Involving the audience in
their story whenever they can, the ensemble of this production
delight and impress. Elizabeth Liang and Phinneas Kiyomura are
perfectly matched as young lovers Henriette and Clitandre. Patrick
McGowan and Lynn Odell hold strong as Chrysale and Philamente, whose
marriage has reached a crossroads. Millie Chow is amusing and likeable
as the Chrysale’s intellectual and spurned daughter. Chrysale’s
intelligent brother Ariste is faultlessly portrayed by Kiff Scholl.
Kirsten Vangsness’ priceless performance of Chrysale’s mentally
unbalanced sister Belise is a comedic highlight. David Conner nails the role of egotistic poet Trissotin.
Rounding out the cast admirably are Lisa Clifton as the Martine the
maid, Brad Light as the hipster poet Vadius, and Frank Astran as
Ariste’s personal assistant.
Finally to be noted is a
special nod to the colorful set design. The literature literally
hanging from the ceiling to the portraits along each wall added
perfectly to the atmosphere.
The combination of a
fantastic script and talented cast are the reasons why you should go
see The Learned Ladies. The audience member will be a
guaranteed a wonderful time, while some may be subliminally programmed
to leave the theater speaking in rhyme. – Adrian Rennie
Produced for the NOTE by
Kirsten Vangsness, The Learned Ladies performs at the Theater
of Note, located at 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset Blvd)
in Hollywood, CA. Running through March 26th, 2005, performances are
Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. Admission range from $ 15.00 to
$20.00. Group rates are available.
For more reservations and
info, please call 323-856-8611.
Parking info – Theater of
Note will validate tickets for $3.00 if you park at the Arclight
Cinemas. To access the Arclight Parking lot, enter on Ivar (south of
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