AFTER THE FALL (LILLIAN THEATRE): 80% – SWEET

"After the Fall" at the Lillian Theatre. Credit: Sandra Saad.

SWEET
Director Rozsa Horvath has mounted a commendably handsome production, commingling music, lighting, sound and video (designers Vinnie Reyes, Michael Gend, Matt Richter and William Barker/Bruce Allen respectively) to create an appropriately baleful ambiance.
Unattributed – LA Weekly

BITTERSWEET
Miller offers a serious challenge to director RoZsa Horvath and her generally able cast by being too faithful to the details of his own life, including an excess of scarifying events and sketchily developed characters. In addition, he couches his tale in a tricky “experimental” format, nonlinear and often abstract, with sometimes-disconcerting elisions of time and place.
Neal Weaver – Backstage

BITTER
When the central performance is so badly performed as it is in the case of Brian Robert Harris’s Quentin, the play can be insufferable.
Robert Machray – Blog Critics

SWEET
Despite this criticism, I must give high marks to the HumanArts Theater Company’s new production, under the direction of RoZsa Horvath. The cast is uniformly excellent, with Brian Robert Harris a commanding presence as Quentin; Vincent Malcolm Cusimano is also fine as Mickey, the friend who betrays Quentin and who is clearly modeled after director and HUAC testifier Elia Kazan.
Kurt Gardner – Blog Critics

SWEET
Excellent acting, sweet simple aesthetic set design, and apt use of video to suggest memories.
Ross Anthony – Ross Anthony Blogspot

SWEET
This commendable production works against the stereotype that Los Angeles doesn’t offer decent theatre.
JR Vatz – Cinesnatch

AFTER THE FALL
Presented by HumanArts Theatre Company
Lillian Theatre
6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m.; thru April 1, 2012
Tickets: (323) 960-4443

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