Next Fall: 2010 Tony-Nominated Drama at the Geffen
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The last date listed for Next Fall was Sunday December 4, 2011 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater:
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Pianist Mona Golabek pays moving tribute to her pianist mother -- a survivor of the Holocaust and the London Blitzkrieg -- in this hit concert drama directed by audience favorite Hershey Felder. Golabek, seated onstage at the piano, performs some of the world's most beloved piano music while sharing harrowing true tales of her mother's life. As a young Jewish pianist in 1938 Vienna, Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, dreamt of a concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. But when she was swept up in the Kindertransport to London in an attempt to be protected from the Nazi regime, everything about Jura's life was upended -- except her love of music. The Los Angeles Times calls The Pianist of Willesden Lane "an arresting, deeply affecting triumph." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Roxanne YahnerRed Velvet
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After seeing the magnificent movie A SINGLE MAN where Tom Ford deeply and beautifully explored the topic of gay isolation this play failed to capture our attention particularly when the main character, Adam, was so unappealing. NEXT FALL is well written, the set is creative, the acting and direction very good but we failed to connect with it.
Quotes & Highlights
- See a <a target="_blank" href="http://geffenplayhouse.com/show_video_listing.php?show_id=135&video_id=44">preview video</a> of the show at the Geffen's website.
- "Artful, thoughtful and very moving." --<em>The New York Times </em>
- "Geoffrey Nauffts has a gift for dialogue that is funny and cutting, and it's put to good use in this provocative new work." --<em>New York Magazine </em>
- "A potent piece of political theater." --<em>Variety </em>
- "Deeply moving and surprisingly hilarious." --<em>New York Post </em>
- "Surprisingly potent." --Associated Press
- "The best new play of the season." --<em>Time Out New York </em>
Next Fall, which has already won widespread critical acclaim (nominations for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play) makes its West Coast debut with the original New York director. Adam and Luke seem like a case of opposites attract – Adam is older, neurotic and an atheist; Luke is impulsive, a struggling actor and a devout Christian. After Luke is involved in a critical accident, family and friends descend upon the couple and these longtime differences collide, forcing opposing views on faith and family into a stand-off. As timely as it is touching, this must-see play exposes the fundamental truth that we love people both because of – and in spite of – who they are.
This play contains adult language and themes.