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Orson Welles & Scatman Crothers in 'A Hollywood Ending'

ensemble theatre · pachyderm productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America

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JAMIE WILSON certified reviewer June 16, 2015
This show is hot-to-trot, for realzies! Beautifully acted, well written, hysterically gut wrenching and clever... what a fabulous piece. If you don't see anything else at Fringe, see this. I walked away wanting more. ... full review
KRIS EDWARDS June 16, 2015
tagged as: Highly Recommended
This show was one of the best I've seen in a long time. The actors were outstanding. The writing was funny, heartfelt, and well researched. It made me smile the whole way through. My only critique would be that it was too short, I could have watched another hour of this. Amazing play! A must see!... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 18, 2015
tagged as: dark · comedy · non-fiction
Wholly entertaining, thought provoking and poignant. Ready the full review by Benjamin Schwartz at Gia On The Move (official press) full review
DAVE EGAN certified reviewer June 27, 2015
I had the great good fortune to work with Orson Welles on one of his last projects: a magic special planned for BBC TV. My theater companion was a friend of Orson's who spent quite a bit of time with Wells in his last years. This show brought Orson back to life for both of us, and was worth the price of admission solely for that reason! But there was so much more to admire than that. While wisely not attempting an impersonation, Rob Locke has the physical presence to remind us of Welles, and even looks shockingly like him at times. And Dennis Neal's Scatman is a true gem, lighting up the stage with his quick impressions of other great black performers from entertainment's Golden Age. This show's plot brings Orson together with Crothers, a no... full review
MORNA MURPHY MARTELL certified reviewer June 28, 2015
Imagine this! Orson Welles’ last job in Hollywood was as the voice of a Planet, and Scatman Crothers’ was as the voice of an Astronaut named Jazz, in an animated film. In England they’d both have already been knighted for their contribution to their Nation’s Culture but, sadly, here the reward is humiliation and penury. How each of them deal with this reality is the intriguing subject of David Castro’s play where they meet, and skirmish, at an audition. Dennis Neal is brilliant as Crothers, an ironic spokesman for the Tinseltown Truth, while Rob Locke as Welles awesomely personifies this all-too-familiar figure of the Genius who demanded too much. Word is out that it’s being expanded into a full-length play. I certainly hope so and that thes... full review
NICK SMITH certified reviewer June 29, 2015
The concept was a treat, and the execution was very good. The idea of a conversation between these two legends was interesting on its own, but the actual form of it involved an excellent portrayal of the two personalities. The self-involved, self-destructive perfectionism of Welles was convincing, as was the workmanlike application of skill by the Scatman. ... full review
WILLARD MANUS certified reviewer July 02, 2015
This is the correct link to my review of A HOLLYWOOD ENDING full review
WILLARD MANUS certified reviewer June 29, 2015
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