THEATRE IN THE DARK: MORE DARK (EVENING TWO): 80% – SWEET

Ron Bottitta and Kristina Lloyd in “More Dark” at the Odyssey Theatre. Credit: Joseph De Soto.

SWEET
Clever, deftly choreographed and technically impressive, the production efficiently transports its audience as far afield as the drizzly London of a randy radio play (“Forbidden Fire”) or a fairy-laden British forest (an excerpt from A Midsummer Night’s Dream), but the true setting of many of its episodes is the liminal space between consciousness and unconsciousness, life and death, or sanity’s thin border, a strange netherworld well calibrated for unleashing the imagination.
Mindy Farabee – LA Weekly

SWEET
“More Dark” will take you on a journey through the blackness where you will experience fear, loneliness, madness, magic and even love. While some of the performances might leave you (for lack of a better term) in the dark, it is an inimitable show worth seeing.
Michelle Sandoval – EdgeLosAngeles

SWEET
It is both ambitious and content-rich. Theatergoers in search of something totally different will find it a refreshing and aurally demanding 90 minutes.
Joelle Deyo – LifeInLA

BITTER
All in all this newest creation from the Odyssey is not for everyone and not to my personal liking.
Mickala Jauregui – A Little Night Musing

SWEET
It’s entertaining, different and makes for a good night out.
Rose Desena – The Los Angeles Post

BITTER
Call me a naysayer, but Part 2 of “Theatre in the Dark” at the Odyssey was, for me, a bust
Madeleine Shaner – Park La Brea News/Beverly Press (opens in pdf)

SWEET
Dark, which opened first and which I saw several weeks earlier, attracted many more reviews than More Dark. But I enjoyed More Dark slightly more than Dark.
Don Shirley – LA Stage Times

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

SWEET
Despite my decision, after having reviewed Part One, not to return to the Odyssey for another dose of sightless theater, I found myself sitting in stygian gloom once again, listening to the work of a dozen-odd writers — and enjoying the experience.
Willard Manus – Total Theater (review of best of “Beyond Dark”

THEATRE IN THE DARK: MORE DARK: EVENING TWO
Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd, W.L.A.
Wed. & Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. (in rep, call for schedule)
“BEST OF” EXTENDED THROUGH FEB. 9, 2013
Tickets: (310) 477-2055

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