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Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
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54 events
22 reviews
40 stars
There is no intermission. Plan ahead.
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Nancy Belling Boyarsky Red Velvet
44 events
8 reviews
6 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.
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"Next Fall"
107 ratings
3.9 average rating
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14 events
3 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 26 2011

EXCELLENT sets, lighting, acting and directing. Funny and sad at the same time.
Love the playhouse - beautiful setting.

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27 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 06 2011

Walked out at intermission. As a gay agnostic man dating a gay Catholic, I was shocked by the lack of nuance to this story. There were no shades of gray. Casting the playwright as the atheist was a giant mistake and revealed which "side" the...continued

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164 events
65 reviews
44 stars
attended Nov 11 2011

I found this play to be well written, well acted, and well produced. The topic of Christianity and its role in Gay Culture is extremely sophisticated but the relationship between a closeted partner, his out partner, and his homophobic family is...continued

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See a preview video of the show at the Geffen’s website.
“Artful, thoughtful and very moving.” —_The New York Times _
“Geoffrey Nauffts has a gift for dialogue that is funny and cutting, and it’s put to good use in this provocative new work.” —_New York Magazine _
“A potent piece of political theater.” —_Variety _
“Deeply moving and surprisingly hilarious.” —_New York Post _
“Surprisingly potent.” —Associated Press
“The best new play of the season.” —_Time Out New York _


Next Fall, which has already won widespread critical acclaim (nominations for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play) makes its West Coast debut with the original New York director. Adam and Luke seem like a case of opposites attract – Adam is older, neurotic and an atheist; Luke is impulsive, a struggling actor and a devout Christian. After Luke is involved in a critical accident, family and friends descend upon the couple and these longtime differences collide, forcing opposing views on faith and family into a stand-off. As timely as it is touching, this must-see play exposes the fundamental truth that we love people both because of – and in spite of – who they are.

This play contains adult language and themes.