IT IS DONE: 67% – BITTERSWEET

"It Is Done" at the Pig 'N Whistle Restaurant. Credit: Michael James Trimble

SWEET
Angelinos can count themselves fortunate indeed that Goldberg and Ojeda have made the transcontinental jump to our left coast shores and brought It Is Done with them. With its truly surprising twists and turns, Goldberg’s thriller is a gasp-worthy winner and its leading lady’s performance a bona fide dazzler.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA

SWEET
Still, Goldberg’s delightfully creepy play is a little gem, and Michetti has the impeccable style and imagination to make it work, especially in a history-soaked room with a few tales of its own to tell—including hosting the first Academy Awards after-party and Judy Garland’s 15th birthday. The only thing hampering the production is the casting, which gives this reviewer the same kind of itch in the small of the back that plagues poor Jonas.
Travis Michael Holder – Backstage

BITTER
What begins as a flirty road comedy, however, awkwardly hairpins into supernatural mystery and never quite recovers.
Bill Raden – LA Weekly

BITTERSWEET
Michael Michetti’s good-humored direction, assisted by Jon Campbell’s sound and KC Wilkerson’s lighting design, eases the abrupt transition from grittily comic realism to an entirely different dimension. But I was still a little let down. Goldberg’s buildup made me expect a climax fully grounded in his location and characters; the one I got felt imported, even generic.
Margaret Gray – LA Times

SWEET
The use of an old jukebox with calculated selections from Hank Williams and Jon Campbell’s, er, hellacious wind sound design top off this welcome addition to terrific theater staged without a theater.
Brad Schreiber – Huffington Post

BITTER
Director Michael Michetti could neither wring suspense from the script, nor elicit performances that grew in intensity. It’s all surface acting, so frustratingly typical in Los Angeles.
Tony Frankel – Stage and Cinema

SWEET
The three actors – superlative all – make the evening work.
Dale Reynolds – Latin Heat Entertainment

IT IS DONE
22Q Entertainment LLC and GO AlleyCat Productions
Pig ‘N Whistle Restaurant
6714 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Through June 12, 2012; Sundays at 7:00. Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:30
Doors open an hour prior to each performance. Food and drinks are available for purchase until the start of the show.
Tickets: $25
Running time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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