Venue Details

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Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Nancy Belling Boyarsky Red Velvet
42 events
8 reviews
5 stars
Parking: The free parking at the Westwood public structure (paid for by the Geffen) is a real hassle when everyone leaves at once. We pay $5.50 for a lot a block away from the theater and are home in bed by the time the last person straggles out of that slow garage line.
These Paper Bullets!
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7 events
2 reviews
1 stars
If you park in the public structure next to Trader Joes, the Geffen will validate.
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Gift"
78 ratings
3.8 average rating
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111 events
52 reviews
21 stars
attended Jan 30 2013

This is the kind of play that gives Theater a bad name and keeps younger audiences away. The writing was cliche driven, often inane and insulting and the acting, if you call shouting or reciting lines acting, was on the lowest possible level. I...continued

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623 events
315 reviews
71 stars
attended Jan 30 2013

This was a bad play, poorly written, with characters and action that made no sense at all. I kept looking at my watch hoping for the intermission so that I could escape. Even though the play had two distinct acts there was no intermission so I...continued

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56 events
32 reviews
14 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

Admire cast for sustaining 90 minutes of non-stop, boring dialogue (no intermission) but play was a disappointment. Supposed to be a "comedy" but not funny.

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Written by Joanna Murray-Smith

Directed by Maria Aitken

Scenic Designer Derek McLane

Costume Designer Laura Bauer

Lighting Designer Peter Kaczorowski

Sound Designer John Gromada

Media Designer Howard Werner

Production Stage Manager Mary Michele Miner

Assistant Stage Manager Gary J. Breitbach