Theatre Tribe continues its long string of unconventional hits with Catherine Butterfield’s The Sleeper.
Laura Hitchcock – CurtainUp
Gretchen complains in the dark comedy “The Sleeper,” now at Theatre Tribe, that our country had been attacked “for no reason?” As this zippy, hilarious revival of Catherine Butterfield’s 2004 play, flawlessly directed by Theatre Tribe founder Stuart Rogers, reminds us: It was and we did.
Margaret Gray – LA Times
Director Stuart Rogers mounts a crisp, well-paced production, with an ensemble that mines the play’s ironies to create a droll snapshot of clueless Americana.
Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly
Director Stuart Rogers has assembled a fine cast and melded it into a stylish production.
Neal Weaver – Backstage
Her treatment of the subject, however, is deft and light and witty, and the new production at Theatre Tribe is delightfully entertaining.
Terry Morgan – LAist
Transplanting the action to the West Coast is the only drawback to what is otherwise a riveting 75-minute, one-act production, sparked by strong performances from Levin; Pete Gardner, who plays Bill, Gretchen’s money-obsessed husband, and Benjamin Mathes as Matthew, the young tutor with whom she has an affair.
Thomas Waldman – NoHoArtsDistrict
5267 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood
8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; Ends June 30, 2012
Tickets: $20; (800) 838-3006
Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes.
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