The Unexpected Man

LA WEEKLY says, "GO! ...excellent...subtle but powerful..."

"Berns is laudable." - LA TIMES

"The Unexpected Man a memorable train ride towards theatrical excellence." - LA SPLASH

"Happily unexpected...An unexpected delight." -SOCAL

"Bright Eyes Productions’ superb presentation of “The Unexpected Man” offers an acting tour de force." - TOLUCAN TIMES

BACKSTAGE says "...fascinating play—quiet, low-key—which relies on meticulous performances..."

Friday, Feb. 19th - 8PM

Sat, Feb 20 – Sun, Mar 28
Friday & Saturday at 8:00PM
Sunday at 3:00PM

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$20.00 General Admission

Special Show Info
Running time: 90 minutes.
No intermission. No Late Seating! Allow time for parking.


The Lounge Theatre 2
6201 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90038
Ample Street Parking
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Special Theatre Info
Wheelchair access - Theatre seats 45

The theatre has concessions.

(323) 960-7785

Bright Eyes Productions
The Unexpected Man
by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by David Robinson
Judy Jean Berns and Ronald Hunter

THE STORY:Two strangers on a train. One is a famous author, the other a great admirer of his. Will she have the nerve to bring his latest book out of her bag and read it? Or better yet, will she have the nerve to speak to him? In searching monologues, author and admirer reveal the rich unpredictability of their inner lives, and a journey that began simply as a trip from Paris to Frankfurt becomes an adventure of the mind.

"Reza's artful play may persuade you that there is nothing of greater value in all the world than a brief encounter between strangers on a train." —The New Yorker. "This is a subtle, touching work about lonely people who allow only their imaginations to run wild." —NY Daily News. "…an elegant, witty little play full of sad observations about life and loneliness, about the ways fantasies can shape encounters." —NY Post.

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