Felix Pire Rocks “This Way to Your Ritual Lobotomy”

Talented actor, Felix Pire inhabits over a dozen characters and gives an entertaining and compelling performance in his one-man show, “This Way to Your Ritual Lobotomy” playing at the Avery Schreiber Theatre in North Hollywood.

Produced by Emrhys ritual-lobotomy-062310-v2Cooper and conceived by accomplished playwright, Guillermo Reyes, the play explores a wide range of subjects that include the paparazzi, erectile dysfunction, cults and the son of Lee Harvey Oswald. Woven together with an imagining of Cuba’s Elian Gonzales, the play touts a strong apocalyptic message, pointing out that technology is no substitute for human communication.

Besides the plentiful laughter, audience interaction and political satire, the play also touches on the death of the playwright’s mother from cancer.  It is a sobering moment in the show but one from which we are quickly diverted.

The scenes are mostly brisk and fast paced, with effective visuals and a wide range of costumes and props that make for a fun hour and fifteen minutes.

Expertly directed by Paul Storiale, “This Way to Your Ritual Lobotomy” is an impressive and well executed effort. Felix Pare is outstanding.

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays and is well worth a look. Tickets are $20.

We give it: **** (four stars)

The Avery Schreiber Theatre is located at 11050 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood CA 91601

Website: http://www.averyschreibertheatre.com

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