~ runs through March 22, 2015 ~
Odyssey Theatre | 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. | Los Angeles, California | 310-477-2055
Ticket & Other Info
I have been a admirer of Kevin McKidd's work for a long time. I watched him in Rome, and Journeyman, as well as various movie rolls before/after he landed on Grey's Anatomy. Being I am from Canada, over all those years I never dreamed that I would ever get the chance to see him in front of me, or even meet him.
So when I heard about Anna Christie, and also as a fan of live productions (plays, music, anything really) I knew I had to make this happen.
I immediately bought tickets for two showings of the play when they went on sale, booked flights, and texted my friend Heather in Orange County to tell her I was coming for a visit, and we were going to see Anna Christie.
I flew into LA the day before the plays, picking up my rental car, headed straight for my friend Heather’s place in Orange County. The day of the play we got to the theatre just in time (traffic!!) for the first show, met the lovely Maya (marrymeowen) :) and we settled into our seats. For both shows I picked seats on either side of the stage not knowing where the best view would be from. The stage was very beautifully simple, they had a large rectangular tank of water, and the stage placed diagonally across the water. They had very few props, a few tables, chairs, lamps and crates, minimal lighting often coming from just those lamps, and a few hanging from the ceiling. The room was filled with water fog which the light bounced off of perfectly, making it feel much like you were on the water.
The matinee seats found us on the long side of the rectangular stage, right in front of the water. Warning: this is the splash zone. ;)