“Unemployed Elephants – A Love Story” @ The Little Victory Theatre

The Little Victory Theatre is presenting the world premiere of “Unemployed Elephants – A Love Story”

An AWESOME romcom, (romantic comedy) about two people who find one another while on a search for a missing monk. 

“Unemployed Elephants” is fast-paced, fantastic, funny, smart and an ABSOLUTE must, must, must see!   I’m not kidding, see this one if you see nothing else this season.  It’ll be the best show you’ve seen in years.  When “Unemployed Elephants” is nominated, winning awards the world over, you’ll get bragging rights for having been one of the first to have discovered it.  Too much?  I don’t think so.  There aren’t enough accolades to bestow on this laugh ‘til your sides ache play to do it justice.

“Unemployed Elephants” is a story about a couple who experience a meet cuteat an airport lounge, again on the plane, then again and again until finally at the tropical paradise of Myanmar (Burma), where they “get together.”  She’s a little uptight, a bit of a shrew and guarded.  He’s a charming fabricator of alternative facts, okay he’s a liar. Away from the maddening crowd, the two spend their time getting to know and accept one another, warts and all.  Confessions are made then replaced with new lies.  With lies mounting, their relationship gains momentum and blooms. 

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Bravo, bravo for author Wendy Graf, whose dialogue is hilarious, witty and beautifully written.  Wendy’s storytelling tells us who these people are and has us rooting for them to succeed.  

Spectacular performances by Brea Bee, (Jane) the ying to Marshall McCabe’s yang.  Together these two made magical chemistry, filling the stage with warmth and playfulness.  We know their characters from their first meeting.  How these two polar opposite characters could ever become a viable couple works only because Brea and Marshall brought them to life exquisitely. 

Evan A. Bartoletti’s set design is one of exquisiteness, awe and a character to the piece.  Wow!  I coveted and loved the set. 

Maria Gobetti‘s direction is flawless.  All movement had a natural, seamless flow.

The creative team; Carol Doehring, Lighting Design, Meagan Evers, Costume Designer, Noah Andrade, Sound Design and Original Music Composition, and Nick Santiago, Projection Designer, all gave “Unemployed Elephants” the tight backdrop that made this play a smash hit!

Looking for great live entertainment, “Unemployed Elephants” is what you want to go out to enjoy!  This is live theatre at its best.

“Unemployed Elephants” performances are Friday, Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm, extends through April 29!



Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
Author: Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros is a British writer and filmmaker living In Los Angeles.