Posts Tagged ‘Geffen Playhouse’

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

It’s a long summer day’s journey into the darkest nighttime of their souls for the illness-and-addiction-plagued Tyrones of Eugene O’Neill’s 20th-century classic Long Day’s Journey Into Night, now getting a superbly acted and designed Geffen Playhouse revival under Jeanie Hackett’s inspired direction.
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THE LION

One man, six guitars, fifteen songs, and Benjamin Scheuer’s extraordinary true-life tale add up to twenty-two reasons not to miss the Geffen Playhouse L.A. Premiere of the award-winning international sensation The Lion.
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ICEBERGS

An indie filmmaker and his actress wife invite a trio of friends into their Silver Lake home for ninety minutes of contemporary American playwriting at its most entertaining in Alena Smith’s timely and touching, humorous and human Icebergs, a World Premiere dramedy that proves one of the Geffen Playhouse’s best.
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THE MODEL APARTMENT

Though likely to prove a considerably harder sell than the playwright’s more audience-friendly later works, Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies’ 1988 The Model Apartment has been given a Geffen Playhouse intimate revival worth seeing for its all-around superb performances, direction, and design.
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BARBECUE

Trailer trash knows no color in the sordid lives brought to booze-chugging, drug-snorting, profanity-spewing life in Barbecue, Robert O’Hara’s outrageously twisted, hysterically funny new comedy now making its West Coast debut at the Geffen Playhouse, and that’s just Act One.
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BIG SKY

Neil Simon meets Euripides in Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros’s Big Sky, a Geffen Playhouse World Premiere that ends up far more than simply the one-liner-packed comedic romp its first act would lead you to expect.
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STAGE KISS

Noël Coward meets Noises Off meets Conor McPherson when a couple of onetime lovers find themselves lip-locked once again in not one but two not-so-brilliant regional theater productions in Sarah Ruhl’s scrumdiddlyumptious backstage comedy Stage Kiss, now getting its West Coast Premiere at the Geffen Playhouse.
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SEX WITH STRANGERS

Sexual sparks fly when a prim-and-proper one-flop-wonder of a novelist and a best-selling chronicler of a year’s worth of one-night stands find themselves the only guests in a rural bed-and-breakfast in Sex With Strangers, Laura Eason’s provocative, conversation-provoking, undeniably sexy dramedy, now making its Los Angeles debut at the Geffen Playhouse.
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