DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES: The Lounge Theatre; Los Angeles
*AWARD: Stage Scene LA Award OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE
"A harrowing portrait of the ravages of alcoholism ... Director Rebecca Hayes' bare-bones production is blessed with two shattering lead performances, eliciting raw emotional power ... This masterfully nuanced production leaves one with a lingering sense of profound melancholy." - Les Spindle, BACKSTAGE WEST CRITIC'S PICK OF THE WEEK!
"Director Rebecca Hayes wisely places her focus on eliciting authentic, nuanced performances from her cast, and on this she is rewarded by terrific work all around, particularly from her two stars ... With Bell and Battani center stage, we stay on both their sides up to the final curtain. Both stars excel at one of an actor’s greatest challenges—playing drunk, and not simply playing drunk, but playing varying degrees of drunkenness. At this and throughout, both are absolutely believable, and Battani in particular simply breaks our hearts ... Remains every bit as powerful and impactful as it was back in the black-and-white TV ‘50s. Trust me. It will leave you raw."
- STEVEN STANLEY, Stage Scene LA
"GO! The cast of five elevate the emotional material with their raw, honest performances." - PAULINE ADAMEK, LA Weekly
"This production gives us that love story unvarnished. And it is definitely worth a look." - SAMUEL BERNSTEIN, Edge Los Angeles