SLIPPED DISC: 0% – BITTER

Nina Sallinen, left, and Jim Kane in “Slipped Disc,” a Green Card Theatre production at Son of Semele. Credit: Beth Payne.

BITTER
Perhaps something is lost in the translation, but there are so many ideas tossed around—from the real to the imagined to the metaphysical to the philosophical—that nothing really sticks. The end result is a feeling of arbitrary inclusion with no real design on consistency of tone, style or message.
Tom Chaits – Stage and Cinema

BITTER
The play, a guest production at Son of Semele, is the first of Lausund’s 30-odd plays to be produced locally. And although the aim of Green Card is definitely an admirable one, the present production disappoints.
F. Kathleen Foley – LA Times

BITTER
There is little plot, character development or story to speak of, all of which hinder audience engagement. Add to that a preponderance of earsplittingly loud shrieks, howls and buzzer sounds, and the audience is only further alienated, but in a way that ironically subverts Brecht’s vision. Director Christopher Basile and the cast give it their all, but if there were anything engaging or impactful in Lausund’s original, the effekt has sadly been lost in translation.
Mayank Keshaviah – LA Weekly

SLIPPED DISC: A STUDY OF THE UPRIGHT WALK
Son of Semele Theater
3301 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Also 2 p.m. Saturday
Ends Dec. 23, 2012
Tickets: $25
Running time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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