Go Out Before it Closes: LA Times, L.A. Goes Out

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“Go out before it closes: Odyssey Theatre in Sawtelle has a visiting production presented by Christopher Sepulveda and 3Gems Productions coming to a close this weekend. Greg Burdick’s new play “Accommodation” follows a concerned parent who confronts a high school science teacher about not following state- and federal-mandated modifications for her son’s learning disability.”

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NoHo Arts Review of “Accommodation”

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““Accommodation” is an extraordinary play. Truly. And this cast of brilliant, mostly female actors is absolutely incredible. They leave it all on the stage, as they say, with their riveting and poignant performances.  As a woman, I would also like to add that the fact that everyone, except the student, is female in this piece which was a stroke of genius. They fight each other and themselves, torn between the instinct to save and the instinct to teach. And I relate completely. Brilliant. 
“Accommodation” runs at The lovely Odyssey Theatre for the next couple of weeks and you should absolutely see this fantastic play!!!” 

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Review: ACCOMMODATION | Broadway World

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“The teacher, Celeste Dawkins is vividly portrayed with all her emotional baggage by Sandy Bainum, her every move reflecting her overwhelming dedication to teaching as well as her ever-exploding anger when challenged by anyone as to her ability to do her job well.”

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Accommodation – Stage Raw Reviews

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“The play is co-directed by brothers Brandon Baer and Garrett Baer, and they do a splendid job of staging the action. They also extract first class performances from their cast. Bainum is a veritable force of nature as the volatile, disillusioned and burned-out teacher. Her quicksilver emotions roll out effortlessly, smoothly and fully. Bradshaw is sympathetic and utterly believable as a desperate parent advocating for her son.”

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ACCOMMODATION Stage Scene LA

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“It’s powerful, insightful writing made even finer by a positively stunning Bainum, an all-around splendid supporting cast, sibling directors Brandon Baer and Garrett Baer operating on all cylinders here, and a crème-de-la-crème design team who make Accommodation’s World Premiere look like a million bucks.”

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Grove City Native Talks Playwriting

“The play is a drama that centers on teacher Celeste Dawkins, who is pushed to the brink when she’s accused of not honoring the requirements to accommodate a student’s additional learning needs.

“We see her on her worst day,” he said of Dawkins.”

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PREMIERES L.A. Stage Insider

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“Odyssey Theatre in West L.A is hosting the Premier of “Accommodation,” focusing on a conference between a parent of a child with special needs and a teacher that escalates into a high stakes lawsuit, written by Greg Burdick.”

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PREMIERE L.A. Stage Insider

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“Odyssey Theatre in West L.A is hosting the Premier of “Accommodation,” focusing on a conference between a parent of a child with special needs and a teacher that escalates into a high stakes lawsuit, written by Greg Burdick.”

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Interview: Playwright Greg Burdick Talks ACCOMMODATION

“A 9th grade science teacher, dangerously close to burnout, reaches her breaking point and makes her school district the target of a high-stakes lawsuit. Amid the chaos, she questions the wisdom of granting “every child every chance,” when the world outside of her classroom isn’t always as forgiving.”

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Accommodation Premiere – BroadwayWorld

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“Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. is hosting the Premiere of “Accommodation,” focusing on the inherent risks a science teacher takes by making special considerations for students claiming to have unique needs in her classroom, when the real world outside its walls doesn’t seem to care. Written by Greg Burdick and directed by Brandon Baer & Garrett Baer, the cast features Sandy Bainum, Sufe Bradshaw, Jacob Cherry, Sol Crespo, Laura Niemi and Massi Pregoni. Previews June 15-17. Opens June 18 (5pm), continuing through July 9 at the Odyssey Theatre.”

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