By Karoline Leach

Photos by David Colclasure


By Karoline Leach
Black Dahlia Theatre

Starring: Gabriel Olds and Deborah Puette

Set: Craig Siebels; Costumes: Audrey Fisher; Lights: Mike Durst; Sound: Joel Spence


LA Times:
“Recommended: A period suspense drama laced with modern psychological twists, “Tryst” charts its sinister, atmospheric arc…with an economical elegance that even the most discriminating genre fans will relish… these sharp performers energetically sell the piece in Robin Larsen’s crisply paced staging… the illusion is just about perfect.”

“Karoline Leach’s period drama gets a first-rate production in its West Coast premiere at the Black Dahlia Theater. The two actors are each excellent, delivering emotional and detailed work. Robin Larsen’s direction keeps the dramatic focus sharp, and uses the stage space effectively.”

LA Weekly:
“Recommended! Director Robin Larsen has put together a tight and accomplished production.”

“Critic’s Pick! Every aspect of Karoline Leach’s sterling play is superb. Providing a life-changing experience that comes close to stopping the heartbeat are the mind-shattering insight, the writing, Robin Larsen’s breathtaking direction and Gabriel Olds’ performance as George Love, supreme con artist, and Deborah Puette’s as Adelaide, his willing mark… this sweet production is hugely amusing, emotionally stirring, and infinitely memorable.”


2008 Backstage Garland Awards:
Direction, Robin Larsen
Set Design, Craig Siebels

2007 Ovation Award Nominations:
Best Production
Best Director, Robin Larsen
Best Set Design, Craig Siebels
Lead Actress in a Play, Deborah Puette

2007 Ovation Award:
Costume Design, Audrey Fisher

2008 LA Weekly Awards:
Best Two Person Play
Lead Male Performance, Gabriel Olds
Lead Female Performance, Deborah Puette

2007 LA Drama Critics Circle Award:
Lead Performance, Gabriel Olds

Ticketholder Awards, Top 10 Plays of the Year 2007
Los Angeles Times ‘Recommended’
Backstage Critic’s Pick

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