La Bete

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

world premiere
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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
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