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LA Theater Review

Hog Riot!

This short play, written and directed by Laurel Long, is set in Manhattan in spring 1826, when pigs shared the streets with humans and were a continual nuisance to the city fathers. While the premise of the piece intrigues, it goes nowhere in this flat production. Long's script is mostly aimless, relying on thematic clichés and caricatures of rich and poor characters. The acting is student-level and the direction uninspired. A couple of fun tableaus at the end of the piece provide a moment or two of relief, but otherwise the show is missable.

Dollface Ensemble at Arena Stage at Theatre of Arts, 1625 Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood. Sat., June 11, 18, & 25, 2 p.m.

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