For once I didn’t read the reviews of a show I was in, but that also means I didn’t share them – until now.
The story takes on a dark tone when a quartet of gun toting gangster thugs turn up, holding the others captive. They are played by a tough George Tovar (in the Bogart role), an animated David Mingrino, Damien Burke, and Roger Payano.
… high-stakes drama that is surprisingly still relevant and as wildly entertaining today as it must have been in 1935 when it was written… top-notch theatrical entertainment.
The Petrified Forest endures because it has it all: romance, suspense, danger, sex and even a little politics. A fantasy of the highway, it unfurls like a dream of a still-untamed corner of the American West.
The story has an incredible denouement, with all actors, an amazing ensemble of 18, each one gifted in his\her own right, and at a level always expected from the productions at Theatre West. This cast has done a great service to the playwright’s brilliant, and at times, intense story.