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46 ratings
4.7 average rating
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90 events
62 reviews
44 stars
attended Jun 11 2011

This is a very deep and thought provoking play. It definitely makes you think and leads to good discussions. All the actors were marvelous.

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90 events
62 reviews
44 stars
attended Jun 18 2011

Very powerful show. Great acting, thought provoking.

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61 reviews
18 stars
attended Jun 07 2011

The program notes include the following: “Serious theatergoers have high expectations. We want to walk away from a play having been changed or at least questioned in some significant way.” This play is for serious theatergoers. Go see it.

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Quotes & Highlights

Watch a video of playwright David Wiener discussing his play Extraordinary Chambers.

Description

As the Khmer Rouge once again attracts international attention, this world premiere play gets to the heart of the headlines. When Carter, an American telecom executive, brings his wife Mara on a business trip to Cambodia, he never imagines that the ghosts of this beautiful country will find a way to haunt their lives. As business deals unravel and personal negotiations brim with political consequences, Carter and Mara must decide if the salvation of one life is worth sacrificing the justice of many.

“This production will be our fourth world premiere this season, and by virtue of exploring a global phenomenon with precise, personal perspective, Extraordinary Chambers is exactly the type of work we’re looking for in regards to new plays ” said Producing Director Gil Cates.

“At the time that we were selecting_ Extraordinary Chambers_, the very

trials that are present within it were bringing down indictments, and the global gaze turned toward the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia. Although I believe that good theater must be personal, what a delight it is when the political and the personal intersect with such fluidity as is the case with David Wiener’s play."

_Extraordinary Chambers _was workshopped as part of South Coast Repertory Pacific Playwrights Festival in 2009; there was a subsequent reading as part of the Ojai Playwrights Conference in August of the same year. The Geffen Playhouse run is the world premiere of the fully staged production.