THE ROCK OF ABANDON: 80% – SWEET

Fierce Backbone presents “The Rock of Abandon” at the Lillian Theatre. Credit: Joel Daavid.

SWEET
I strongly and wholeheartedly recommend this production, especially for anyone who loves a good murder mystery. I can hardly wait to see what else Fierce Backbone has in store – they are truly a company worth watching.
Bob Leggett – LA Examiner

SWEET
To be perfectly honest, the fleet of actors, exposition, and initial affected language was overwhelming at first, but once Blackburn’s scenes secure a more intimate focus with his characters, it’s much easier to appreciate what the production is shooting for.
Vincent Smetana – Cinesnatch

SWEET
At times the complexity of Athenian history circa 415 B.C. and the sheer number of characters make the tale a bit confusing and hard to follow, but “The Rock of Abandon” is always engrossing and fun to watch.
Neal Weaver – Backstage

BITTER
“The Rock of Abandon” is not a bullet with my name on it.
Bill Kamyar – WeHo News

SWEET
Rock of Abandon is a daring experiment that successfully recreates an ancient world.
Robert Machray – Stagehappenings

THE ROCK OF ABANDON
Presented by Fierce Backbone
At Elephant Stages’ Lillian Theatre
6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood
Oct. 20–Nov. 18, 2012
Tickets: (323) 960-7787
Running time: 2 hours (with intermission)

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