La Bete

ensemble theatre · jcmm productions · Ages 14+ · United States

world premiere
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DAVID HARPER certified reviewer June 07, 2014
Fantastic show! Great writing, great performances. Really enjoyed the show. Highly recommended! ... full review
CYNTHIA MANCE uncertified reviewer June 23, 2014
June Carryl as Marian is mesmerizing. I wish the play had a second act so I could watch her incredible performance for another hour. Her play is funny, snappy, and heartbreaking. James Carey's direction is perfect and Mark Motyl plays Alan with such gentle love and weariness, you can't help but love Marian when she's being impossible. So come on producers - give us more La Bete!... full review
SILVIE J .CAREY uncertified reviewer June 09, 2014
Meet: 'La Bête' = the beast! and the rest of the Hoi Polloi, when they talk about white roses, mortgages and slot machines, lost wives and careers, cultural revolutions and scream theories, dreams and fears, and Charlton Heston in front of the Lincoln Memorial... if they remember their lines! Do not miss June Carryl's Hollywood Fringe Festival-play at the Lounge Theater!! June Carryl is an awesome talented actress, she will blow you away!! I saw her for the first time as 'the beast', Opening Show, and with her director James Carey on stage*, she and he together (actress/playwright+actor/director) are just a very wonderful perfect match - the two work together for the first time, but for sure not the last time. .. A fast paced play, brill... full review
NINA HARADA certified reviewer June 10, 2014
It's almost unfair how much talent June has... as a writer, performer and all around artist. La Bete is hilarious, entertaining, touching, and thought provoking-- bringing the audience face to face with the question, "what is art's purpose?" Is it to entertain? To instigate change? Should it have political value or is there value enough in just making one laugh? La Bete will entertain and have you thinking... I want to see it again to catch all the nuances I missed and to watch June transform into the wonderful character she has written. This is a definite must-see at the Fringe. ... full review
RYAN BERGMANN certified reviewer June 12, 2014
tagged as: powerful · moving · poignant
June Carryl is a revelation! This beautiful One Act is a must see! It is powerful and poignant and gloriously performed and written by the afore mentioned June Carryl. I have no idea how the world hasn't latched onto the star potential that she has, but take the opportunity while you can and watch her work her magic on the stage as a struggling former leading actress/civil rights activist lost in a new world that has seemingly left her behind. Just gorgeous!... full review
MICHAEL SHEPPERD uncertified reviewer June 26, 2014
June Caryl is spectacular. Her writing is sensational and she has created a world that immediately envelops us. Her performance is awe inspiring. If you can see this performance. ... full review
JENNIE WEBB certified reviewer June 13, 2014
Originally posted in Bitter Lemons "Fringe Femmes" | "La Bête" by June Carryl | I'm a sucker for incredible performers. So watching June Carryl as a diva facing her downfall in La Bête - seeing her navigate the highs and lows and every nuance in between of an emotionally charged, often wickedly funny journey - makes me very, very happy. Carryl wrote this backstage drama and has no problem stepping into the stylish shoes of Marian Davis (no, not silver-screen star Marion Davies), a fictional (I think?) African American actress who was active in the Civil Rights Movement and is now of a certain age and trying to make a comeback on Broadway... in a play that was written for her (yes?) and taps into her personal history and issues. But jus... full review
MICHAL SINNOTT uncertified reviewer June 28, 2014
June Carryl is a powerhouse. A sweet, sad, and often funny piece that explores the dimming of a star. ... full review
JEREMY MASCIA uncertified reviewer June 15, 2014
Really enjoyed the show. Great writing, acting and direction. June Carryl throws herself into the role and never looks back -- a joy to watch.... full review
SARAH TITHER-KAPLAN uncertified reviewer June 29, 2014
Passionate. Intelligent. Brave. This play is tremendously witty and heartfelt. June is a forced to be reckoned with both as an actor and writer. Excellent, refreshing work. ... full review