- The Belfry Stage
- Run Time
- 2 Hrs. 30 Mins.
- Performance Dates
- Apr. 16-May 9
- Days & Time
- Thu-Sat @ 8pm*
TOP 10 RECOMMENDED: "Theatre Unleashed's effective revival thrives from a terrific ensemble.”
The only way to survive is total retreat and surrender. Sometimes. No matter what we want or how unfair all that seems. Such is the very unpalatable, powerful truth this production gives us.”
Terrific performances by a thoroughly engaging Ivy Khan and a riveting Jim Martyka.”
TOP 10 RECOMMENDED: "Khan is excellent as Theresa, showing how the character's persona of being an experienced, tough journalist gradually breaks down within the nightmare of her situation."
Anchored by a solid leading performance, and enlivened by a teetering-on-the-edge supporting performance, Theatre Unleashed’s production of Rebecca Gilman’s 'Boy Gets Girl' brings a bit of a chill to hot nights in North Hollywood.”
RECOMMENDED: "Martyka is also impressive as Tony, initially deceptively harmless, but eventually exploding into a torrent of need and rage."
'Boy Gets Girl' offers a grim vision, but an honest and needed one. And Theatre Unleashed gives it a very respectable production.”
We want (and need) Mr. Martyka’s unpredictable energy to liven things up. His Tony in the early scenes was a wild card, and his muted explosions – usually followed immediately by profuse apologies – sent jolts of electricity onto the stage.”
As Theresa, Ivy Kahn takes hold of the play at once, and never lets it slip. We know and believe her every second, as the center around which the story grows."
'Boy Gets Girl' continues the company's necessary and noteworthy campaign to push the conversation of gender politics forward, and it excels at that mission in spades.”
Jim Martyka’s portrayal of Tony is also adept: He wins us gently and swiftly, then shakes us loose bit by bit with hints — then moments — of anger, until we are horrified.”
The entire ensemble's incredible focus and purpose to tell this story drag the audience into the action, forcing us not only to dwell in the fear that has become Theresa's existence but to question everything that we have taken for granted when it comes to everyday interactions.”
'Boy Gets Girl' is a timely, necessary piece of theatre, and Theatre Unleashed stages it compellingly."
But the play nevertheless provides juicy roles for actors, and small theatres such as Theatre Unleashed provide a valuable service by offering this kind of opportunity.”
Hard on the heels of Unleashed’s equally provocative 'Ligature Marks', this is yet another example of what LA’s small theaters can do — and why we love them.”
Rebecca Gilman is a playwright to hail. 'Boy Gets Girl' is gripping and important; the finest, most disturbing American play in years!"
A disturbing chiller...the play works powerfully at its most basic level as a suspenseful tale about the unraveling of a strong woman's sense of security in the urban jungle."
Wall Street Journal
A smart, unsettling play!"
The New York Times
The play is first-rate."
#1 Play of the Year!"
- Eric Cire* Les Kennkat
- Gregory Crafts* Producer / Lighting Design
- Jenn Scuderi Crafts* Graphic Design
- Kate Dyler* Det. Madeleine Beck
- Rebecca Gilman Playwright
- Ivy Khan* Theresa Bedell
- Sammi Lappin* Harriet
- Jim Martyka* Tony / Publicity
- Bobby McGlynn* Howard Siegel
- Jacob Smith* Director & Set Design
- Eric Stachura* Mercer Stevens
- Cameron Stark* Stage Manager
Supporting Team Diana