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The weather was pleasant in the evening. I wore a summery top and black skirt. Gets a bit chilly in the theater..
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Michelle Pena-Handley
If you are seeing this show at the Geffen park next to the Trader Jo's. Then pick up your parking validation at the Geffen concierge. It's a one block walk past the Target to the theater.
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4.7 average rating
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78 reviews
25 stars
attended Jun 04 2011

The play was excellent and the acting among the 5 actors was superb. Last night was a great evening of theater at the Geffen playhouse.

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62 reviews
45 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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62 reviews
45 stars
attended Jun 18 2011

Very powerful show. Great acting, thought provoking.

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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.