Off Book

Comedy · falling apples · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America

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ANONYMOUS says "sweet" · July 22, 2015
Great show! Fun, funny, and original. The choose-your-own-ending aspect is especially exciting. I'll be going to see this show a few times to try to catch a different ending. The cast definitely has their work cut out for them in "Off Book". The dialogue and action is fast paced, and there is a lot going on on stage at once. Especially in the first act. Act one is the setup for opening night of a play. The action is happening all around you. The production uses almost the entire theater. There is almost constantly someone coming in or out of every door and backstage entrance in the building at any given time during act one. During the intermission the audience votes for who plays the lead in act 2. I caught the stage manager with stage fr... full review

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ANONYMOUS says "sweet" · July 24, 2015
Delightfully original concept and a very well executed script. Funny and charming. A great cast, every one of them talented and professional. A perfect evening out for everyone.... full review

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DINK O'NEAL arts in la says "bitter sweet" · July 25, 2015
Often chaotic, intentionally or otherwise, under Paul McGee’s occasionally uneven direction, this setup introduces us to the requisite ensemble of stereotypical theater folk. The story is a little hard to follow at times, due to breakneck pacing, which does a disservice to Dattoli’s often humorous repartee.... full review

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DEBBIE KAGY tolucan times says "sweet" · July 26, 2015
Director Paul McGee does a great job of keeping the cast moving at a fast pace so that there is never a dull moment and an endless supply of laughs. ... full review

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ADAM CONNER says "sweet" · July 27, 2015
This play is a lot of fun. Its "Choose-your-own-adventure" aspect lends itself to multiple viewings, just to see the potential endings. I've seen a couple performances (there is a discount for return visits) and the the changes the actors face in the second act must really be keeping them on their toes. It's a bit fast paced, with multiple things happening on stage simultaneously, so I was finding that there were many things I missed the first time around, but that's far from a bad thing; seeing it twice gave me a chance to focus on different characters the next time. If you're looking for a night out (and more importantly, to HAVE FUN) then be sure to check this one out before it's run is over.... full review

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COURTNEY KENSINGTON says "sweet" · July 27, 2015
To be honest, theater isn't usually my first pick for entertainment so I lack the knowledge and experience, but "Off Book" has definitely changed my view. I have never been so entertained watching anything from start to finish in my life. I was so impressed with the concept, storyline, dialogue, acting, and pretty much everything else about this play. I felt so engaged from having the character playing the director enter in the first scene from the audience to having to vote how I would like the second act to play out. I have already seen the show twice now, and I am definitely seeing it again because I am so intrigued to see the alternate endings. I am especially impressed with the writing. It was so quick, witty, and relatable that it had... full review

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SAMANTHA SIMMONDS-RONCEROS nohoartsdistrict says "sweet" · July 31, 2015
The writer Khai Dattoli has given us a rare treat in the theatre and something unexpected, strange and wonderful, a surprise ending. Each of the actors in this play are superb, and so committed to the epic panic and pandemonium that I really was on the edge of my seat wondering if they could pull it off. But pull it off they did…brilliantly. ... full review

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BOB VERINI arts in la, variety, stage raw says "bitter sweet" · August 16, 2015
Khai Dattoli’s Off Book seemed to inspire considerable mirth in the small but indomitable crowd at the Secret Rose Theater on a recent Friday evening. I wish I could have shared more of that mirth, but I want to encourage the plucky young Falling Apples Theater Company because there’s an energy there that should be prized and refined.... full review

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