Laurie Metcalf and JoBeth Williams in The Quality of Life
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The last date listed for The Quality of Life was Sunday October 28, 2007 / 7:30pm.
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This thoroughly cool, at times comical, and completely creepy show comes from the bordering-on-sick minds of Penn & Teller's Teller and performer-host Todd Robbins. This interactive theatrical experience opens in pitch blackness, where the ethereal sights, sounds -- and touches -- are all the more effective, achieved via the combination of wickedly clever ghost stories and eerie stage illusions. And you know you're in for a fun and terrifying time when the advisories include strobe effects, theatrical haze, interactive elements, adult themes -- and nudity. The show ran off-Broadway in 2010 to acclaim from The New York Times among others, which said "this wild, wicked show is not just a screamfest after all; it's a pretty good piece of theater." Learn More
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The first act of "Quality of Life" is terrific! The actors are outstanding.
The second act should be cut (lecture out). Make this play into a one act and you have an outstanding piece of theatre. I highly recommend this thought provoking work.
Dinah and Bill, a conservative Christian Midwestern couple who are still recovering from the loss of their daughter, have decided to visit their left-leaning cousins, Jeannette and Neil, who lost their house and everything they owned in a wildfire. Now living in a yurt on the scorched site of their former home, Neil faces a terminal illness with a pragmatic and grief-defying Zen approach.
When Dinah and Bill arrive for lunch, Jeannette and Neil’s stubborn equanimity is replaced by the perfect storm. The Quality of Life takes on tough socio-political questions and personalizes them with questions about morality, self-righteousness and our right to live and die by our own design.
Written and directed by Jane Anderson
Starring Laurie Metcalf, JoBeth Williams, Scott Bakula and Dennis Boutsikaris
This production is the world premiere of a Geffen-commissioned Play.