Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress at the Geffen Playhouse
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Ruth Draper was a pioneering actress in the early 20th century, taking the stage with only a chair, table and shawl as her props and transforming into myriad characters during her monologues. Now Academy Award-nominated actress Annette Bening is stepping into Draper's shoes and performing some of her most famous monologues, including The Italian Lesson, Doctors and Diets and A Debutante at a Dance. Bening is known for her roles in American Beauty, The Kids Are All Right, Mars Attacks and Running with Scissors. Now you can watch her play a harried society woman, debutante and etiquette instructor all in one night of Ruth Draper's Monologues. Learn More
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Featured review from m Rose
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A wonderful show that you shouldn't miss this legend performer. She captured the audience with her pathos and comedy. Better sound reproduction needed for those of us in the mezzanine--her comedy lines fell off after jokes and laughter from the audience. Often, couldn't hear punchines. Other supporting actors were terrific and loud enough to hear.
As playwright and star, Joan Rivers brings the world premiere of her four-character autobiographical play, Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress, to the Geffen Playhouse. Set immediately before Hollywood’s biggest award preshow, Rivers uses her interactions with the other characters as well as her dressing room (B, not A), her cheese plate (puny, not plentiful) and her producer (the bigwig’s brother-in-law, not the bigwig), as impetus for an introspective look at aging, going through life’s ups and downs and being a woman in Hollywood. Don’t miss the incredible opportunity to see this groundbreaking Emmy Award-winning talk show host, Tony Award-nominated actress and legendary comic icon up close and personal.
Starring Joan Rivers, with Tara Joyce, Emily Kosloski and Adam Kulbersh
Directed by Bart DeLorenzo