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10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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May 2011

The Escort

May 1, 2011 @ 12:00 AM - May 8, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

Jane Anderson’s play about a high-class call girl seeks to challenge audience definitions of open-mindedness through  mature language and nudity. More information.

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June 2011

Extraordinary Chambers

June 1, 2011 @ 12:00 AM - July 3, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

David Wiener’s play—a world premiere—is set in Cambodia, as an American businessman and his wife find the ghosts of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious killing fields haunting their lives and challenging their belief system. More information.     

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Superior Donuts

June 25, 2011 @ 12:00 AM - July 10, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

When a young, fast-talking optimist named Franco steps into Arthur Przybyszewski's store, things change for both men. This sweet, funny tale by Tony and Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts examines how friendships can blossom in the unlikeliest of places, in this case a doughnut shop in a diverse Chicago neighborhood. More information.

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October 2011

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

October 1, 2011 @ 12:00 AM - October 9, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

This 2010 Pulitzer finalist uses the pro wrestling arena to explore globalization, racism, and other issues without needing Mickey Rourke to play the wrestler. More information.  

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December 2011

Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie

December 1, 2011 @ 12:00 AM - December 11, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

Alan Alda has portrayed controversial AIDS scientist Robert Gallo and the more sympathetic physicist Richard Feynman. Now he’s written Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, a drama about the radiation research pioneer. Alda doesn’t go so far as to play Marie (he’s not even in the cast), but this world premiere is in the capable hands of veteran director Daniel Sullivan. More information.

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February 2012

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

February 1, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - February 12, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

Everything about the late journalist Molly Ivins was Texas size, especially the populist left hooks of her columns. Tough broad Kathleen Turner plays one of the toughest. More information.

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The Jacksonian

February 7, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - March 18, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman, and Bess Rous team up for this darkly humorous play from Pulitzer winner Beth Henley. More information. 

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April 2012

Good People

April 3, 2012 @ 8:00 PM - May 13, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

That’s the premise behind Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s meditation on fate, destiny, and how the other half lives. More information. 

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June 2012

Story Pirates: The Flagship Show

June 30, 2012 @ 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

This is the final production of the “Story Pirates” series, a joint effort between local schools and the Geffen in which students’ original plays are brought to life. More information.

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July 2012

The Exorcist

July 3, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - August 12, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

A whole new take on William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel about the battle between good and evil lurking within 10-year-old Regan’s body. More information.

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November 2012

Nothing To Hide

November 27, 2012 @ 12:00 AM - February 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

Neil Patrick Harris directs a stage show that joins sleight-of-hand artists Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães on an imaginary journey of magic. More information.

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February 2013

Miss Julie

February 26, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - April 7, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

It ain’t Downton Abbey. So lascivious that it was banned in Britain until 1936, August Strindberg’s drama about the sexy affair between the lady of the house and a lowly footman gets the Neil LaBute treatment. More information

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April 2013

American Buffalo

April 2, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - May 12, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

David Mamet’s taut drama follows three thieves as they plot to swipe a rare coin. Expect a barrage of the playwright’s rapid-fire dialogue delivered faster than a crook can crack a safe. More information.

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August 2013

Rapture, Blister, Burn

August 13, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - September 22, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

Gina Gionfriddo’s Pulitzer-nominated comedy follows the paths of four women who examine how the pressures of the progressive life create real-world dilemmas. It’s not your mother’s feminism. More information.

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October 2013

Wait Until Dark

October 8, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - November 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

Here's mounts a new production of the play Wait Until Dark, the chilling inspiration for the Audrey Hepburn movie about two criminals trying to con a blind woman who proves tougher than she looks. More information. 

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December 2013

I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers

December 3, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - December 22, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

After earning raves in New York for her turn as ’70s superagent Sue Mengers, Bette Midler brings the solo show, written by John Logan, to Westwood. Break out the muumuu and the owl-eyed specs! More information.

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January 2014

Hershey Felder in Abe Lincoln’s Piano

January 3, 2014 @ 12:00 AM - January 13, 2014 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

Hershey Felder regales the audience with a stunningly new and insightful look at the artistry, politics and individuals surrounding that fateful night at Ford’s Theatre, in 1865, when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. More information

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April 2014

Ruth Draper’s Monologues

April 16, 2014 @ 12:00 AM - May 18, 2014 @ 12:00 AM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

Annette Bening stars as Ruth Draper, one of America's first acting megastars. Born into a wealthy New York family in 1884, Draper had a knack for imitating the people around her. At a time when performing onstage was considered a huge social faux pas, Draper pushed through the barriers and made her professional debut to become the toast of New York. More information

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July 2014

Reasons to Be Pretty

July 29, 2014
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until August 31, 2014

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Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Neil LaBute throws together four friends facing image obsessions, existential crises, and fractious relationships

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March 2015

Switzerland

March 3, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Writer Patricia Highsmith (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley) becomes the subject of her own personal thriller

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September 2015

These Paper Bullets!

September 8, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 11:55 PM
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Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Shakespeare receives a 1960s makeover in the musical by Pulitzer finalist Rolin Jones, showcasing songs by Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong (below). Mashing up Much Ado About Nothing with the story of a Beatle-esque Liverpool rock group, the play makes its West Coast premiere.

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November 2015

Outside Mullingar

November 10, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Pulitzer winner John Patrick Shanley can lay claim to such cult films as Joe Versus the Volcano and Moonstruck. His latest Broadway opus, which won the 2014 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, examines the relationship between two neighbors in rural Ireland.

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April 2016

Stage Kiss now on stage at the Geffen!

April 5, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Los Angeles magazine readers save!

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January 2018

All In at The Geffen

January 6, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Hosted by Hank Azaria, Judith & Bruce Stern and Adi & Jerry Greenberg, we invite you to reserve at seat at the Geffen Playhouse as we turn our beautiful theater into a casino complete with live music, a spa and TVs to watch the big games. Players and their guests will enjoy a deep stack no limits hold 'em tournament with an open bar, delicious food and roving masseuses. 100- 150 attendees are expected to join us for this event,…

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September 2019

The Geffen Playhouse Presents Skintight

September 3 - October 6
Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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The West Coast premiere of Skintight featuring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel kicks off the 2019/20 Gil Cates Theater season at the Geffen Playhouse. Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) brings neurotic family drama to the forefront as father and daughter contend with the age-old questions of how to age gracefully in a world obsessed with youth and where love fits into it all. September 3 - October 6 Times vary For tickets and more information visit geffenplayhouse.org

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