Before the Red Trees Come — theater review for LA Weekly, Fringe

Here is another review for LA Weekly of a Fringe show that was less than impressive…

Before the Red Trees Come

A man-baby – an everyman-type – awakens in a room and learns how to dress himself. He ventures into a park and encounters a cranky, throat-clearing fellow who just wants to read his newspaper in peace, a hobbling old man, a pretty lady and a nearsighted gardener. Our hero discovers sunlight and the joy of nature.

Written/produced by Kristopher Lee Bicknell, and co-produced by Jessica Lauren Richmond, this silent and whimsical absurdist play relies heavily on the performers’ unremarkable physicality and silent movie-style recorded piano accompaniment.

Unfortunately the whole 45-minute show plays out like a clown-school improv exercise, with each actor swapping roles.

Pointless but sweet.

Before the Red Trees Come

The Actors Company

916A Formosa Ave., Hlywd.;

Fri, June 15, Sun., June 17,  Fri.-Sat., June 22-23, all perfs 9 p.m.


For more information on all Hollywood Fringe Festival plays, visit their official site.




Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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