Four Places

By Joel Drake Johnson

Photos by David Colclasure and John Flynn


Four Places
By Joel Drake Johnson
Rogue Machine Theatre

Starring: Tim Bagley, Anne Gee Byrd, Roxanne Hart, Lisa Rothschiller

Set: Mark Guirguis; Costumes: Jocelyn Hublau-Parker; Lights: Angeline Summers-Marvel; Sound: Veronica J. Lancaster


Broadway world:
“In fact, the play has everything going for it: great writing, directing, acting and technical values…The acting is superb…Larsen’s staging and pace are excellent…Four Places is intense, remorseless drama at its finest.”

LA Times:
“Critic’s Choice: Director Robin Larsen and her fine cast are happy to put us through the ringer…”

LA Weekly:
“GO!: The manner in which Drake tells this story — blending humor and stark ugliness, while exploring themes of sibling rivalry, marital infidelity and even euthanasia — is thoroughly engaging and held in sharp balance by director Robin Larsen. The characters are fully fleshed out, both in the writing and the performances, as disturbing for their vulnerabilities as for their anger.”

“Joel Drake Johnson’s savvy and sensitive drama gets edgier by the minute, and in director Robin Larsen’s riveting West Coast–premiere rendition, it’s a funny and heart-wrenching vehicle for four astonishingly effective actors.”

Stage and Cinema:
“…the best-acted play in Los Angeles…Robin Larsen’s sharp-edged and crisp direction is sympathetic to every nuance which playwright Johnson comes up with; it is also lively and — perhaps you’ll be surprised to hear this — devastatingly funny.”


2010 Backstage Garland Awards:
Best Production
Best Director, Robin Larsen

2010 Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle Awards:
Ensemble Performance

2010 Ovation Award:
Best Production of a Play (Intimate Theater)

2010 Ovation Award Nominations:
Director of a Play, Robin Larsen
Lead Actress in a Play, Anne Gee Byrd
Lead Actress in a Play, Roxanne Hart
Featured Actress in a Play, Lisa Rothschiller

Los Angeles Times Critic’s Choice
Backstage West Critic’s Pick
LA Weekly GO

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