One thing is certain. Samantha Macher’s historical drama with a twist is sure to get you talking once the lights have come back up following its stunning climax.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA
“War Bride” is a wonderfully written play and cleverly directed with some of the most intense stage performances you will see.
Lorenzo Marchessi – NoHoArtsDistrict
Director Nancy Dobbs Owen creates a moving piece of theater through the combination of fine acting, production work, and symbolism.
Mary Mallory – Tolucan Times
You may not need an advanced degree in performance theory to decode playwright Samantha Macher’s raucously savage, if somewhat brittle, black comedy about power and the coercive aspects of gender, but it couldn’t hurt.
Bill Raden – LA Weekly
Macher’s storytelling remains taut and gripping throughout (occasional anachronisms notwithstanding). Director-choreographer Nancy Dobbs Owen furthers the mounting dread with a Butoh-inspired chorus of writhing ghosts depicting Yumi’s inner torment, though a little goes a long way with this stylized technique.
Philip Brandes – LA Times
Presented by SkyPilot Theatre Company
At T.U. Studios
10943 Camarillo St., North Hollywood
EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
Saturdays at 8:00. Sundays at 7:00
Tickets: $20; (800) 838-3006
Running time: 2 hours
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