The Old Gent
“Superb blend of slapstick and satire. This side-splitting tale harnesses the extraordinary skills of a perfect cast…rollicking tour de force” – LA Splash
The cast includes….an irritated non-believer Botard (the officiously delightful Peter Elbling) Stage and Cinema
“Terrific. Language used passionately and brilliantly…it’s the words that make these plays work and the actors have complete mastery over them. They rival anything you’ll find on bigger commercial stages” – Santa Monica Daily Press
Peter Ebling is a very notable comedian, playing a rustic townsman, and also Botard, a co-worker whose communist leanings begin sprouting all over, before he goes all the way to Rhinocerosy -- Venice Beachhead
“A thrilling ride on a well mounted Rhinoceros. So ironically funny (and sad) that various lines of dialogue throughout Ionesco’s comedy resonate in its timely relevance today” Broadway World
“…’illuminated with darkly hilarious urgency in Pacific Resident Theatre’s superbly staged and disconcertingly timely revival.” LA TIMES REVIEW.
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A family play, which careens from Chekhovian pathos to French farce, The Grand Irrationality toys with the notion that family is destiny. Like it or not, we cannot escape the imprint of our childhood. But we must come to terms with it in order to grow and move on with our lives.
|Reviews for The Grand Irrationality|
Highlighting the acting, Elbling is, to borrow a delightful British adjective from the dialogue, stupendous. He creates the heart of a very unsympathetic character, and he displays pristine timing that lets Murray speak naturally without cutting off his scene partners’ lines. Arts in LA Jan 15th
The ensemble keeps it light and canny, particularly Elbling LA Times Jan 17th
Peter Elbling endears Murray, Guy’s ne’er-do-well father, to the audience with bumbling charm. BackstageJan 13th
Murray (Peter Elbling), Guy and Rose’s father, is snarky and belligerent, exposing the trauma he went through after the death of his alcoholic wife. Daily Bruin Jan 15th
Bess Meyer is good as French-accented charity activist Vivienne, as is Peter Elbling as Guy’s father Murray. LA Arts Beat Jan 16th
Marcel makes a fine leading man mixing gravitas and confusion with great drollery, while Donovan and Elbling add bite and suspense to their more familiar types. Hollywood Reporter Jan 17th
"Glorious" (below) was a wonderful way to get back on the stage.
Photos are from the play Glorious. (Click to see Review.)
Links to the Spanish version of the original V on which I played the only gay lizard in history.