ANGELS FALL (PRODUCTION COMPANY): 75% – BITTERSWEET

Stewart Skelton and Danielle Doyen in “Angels Fall” at the Lex Theatre. Credit: TL Kohlman.

BITTER
Directed by Alex Egan, the production’s weakest link is Fonseca’s simplistic rendering of the troubled young physician, a man torn between temptation and duty. Then again, all the performances appear at best under-rehearsed, with even the usually excellent Johnson seeming distanced from the good father’s emotional core.
Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

SWEET
Mostly exceptional and heartfelt performances, as well as August Viverito’s sparse set and evocative lighting, contribute tremendously to the haunted desolation as these people confront their own worldliness, but the puzzle of “Angels Fall” is what Marion and Zappy contribute aside from being unconventional and delivering biting one-liners.
Travis Michael Holder – Backstage

SWEET
Nevertheless, the playwright’s signature generosity of spirit — his exploration of human fallibility with insight and empathy rather than judgment — is fully illuminated in a revival from the Production Company that advantageously applies its staging resources.
Philip Brandes – LA Times

SWEET
Funny, compelling, thought-provoking, and ultimately uplifting, Angels Fall offers holiday season playgoers a welcome alternative to all those Christmas Carols and White Christmases that make up our usual November/December theatrical fare.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA

ANGELS FALL
The Production Company
At the Lex Theatre
6760 Lexington Ave., Hlwyd.
Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; through Dec. 22, 2012
Tickets: $25; (800) 838-3006
Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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