COPY: 75% – BITTERSWEET

The cast of "Copy" at Theatre of NOTE, from left, Troy Blendell, Stephen Simon, Phil Ward, Cat Davis, Gabby Sanalitro and Lauren Letherer. Credit: Nicholas Sayaan.

SWEET
It’s doubtful that locals will see anything quite like “Copy” at Theatre of NOTE anytime soon. Padraic Duffy’s precocious absurdist exercise is, for much of its length, strangely hilarious.
David C. Nichols – LA Times

BITTER
Unfortunately, it all proves a kind of quicksand; without convincing circumstances to play, the actors are swallowed by Duffy’s surreal incongruities. That director David LM McIntyre eggs them on to such broad mugging makes it excruciating.
Bill Raden – LA Weekly

SWEET
Theatre of the absurd veers off into the absolutely ridiculous in Padraic Duffy’s dark comedy “Copy.” Duffy’s clever, unpredictable script recklessly mingles serious issues such as love, loss, death, change, and disintegration with zany wordplay, proliferating metaphors, and farcical situations.
Neal Weaver – Backstage

SWEET
“Copy,” written by Padraic Duffy, sways between pointless rambling and beautiful clarity, dabbling in both, but never quite settling at either end.
Sara Itkis – Neon Tommy

COPY
Theatre of NOTE
1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays; Ends June 2, 2012
Tickets: $25; (323) 856-8611
Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

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