SLEEPING UGLY: 87% – SWEET

The cast of "Sleeping Ugly" at the Santa Monica Playhouse. Credit: Cydne Moore.

BITTERSWEET
The show has its moments, and Schulman’s gift for snappy dialogue regularly crops up, but “Sleeping Ugly” ultimately seems more suited to the small screen than the small stage.
David C. Nichols – Backstage

SWEET
A hilariously touching, insanely unique theatrical “adult fairy tale” … this ambitiously creative offering is unlike any I’ve ever seen!
Pat Taylor – Tolucan Times

SWEET
These actors perform as the scenery, the props, the doors, etc., and sometimes take on the part of some of the characters involved in the lives of Judy and Stanley. With unusual makeup and cardboard props, they move slowly around the stage into the most unbelievable positions. This feat is accomplished by a combination of the Playhouse’s signature Commedia-Circus style with mock Japanese Kabuki, and physical theatrix under the direction of Serena Dolinsky. Evelyn Rudie supplies the ideal sound effects.
Carol Kaufman Segal – Reviewplays

SWEET
All of this clever business, lovingly directed by the playhouse’s other artistic director, Chris DeCarlo, might distract from a more focused drama, but “Sleeping Ugly” is playful, incoherent fun.
Margaret Gray – LA Times

SLEEPING UGLY
Presented by and at the Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica
May 6–June 17, 2012; Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.
Tickets: $25; (310) 394-9779, Ext. 1
Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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