Theatre Review>>Lake Anne at The Road Theatre
The Road Theatre Company is one of the NoHo Arts District’s long-time theatre companies, making North Hollywood their home for more than 15 years. They are known for doing world premiere productions and their latest production, “Lake Anne,” is on the top of the list for me. It is by far the best drama I have seen in many years!
The play is about a former prima ballerina teetering on the edge, her fragile damaged son, a protege/relative who may be offering more than a dance and a mother with her own agenda. I don’t want to give a more detailed description….you must see the show.
Every component of the play was excellent. Playwright Marthe Rachel Gold has been a long-time physician but, before her health career, she was an actor and playwright. Fortunately, she decided once again to enrich her life and ours with writing “Lake Anne.” Marthe Rachel Gold has written a play that is capable of personally touching the heart and soul of every audience member. John Frank Levey (Director) is the four-time, Emmy Award-winning casting director but returned to his first professional love, the theatre to direct “Lake Anne.” He is a stellar director. The cast features: Laurie O’Brien, Laura Gardner, Michael Traynor, Alex Smith and Stephanie Michels. Their performances were magnificent. These actors are extremely talented which the audience attested to with a standing ovation.
This production had the award-winning design team the Road Theatre is known for. The scenic design is by JR Bruce. The lighting design is by Derrick McDaniel. The costume design is by Lyn Paolo. The sound design is by David B. Marling. The prop design is by Rich Kerns. This design team needs to be acknowledged for an extraordinary job. Also, the show was certainly enriched by the creative choreography done by well-known choreographer Cate Caplin.
I would like to give special thanks to the executive producers, Taylor Gilbert and Sam Anderson and the producers Sean Spann and Miles Warner for bringing such quality theatre to the NoHo Arts District. BRAVO!
Please note that this production is at the Road Theatre’s SECOND theatre space, The Road On Magnolia at the NoHo Senior Artists Colony at 10747 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601. This is a brand new theatre space in the NoHo Arts District!
This show should not be missed. Get your tickets HERE>>
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