This reviewer loves challenging theater, but this light, frothy evening is simply a delight. If you’re overdue to take your favorite aunt to the theater, would it kill you to bring her to a performance of Beau Jest?
Jeanne Hartman – Stage and Cinema
Playwright Sherman milks the situation for every bit of comic potential. The performances are top-down solid under Lang’s equally strong direction.
Lovell Estell III – LA Weekly
I don’t like this writer; I particularly detest this script. In fact I aggressively avoid this entire brand of theater. And yet I have nothing bad to say about this production, or even anything snarky. It achieves everything it attempts to do. There is no higher praise.
James Rohrer – Stagehappenings
Even though I’m not quite as up there in age as the majority of the aforementioned, I too had a ball from start to finish, thanks in great part to the terrific talent who’ve put together GCT’s latest offering.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA
This is not a thinking man’s comedy but a lighthearted romp into marriage, dating, parent vs. child relationships, and confused identities, a plot as old as the Greeks with as many clichés but, for the most part it works very well.
Robert Machray – Stagehappenings
The play is shown in the round at the Glendale Centre Theatre, which is the oldest continuously running center-staged theatre in the country. “Beau Jest” is appropriate for the entire family, and everyone should leave smiling.
Cassandra M. Bellantoni – Glendale News Press
Don’t tell anyone, but this comedy is an A+.
Sue Facter – Tolucan Times
Glendale Center Theatre
324 N. Orange St., Glendale
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., some performances Wed., 8 p.m., and Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m. (call for dates)
Through Sept. 24, 2011
Tickets: (818) 244-8481
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