Rave Reviews for the Los Angeles World Premiere

of Miserable with an Ocean View

"A wonderfully brilliant production that is filled with just as much humor as it has true heart.  Very smartly written by Howard Skora." - Lorenzo Marchessi - The Geek Authority

Our top ten pick for theater in Los Angeles. ...funny ...outrageous. - Stage Raw.  

"5 out of 5 stars. 
"Miserable with An Ocean View," as the title so cleverly indicates, is satire and dark comedy to the utmost degree... Playwright Howard Skora and director Jim Fall are brilliant...The ensemble and production is well worthy of its sold out crowds and many accolades it is receiving. The play is a fine example of passionate acting at its best." - LA Examiner

"An entertaining, take-no-prisoners black comedy, Miserable with an Ocean View combines hilarious one-liners, expressive acting, and excellent timing as it dishes family malfunction and finding oneself."​ - Tolucan Times

"Howard Skora’s script is clever and funny, and Jim Fall’s direction is superb, both displaying well polished crafts. The... actors are fantastic and spot-on with their characters, and it is great to see Patty McCormack again...  It’s a dark, funny comedy that will have you laughing your pants off." - NohoArtsDistrict.com

"5 out of 5 stars." - Grigware Reviews


"Miserable is laugh-out-loud funny with fluid direction from Jim Fall and a marvelous cast headed by Patty McCormack (The Bad Seed, Frost/Nixon). Skora's openly aggressive sense of humor runs wild...sustains the comedic momentum and really grabs the audience." - Broadway World.

"5 out of 5 stars...  Equally masterful to August: Osage County.  McCormack (the evil child from "The Bad Seed") continues to be the spawn of Satan in this riveting yet riotous tale. McCormack appears to be pure evil - but Skora is able to find the absurdity and humor in some of the most shocking situations. His words come to beautiful life with one of the most flawless casts ever to grace the stage in the guise of the three actors who play McCormack's children.  The terrific cast and brilliant script are only enhanced by director Jim Fall, who seems to know how to push his actors to the edge but is able to stop them from going too far." Kevin M. Thomas - Examiner.com