EXIT THE KING (CLASSICAL THEATRE LAB): 83% – SWEET

"Exit the King" at the Fiesta Hall. Credit: Amy Clites.

SWEET
Utilizing Neil Armfield and Geoffrey Rush’s playful and sophisticated translation, director Michael Matthys’ staging gamely transitions from oafish farce, during the scenes in which King Berenger arrogantly deludes himself that he will live forever, to the beautifully elegiac sequences in which Queen Marguerite convinces him otherwise and guides him to the world beyond. This is a production whose early clownishness belies great philosophical wisdom.
Paul Birchall – LA Weekly

BITTERSWEET
While this cheeky production often soars, it’s disappointing that the ending falls a bit flat.
Jennie Webb – Backstage

SWEET
This is a production not to be missed.
Robert Axelrod – Reviewplays

EXIT THE KING
Classical Theatre Lab
At Fiesta Hall
1200 N. Vista St., W. Hlywd.
Fri.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.; through April 1, 2012
Tickets: (323) 960-5961

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