The Temperamentals

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By Jon Marans
Directed by Michael Matthews
The Blank Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
April 15 – June 5, 2011

-LA Weekly

“…Playwright Jon Marans employs theatrical short-hand and presentational style to tell a wide-ranging, complex tale, and director Michael Matthews gives it a lively staging, assisted by an able and engaging cast…”

-LA Weekly

“Critics Pick”
– Backstage

“…This production vividly dramatizes the suffocating closet of a restrictive era. Kurt Boetcher’s set, a two-level stage against a black brick wall, evokes the seedy places where “temperamentals” had to congregate, and director Michael Matthews’ stylized opening, in which men in trench coats and fedoras stalk each other with a mixture of menace and seduction, could be a film noir sequence.”

-LA Times

“…director Michael Matthews excels at his craft and has staged a show both spare and elegant. He makes great use of a small set (designed by Kurt Boetcher) that looks like the inside of an abandoned factory, while utilizing a lighting design (Cameron Zetty) that brilliantly establishes a different feel for every implied location the men find themselves in…The Temperamentals is an absolute must-see. The icing on the cake is the phenomenally talented cast and production team.”

-Frontiers LA