brilliantly recognizable show with amazing and sharp performers. Also, classic and modern mash up?? That's hard, they're fun but they dont always achieve what "Women" did which had a natural feel, not forced at all despite marrying two different genres. ... full review
DAVID BICKFORD certified reviewer June 16, 2014
tagged as: brilliant · funny · smart
Brilliantly funny show, with many clever moments all the way through. The cast is terrific, especially Abby Rosenbrock and Rachel Lin, both masters of comedic timing. I suspect those two actors could make the phone book funny, but given this smart material they really soared. ... full review
CORWIN EVANS certified reviewer June 16, 2014
tagged as: comedy
A master class in comedic timing. Knowing nothing about Little Women or Girls, I still enjoyed this show immensely. Absolutely cannot be missed.... full review
ASHLEY STEED certified reviewer June 15, 2014
So far this is my Fringe fave. I have a love/hate relationship with the hit HBO series Girls, but this mashup of Lena Dunham with Louisa May Alcott’s classic, Little Women is nothing but love/love. Chiara Atik’s spot on play takes the main events from the novel and uses the rapid, self-indulgent language from Girls, creating true comedic brilliance. In fact, it’s so perfect that I’m surprised someone hasn’t put the two together sooner. Stephanie Ward’s stealth direction keeps the show at a break-neck pace, ensuring that the momentum never stops as scenes jump from one moment to the next. Although this is definitely well oiled ensemble, the four March sisters Jo (Layla Khoshnoudi), Meg (Abby Rosebrock), Beth (Rachel Lin), and Amy (Lydia... full review