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Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 515 members
Review from John Boland.
132 events 101 reviews

Terriffic! It was everything you could ask for in this type of theater experience. You walk away realizing that we are all human with human failings and human weaknesses and human needs. It must take a lot of courage to "bear it all"; I...continued

reviewed Feb 17 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Claire W.
5 events 4 reviews

I love the Geffen because it doesn't matter where your seats are - and we purchased the lowest price offered. No matter - could still see and hear perfectly this fast paced very very funny show. The only time we couldn't hear well was when the...continued

reviewed Feb 10 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from m Rose
2 events 1 review

A wonderful show that you shouldn't miss this legend performer. She captured the audience with her pathos and comedy. Better sound reproduction needed for those of us in the mezzanine--her comedy lines fell off after jokes and laughter from the...continued

reviewed Feb 06 2008 report as inappropriate
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As playwright and star, Joan Rivers brings the world premiere of her four-character autobiographical play, Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress, to the Geffen Playhouse. Set immediately before Hollywood’s biggest award preshow, Rivers uses her interactions with the other characters as well as her dressing room (B, not A), her cheese plate (puny, not plentiful) and her producer (the bigwig’s brother-in-law, not the bigwig), as impetus for an introspective look at aging, going through life’s ups and downs and being a woman in Hollywood. Don’t miss the incredible opportunity to see this groundbreaking Emmy Award-winning talk show host, Tony Award-nominated actress and legendary comic icon up close and personal.

Starring Joan Rivers, with Tara Joyce, Emily Kosloski and Adam Kulbersh

Directed by Bart DeLorenzo

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