Deborah Klugman

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Reviews (4)
LA Weekly

for a previous production “Artfully directed...An 85-minute solo piece with Marmo in an intense and memorable performance...What powers the play is not only the inherent drama, of tragic proportions, in Bruce’s life but also Marmo’s flawless embodiment of the man. There’s never a moment when we doubt the person before us is this smart, tormented individual come to life. It’s an illuminating in-depth performance, worthy of its subject, a singular artist come and gone before his time.” Full Review

The Wholehearted
Lower E Side
Stage Raw

for a previous production "An intense, ambitious work in need of finessing...As the feisty Dee, working out in the gym, Holum has power and presence to spare. The problem comes when she’s depicting the other characters, Carmen and Charlie—her transitions are not crystal clear, and the narrative suffers...A very busy production—effective in depicting the forces arrayed against its tough yet vulnerable central character, but requiring some tidying up in its moment-to-moment staging." Full Review

LA Weekly

for a previous production "Lenk’s drama queen cavorts in the style of Gloria Swanson or some other tart-tongued, camera-worshipping celebrity...Lenk performs with flawless aplomb; if his character is a campy caricature, well, it’s an admirably crisp, well-paced one. In multiple roles, both Sullivan and Entwistle prove skilled comedians...The main problem comes down to the script, which features a smattering of laugh lines but too few...A lot of reiteration and excess silliness—not, for my money, the inspired kind." Full Review

Stage Raw

for a previous production "None of these other characters Gerry is talking to ever fully emerge as people, in colorful detail (to possibly make for an interesting story), nor is there any secret we learn about Gerry or any self-realization that brings purpose to his ramblings....Instead, the comedy is invested in his unapologetic self-infatuation, his outrageous acting out, rather than any cleverness in words or ideas...Some people did laugh....Two men a couple of seats down from me watched with poker faces, as I did." Full Review