balm

gilead

in

written by lanford wilson

“Director Leon Shanglebee and his merry band of 27 cast members and onstage musicians score points for tackling this unrelentingly offbeat script. The troupe pulls no punches in this psychosis-laden story set in and around a 1960s New York ghetto cafe. …imagine Hot L Baltimore on smack…The whole thing feels like a heroin-laced bowl of oatmeal… Shanglebee has assembled a core of strong talent."

BACKSTAGE WEST

Dink O'neal

June 9. 2005

“Leon Shanglebee’s superb direction distinguishes this revival of Lanford Wilson’s 1965 play about the patrons of a seedy Needle Park diner. Updating the action to 1973, Shanglebee adeptly captures what Wilson found so fascinating about street life but wisely refrains from sentimentalizing or glamorizing the characters."

LA WEEKLY

RECOMMENDED

Sandra Ross

Jun. 9. 2005

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