If these characters interacted this way as a spontaneous exercise in your improv class, you’d feel that something special had happened. You might think it was good enough to stage. But to someone not already in love with it, or who hadn’t smoked a joint right before the show, Fried Meat sustains interest more by its outre choices than for sound dramatic construction.
Jason Rohrer – Stage and Cinema
Guillermo Cienfuegos’ sitcomlike direction propels the hourlong one-act, and Norman Scott’s hotel room set is commendable for its kitschy, lived-in detail.
Sarah Taylor Ellis – LA Weekly
‘Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Road’ is so entertaining that I’ve seen it not once…but twice.
Joan Alperin Schwartz – LA Examiner
His play, Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Rd., is one of the funniest shows I’ve witnessed in a long time. Even the title is funny, and the cast is absolutely amazing under the direction of Guillermo Cienfuegos.
Carol Kaufman Segal – Stagehappenings
Fried Meat has a thin plot; it’s mostly a series of confrontation scenes between its whacked-out characters, But thanks to Guillermo Cienfuegos’ nifty direction and to his skilful cast, the show keeps drawing laughs throughout.
Willard Manus – Total Theater
OUT THERE ON FRIED MEAT RIDGE RD.
Pacific Resident Theatre
703 Venice Blvd., Venice
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.
EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 6, 2012
Tickets: (310) 822-8392
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