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Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-208-5454
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Quotes & Highlights

Molly Ivins was “feisty and controversial, a mix of bonhomie and sheer audacity. In short, a character.” — _The New York Times  _

Description

_Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins _

Starring Kathleen Turner

January 3 – February 12, 2012

Written by Margaret Engel and Allison Engel

Directed by David Esbjornson

West Coast Premiere

Two-time Tony and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner sizzles as Molly Ivins, the brassy Texan reporter whose liberal journalism skyrocketed her to the national stage. From writing Elvis Presley’s New York Times obituary to becoming the most widely-read self-proclaimed “pain in the ass to whatever powers come to be,” Ivins, often described as a modern-day Mark Twain, made rabid fans and enemies alike with her sharp-tongued humor and unabashed political criticism. This acclaimed one-woman show captures the redheaded reporter’s indomitable character by weaving personal anecdotes with her colorful take on national politics.

*Available dates for _Red Hot Patriot:

_*1/3/12 at 8:00pm

1/4/12 at 8:00pm

1/5/12 at 8:00pm

1/6/12 at 8:00pm

1/8/12 at 7:00pm

1/10/12 at 8:00pm

1/12/12 at 8:00pm

1/13/12 at 8:00pm

1/15/12 at 7:00pm

_Good People

_April 3 – May 13, 2012

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire

West Coast Premiere

2010 Tony Award Nominee

Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright

Margaret Walsh can’t catch a break. Laid off from her job at the dollar store, she is getting the same level of opportunity from South Boston as she always has: none. Wry, rough around the edges and ready to make a change, she goes to seek out the one who got away – both from “Southie” and from her. Instead, she finds herself in the burbs and out of her element, facing the question – is opportunity granted or earned?

Nominated for a 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s _Good People _takes an affectionate look at the “haves” and “have nots” through the eyes of characters who won’t be ignored.

*Available dates for Good People:

*4/3/12 at 8:00pm

4/4/12 at 8:00pm

4/5/12 at 8:00pm

4/6/12 at 8:00pm

4/8/12 at 7:00pm

4/10/12 at 8:00pm

4/12/12 at 8:00pm

4/13/12 at 8:00pm

4/15/12 at 7:00pm

_The Exorcist

_July 3 – August 12, 2012

Written by John Pielmeier

Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty

Directed by John Doyle

World Premiere

Tony Award Winning Director

The most chilling test of faith come to life on stage. This world premiere adaptation of the famous 1971 novel documenting the terror and redemption of a 10-year-old girl remains as frightening and relevant as when first experienced. Under the direction of Tony Award winner John Doyle and adapted by acclaimed playwright John Pielmeier (Agnes of God), _The Exorcist _transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful.

Available dates for *_The Exorcist

*_7/3/12 at 8:00pm

7/4/12 at 8:00pm

7/5/12 at 8:00pm

7/6/12 at 8:00pm

7/8/12 at 7:00pm

7/10/12 at 8:00pm

7/12/12 at 8:00pm

7/13/12 at 8:00pm

7/15/12 at 7:00pm

All three plays may contain mature language and themes. _The Exorcist _may contain graphic language and themes.