As StageSceneLA readers may have noticed, this reviewer rarely attends one-acts, preferring full-length plays in the same way I invariably opt for novels over short stories. Still, there are times when I make exceptions, and in the case of Love Struck, I’m quite glad I did.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA
Maggie Grant’s direction is underwhelming and the material too often bears the hollowness of first-draft surface scratching.
Amy Lyons – LA Weekly
Love Struck, which opened at the Beverly Hills Playhouse on May 11, is a collection of eight one-act plays, each delivering thoroughly engaging performances by its players.
Cynthia Citron – San Diego Jewish World
All seven scenes were excellent. Some of them were touching, some funny and all engaging.
Irene Rubaum-Keller – Huffington Post
Uneven as Stamos’ seven plays are, they are acted spiritedly (especially in their comic moments) by the large, dedicated cast.
Willard Manus – Total Theater
Lovestruck is a well acted, finely directed, and intelligently written evening of mini-plays by the versatile Stamos, that will entertain you, make you laugh, shed a tear or two and even think a little; at the very least they will open up your mind and surely your heart.
Don Grigware – BroadwayWorld
Grant’s direction of these well delineated and well written one acts was swift and she moved the action along at a good pace and got the most out of her performers.
Audrey Linden – LA Examiner
It was hit and miss at the Three Roses Players and Venice Sky Production’s Love Struck playing at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Elyse Cook – Stagehappenings
This enjoyable grouping of “one act” plays is heart-touching, thought provoking, and a lot of fun at the same time, with life situations to consider, for theater lovers of all ages. Do try to catch it!
Pat Taylor – Tolucan Times
Love Struck is not exactly a play, in fact; it is a series of eight mini-plays, which are written with feeling, but are lacking any lasting kind of substance.
Madeleine Shaner – Park La Brea News/Beverly Press (opens in pdf)
Many of the handsome actors appear to be on loan from the soap opera world.
Dan Johnson – Cinesnatch
Beverly Hills Playhouse
254 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills
Through May 27, 2012; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00. Sundays at 3:00 and 7:00
Tickets: (323) 960-7787
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