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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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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
Here is the link to the review: full review