A Love Lost Life

Silver Venue

11:20 PM Fri 5/18
  Sat 5/19
2:45 PM Sun 5/20
  Mon 5/21
  Tue 5/22
7:40 PM Wed 5/23
10:50 PM Thu 5/24
6:00 PM Fri 5/25
11:15 PM Sat 5/26
  Sun 5/27

Tickets: $10

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Read a review on the Orlando Sentinel Theatre Blog

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Reviews of "A Love Lost Life"

"...This is Brando's story, after all, in all its bleakness and faded glory. His life might be too much for any single documentary or play, but the loose framework of his children's failures gives it just enough focus."
--Tod Caviness (Orlando Sentinel)

"...This is good and interesting material, ably acted and deftly presented, without flourishes or gimmicks, in a very intimate way that makes each audience member feel as though he or she is being privately taken into confidence...This touching little drama is definitetly worth seeing."
--Michael Wanzie (Wanzie.com, 104.1 REAL Radio)

"Rob Ashkenas delivers a spot on Brando that transcends mere impersonation, and writer/actor David Barnes gives a chilling performance in this tightly crafted insightful drama. A MUST SEE!!"
--Frank McClain (Orlando Opera Company)

"'A Love Lost Life' was truly one of the highlights of this years Orlando Fringe. David {Barnes} shows us his considerable acting prowess in this tour de force performance. A Very thought provoking and sensitive portrayal of an American Icon. KUDOS!"
--What's Happening Orlando Magazine

Brando: One of the greatest American film actors of all time. An international icon. An eccentric. Rebel. A selfless activist. Father. Cautionary tale. Lover. Cultural myth. Visionary. The list goes on... Everyone has their own take on the late, great Marlon Brando. But how did he see himself? At the end of his illustrious and mysterious life, what personal demons did he face during those last moments of private reflection before passing into the great beyond? "A Love Lost Life" is a fact-based story that draws from Mr. Brando's own words, his documented life experiences, the triumphs and tragedies of his celebrated life, and shows the human side of one of the most reclusive and enigmatic figures of the twentieth century. Thoughtful. Unflinching. Heartbreaking. Cathartic. "A Love Lost Life" is a must-see for anyone who desires to know the truth about a conflicted man who happened to become a legend. This is the unauthorized story...


Evey wrote 13 years 7 weeks ago

I am not even a Brando fan,

I am not even a Brando fan, but this show was very powerful, I did not know about his tragic life's end... Just a great show, and Rob Ashkenas was so realistic I thought I was sitting there with Brando. More people need to see this show. Thanks Evey.

David wrote 13 years 8 weeks ago

Orlando Sentinal

Orlando Sentinal Review

Fringe review: 'A Love Lost Life'
posted by emaupin on May 20, 2007 8:48:30 PM
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Rob Ashkenas' portrayal of Marlon Brando may at first walk the edge of parody, but the impression soon fades. This is due as much to the gravity of the script as anything Ashkenas does, though he manages to hit the right notes throughout. A Love Lost Life relies heavily on that consistency, with the audience listening in for a one-sided interview with Brando during his final days. Sitting through his self-absorbed dialogue would quickly get old were it not for the counterpoint provided by the story of his children. David Barnes and Kelly Sullivan play Christian and Cheyenne Brando in a series of quick vignettes, and while they're not quite up to Ashkenas' chops, they don't need to be. If you know the story of the Brando kids' spiral into tragedy, you'll be able to see the train wreck coming. This is Brando's story, after all, in all its bleakness and faded glory. His life might be too much for any single documentary or play, but at 30 minutes, the loose framework of his children's failures gives it just enough focus.

-- Tod Caviness

Remaining performances: 7:40 p.m. Wednesday May 23, 10:50 p.m. May 24, 6 p.m. Friday May 25, 11:15 p.m. Saturday May 26. Pink venue.


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