Geffen Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Season

Geffen Playhouse FootlightsBeginning its third decade of producing world-class theater, the not-for-profit Geffen Playhouse announces its upcoming season:

Barbecue  (written by Robert O’Hara), September 6 – October 16, 2016.  West Coast Premiere.  From Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O’Hara comes a new comedy about sibling love and loathing.
 
The Model Apartment  (written by Donald Margulies, directed by Evan Cabnet), October 11 – November 20, 2016. Pulitzer Prize winner and Geffen Playhouse favorite Donald Margulies (The Country House, Coney Island Christmas, Dinner with Friends) tells the dark and surreal story of Max and Lola, a retired couple who are ready to live out their days in a deluxe seaside condo, but find themselves haunted by the lives they’ve left behind.
 
Icebergs  (written by Alena Smith, directed by Randall Arney), November 8 – December 18, 2016.  World Premiere. Playwright Alena Smith (The Affair, The Newsroom) and Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney bring Silver Lake on a hot summer night in early November, where four friends (and an agent) navigate filmmaking, fossil-finding and family planning.
 
The Lion  (written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, directed by Sean Daniels), January 4 – February 19, 2017.  Los Angeles Premiere.  Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar — actually, six guitars — to lead us on a rock n’ roll journey from boyhood to manhood, through pain and healing, to discover the redemptive power of music.
 
The Legend of Georgia McBride  (written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Mike Donahue), April 4 – May 14, 2017.  West Coast Premiere.  Obie winner Matthew Lopez’s tale of an Elvis impersonator who finds that life as a performer can be quite a drag. At this small-time club in the Florida Panhandle, the King may be leaving the building, but the queens have just arrived.
 
Constellations  (written by Nick Payne), June 6 – July 16, 2017.  Los Angeles Premiere.  Constellations comes to Los Angeles following a hit Broadway run. Ben Brantley of The New York Times asks, “Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible — and so emotionally devastating?”

About Tracey Paleo

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Tracey Paleo is Associate Editor at FootLights Magazine. She's also the Founder and Chief Editor of the arts and culture site, Gia On The Move, where she often reviews live performance events.

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