Would that all indie films translated to the stage as well as “86’d” at Theatre 68. Jon Polito and Darryl Armbruster’s dark comedy about collective moral equivalency in a late-night diner weathers some blips in tone and casting to hold us in uncomfortably laughing thrall.
David C. Nichols – LA Times
But in the end, we’re left looking for something we can believe in underneath the fun bits and one-liners. Add it all up and there’s too much that we simply don’t buy.
Jennie Webb – Backstage
Inspiring? No. Inconsequential entertainment? Maybe….
Sally Luckett – LASplash
What happens when you take an obscure direct-to-video movie from the ‘90s, adapt it as a stage comedy, edit it down from 86 minutes to a little over an hour, give it a new title and World Premiere it at Hollywood’s Theatre 68? The answer is 86’d, an enjoyable albeit slight (and very short) comedy that has quite a bit going for it … and against it as well.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA
Ronnie Marno expertly directs his ensemble cast with comic finesse.
Bill Kamyar – WeHo News
Watching these scoundrels stumble from one desperate, idiotic scheme and mishap to another is a kick, and director Ronnie Marmo keeps the comic chaos finely tuned. Notwithstanding its predictable plot twists, the show is thoroughly entertaining.
Lovell Estell III – LA Weekly
5419 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays
EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 19, 2013
Tickets: $25; (323) 960-5068
Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
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