The eight courses, served at roughly 10-minute intervals, in Little Fish Theatre’s short-play festival are not unlike Thanksgiving dinner with your grandparents: There are some buttery, wonderful mashed potatoes and a deliciously spiced homemade pumpkin pie, but the bulk of the meal — green bean casserole, canned cranberry sauce and steamed asparagus — is a bit bland and banal, if nostalgically comforting.
Mayank Keshaviah – LA Weekly
If you live in the South Bay, consider it a must see and if you reside elsewhere, get out your Thomas Brothers map.
Ingrid Wilmot – Will Call
I may not be able to speak about previous years but this year their selections are superb. The eight short plays are all packed with laughs, originality and heartwarming moments.
Mickala Jauregui – A Little Night Musing
All together they are a demonstration that playwriting is still a living, breathing art-form.
John Farrell – Random Lengths
PICK OF THE VINE, SEASON 11
Little Fish Theatre
777 Centre St., San Pedro
Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.
added perfs Wed., Feb. 6-Thurs., Feb. 7, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 3 & 10, 2 p.m.
Through Feb. 16, 2013
Tickets: (310) 512-6030
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