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2910 La Jolla Village Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037
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Suitcase or, those that resemble flies from a distance

Written by Melissa James Gibson

Directed by Daniel Aukin

La Jolla Playhouse is thrilled to be presenting the West Coast premiere of Melissa James Gibson’s Suitcase or, those that resemble flies from a distance, directed by Daniel Aukin. In this hip, urban comedy by the author of the Off Broadway hit [sic], Jen and Sallie, two young women who cannot finish their dissertations, refuse to let their frustrated boyfriends into their apartments or their lives. The foibles of procrastination take center stage as the women, glued to their desks, obsessively telephone-talk their way through fantasies and fears in a desperate attempt to fight off the inevitable — love and real life. Suitcase was cheered by Newsday as “exquisite and thoroughly original.”

Melissa James Gibson won an Obie Award for her 2001 production of [sic]. She is currently working on a commission for La Jolla Playhouse and has received two commissions from Steppenwolf Theatre Company and one from Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Company. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.


had its world premiere at Soho Rep, directed by its Artistic Director Daniel Aukin. Aukin also directed Soho Rep’s production of [sic], the biggest critical and popular hit in the theatre’s history, for which he received an Obie Award.

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