THEATRE IN THE DARK: DARK (EVENING ONE): 96% – SWEET

The company of “Theatre in the Dark: Dark’” at the Odyssey. Credit: Vesna Hocevar.

SWEET
In a seamless staging, the dozen performers move through the blackness with almost uncanny agility and poise.
F. Kathleen Foley – LA Times

SWEET
It’s creative and imaginative and full of surprises.
Rose Desena – Los Angeles Post

SWEET
Some ideas don’t even sound good on paper. This one, however, turns out to be a thoroughly entertaining and relatively informative one.
Dany Margolies – ArtsInLA

SWEET
Sound becomes your touchstone and the sound design by John Zalewski is brilliant. Using live sound effects and pre-recorded music it puts the plays in perspective.
Patricia Rye Foster – Larchmont Chronicle

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If not, however, the collection of one-act sketches is an unexpectedly vivid series of ghost stories, radio-style dramas and other mysterious theatrical episodes that emphasize virtually all senses but sight.
Paul Birchall – LA Weekly

SWEET
Did I enjoy the evening? The answer is yes, but not so much that I’d want to see — oops, listen to — Part Two.
Willard Manus – Total Theater

BITTERSWEET
All of this could have invoked the excitement of the radio listening era with a new and interesting edge and twist.
Phillip Kelly – MadTheatrics

SWEET
Presented by a diverse 12-person-strong ensemble of seasoned actors, some of whom wrote and created the pieces you’ll hear, Theatre in the Dark is a collection of existing literature, commissioned plays and original company works that culminates in a sensory experience the audience will never forget.
Jenny Platt – LifeInLA

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Concept theatre is difficult to execute and to absorb fully, but the experience is definitely worthwhile and will make you appreciate man’s complex ability to utilize the senses optimally.
Don Grigware – Grigware Reviews

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The cast were magnificent, full stop. The performances sounded seamless. Even if there were a few that I enjoyed more than others, they were PERFORMING IN THE DARK. Accents changed, volume raised and dropped, everything they did added to a very unique production.
Ramona Pilar Gonzales – PLAywriting in the City

SWEET
Despite that, this new concept feels charmingly old-fashioned and certainly is a fresh way to spend an evening. Credits for the night are varied and include six directors, 12 actors and 13 writers—some alive and some not so much.
Kevin P. Taft – Frontiers

SWEET
The show is a fun and fascinating experiment full of unexpected curves.
Jennie Webb – Backstage (review of best of “Beyond Dark”)

SWEET
Overall, the cast of “Beyond Dark” re-introduces you to a world we have always lived in: A place where all of your other sense are forced to work double time since your memories of the visual world begin to fade, and your mind and eyes fight the dark. It is an unforgettable experience.
Cesar Cruz – Campus Circle

THEATRE IN THE DARK: DARK (EVENING ONE)
Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 14; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays
“BEST OF” EXTENDED THROUGH FEB. 9, 2013
Tickets: $25-$30; (310) 477-2055, Ext. 2
Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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Colin Mitchell About the Author: COLIN MITCHELL: Actor/Writer/Director/Producer/Father, award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Broadway veteran, Marvel comics scribe, Van Morrison disciple, Zen-Catholic, a proud U.S. Army Brat conceived in Scotland and born in Frankfurt, Germany, currently living in Los Angeles and doing his best to piss off as many people as possible.

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