Talking with Angels - the true story of Gitta Mallasz
Thu, Jan 31 – Sun, Feb 10
Thurs, Fri, Sat 8pm
Sunday - Feb. 3 - No Performance
$25 Thurs, Fri, Sat
$15 rush tix available at all performances 30 minutes before curtain
Special Show Info
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
Complex (Ruby) Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038
Special Theatre Info
Wheelchair accessible in the Ruby Theatre.
Shelley Mitchell gives a tour de force performance of her adaptation of this extraordinary true story. TALKING WITH ANGELS is based the diaries of four young Hungarian artists during the final months of the Holocaust. They experienced psychologically provocative conversations with numinous forces that appeared to them, at that time, as angels.
"Mitchell switches seamlessly between the aged Mallasz and the grace of the seraphs, interspersing ethereal matters with the more earthly concern of the ever-increasing danger of living in Nazi-occupied Hungary... Mitchell's consummate skill as a performer illuminates this thoughtful combination of human bravery and the divine."
Irish Theatre Magazine
"Shelley Mitchell has such an alchemical gift for performance that one would have to reach back in time... to the medium of film- to Joanne Woodward in "The Three Faces of Eve," or John Barrymore in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"- to find a parallel for this actor's ability to transform from one character to another. ...If it is relatively rare to come away from theater genuinely moved, it is even rarer to emerge from a play with a spiritual infusion." John Beebe, pres. Carl Jung Inst. S.F.