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La Bete

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

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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
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
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
MICHAEL SHAW FISHER certified reviewer June 21, 2014
I am still crying from this show! June Carryl has given one of the single most powerful performances and pieces of writing that I have seen at this year's Hollywood fringe Festival, hands down. How Writing is layered and sophisticated but bursting with honesty. June is a wordsmith interlacing bold cultural ideas and profound inner conflicts with her fine needle of immaculate dialogue and colorful spectrum of poetic observations. As a performer, not only does she demonstrate full mastery of her character who is not some cliché but some three-dimensional statue she's chiseled but the show culminates so beautifully with a level of hearts that one rarely sees. June knows the power of writing and acting from the heart and this turns her show into... full review
MICHAEL SHAW FISHER certified reviewer June 21, 2014
I am still crying from this show! June Carryl has given one of the single most powerful performances and pieces of writing that I have seen at this year's Hollywood fringe Festival, hands down. How Writing is layered and sophisticated but bursting with honesty. June is a wordsmith interlacing bold cultural ideas and profound inner conflicts with her fine needle of immaculate dialogue and colorful spectrum of poetic observations. As a performer, not only does she demonstrate full mastery of her character who is not some cliché but some three-dimensional statue she's chiseled but the show culminates so beautifully with a level of hearts that one rarely sees. June knows the power of writing and acting from the heart and this turns her show into... 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