My car automatically led me to my regular theatre home base, the Elephant Lab to be exact, located on a stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard just west of Vine. I was there to see Danny & the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley, a show that I’ve heard some buzz about recently. And rightly so, I’m very glad I left the comfy confines of my apartment that evening as this piece of theatre stayed with me long past the final scene.
On all accounts this show was top notch. From the moment I walked in to the dimly lit theatre I was fully immersed in the seedy New York bar where an unlikely love story would eventually unfold between 2 very colorful characters. We eventually are left wondering if they will ever find true happiness, one obviously doubts that these 2 could ever sustain a healthy relationship however sometimes 2 negatives cancel each other out to make a positive….right? Obviously I’m no scientist but the optimist that I am believes in Danny & Roberta.
Danny & The Deep Blue Sea runs Friday and Saturday at 8pm and has been extended through September 1st at the Elephant Lab, 1078 Lillian Way (corner of Santa Monica and Lillian) – directly between Cahuenga and Vine on the SOUTH side of Santa Monica Blvd.