Part musical, multi-media and art The Imaginary Life of the street Sweeper, August G. is anything but another play. The media tools used elevate the show which makes it meaningful and fun to watch.
Mary E. Montoro – LifeInLA
Employing a diverse, 31-piece cast in a fractured narrative that plays fast and loose with time and space requires precise orchestration and mastery of a complicated, philosophically inflected tone. Though the actors bring a great deal of energy to the task and pull off some well-executed fight choreography, only star Sarafin Falcon’s August G. fully rises to the challenge.
Mindy Farabee – LA Weekly
But arid patches crop up in the round-robin proceedings, which begin to wear by Act 2. Too many scenes have a half-formed abruptness, and the designs are more utilitarian than evocative, though Larry Costales’ videos and Carlos Brown’s costumes carry some heft. Ultimately, “August G.” is a worthy effort, but its deepest possibilities are still being unearthed.
David C. Nichols – LA Times
In Casa 0101’s production of The Imaginary Life of the Street Sweeper, August G, the storyteller sits to the side away from his audience telegraphing the action, which is then acted out on the peripheries of the stage by a mismatched acting army of veterans and new-recruits.
Andrea Kittelson – LA Examiner
With one weekend left, I highly recommend you go see “The Imaginary Life of the Street Sweeper, August G.” to experience this larger-than-life, theatrical voyage to find out first-hand yourself.
Miguel Ortega-Garcia – LatinoLA
Even though the play has serious undertones, they were able to include some comical characters and dialogue, keeping it from getting doom and gloom.
Keyla Lopez – East LA Campus News
There is plenty to think about in this play: about the aspirations of even street sweepers for more from life than just streets to sweep, about the everyday problems of working class people, about love and the poetry that can be found even in garbage heaps. Plenty to like, too.
John Farrell – Random Lengths News
THE IMAGINARY LIFE OF THE STREET SWEEPER, AUGUST G
Casa 0101 Theater
2102 E. First St., Boyle Heights
Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m.; through May 13, 2012
Tickets: $20; (323) 263-7684
Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
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