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Just a word of warning- avoid parking at the Target parking lot. Save yourself a lot of hassle and pay the $7.00 to park in the Geffen parking lot. I parked at the Target lot to save $2.00. Ugh! They have Gestapo parking lot attendents.
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Go to the W hotel and have appetizers by the pool, then it's only a few blocks to walk to the Geffen theatre
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4.7 average rating
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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 06 2007

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.

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attended Oct 02 2007

This was a fantastic, moving play-- the four actors were phenomenal!! A must-see!!

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attended Oct 28 2007

From the acting to the writing to the wonderful atmosphere of the Geffen, this was a true delight. Laurie Metcalf proves again that she has the perfect mix of quirky and dead-on dramatic skills. In three different productions, she has risen above...continued

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Description

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.