Venue Details

Geffen Playhouse - Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-208-5454
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 78 members
Review from Ira T.
Red Velvet 123 events 57 reviews

An excellent cast, especially the women, sharp edged writing and spirited direction make for an outstanding evening at the Theater.

reviewed Feb 09 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Sandy Matke
Red Velvet 115 events 35 reviews

I loved this show, my favorite so far of the LaBute plays I've seen. As usual, there's a male protagonist with morally/ethically suspect behavior. In this case, I found the protagonist's struggle even more interesting than usual, since I relate to...continued

reviewed Feb 01 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from gary p
Red Velvet 557 events 21 reviews

wonderfully nasty Neal La Bute play.

reviewed Feb 14 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Gustavo Calleros
Red Velvet 213 events 16 reviews

I love Neil Labute plays. Relationship catharsis. This was a great experience. So intimate to see a play like this at this theater. Highly recommend to anyone (probably not for a first date).

reviewed Feb 17 2008 report as inappropriate
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Written By Neil LaBute

Directed By Neil LaBute

Seattle. Chicago. Boston. Los Angeles. Not battlegrounds that you may recognize from history but watch the painful laughter flow when a writer returns to the scene of four crimes of the heart. Before getting married, ‘Guy’ decides to make amends with some girls he left behind. Or does he?

Some Girl(s) is a searing, funny portrait of the artist as a young cad.

About Neil LaBute

Neil LaBute studied theater at Brigham Young University (BYU) where he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At BYU, he produced a number of plays that pushed the envelope of what was allowable at the strait-laced Latter-day Saint university, some of which were immediately shut down after their premieres. LaBute also did graduate work at the University of Kansas, New York University, and the Royal Academy of London.

In 1993, he returned to BYU to premier his play In the Company of Men, for which he received an award from the Association for Mormon Letters. The film version eventually won the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival, major awards or nominations at the Deauville Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Awards, the Thessaloniki Film Festival, as well as from the Society of Texas Film Critics Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle.

His next film, Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), with an ensemble cast including Eckhart and Ben Stiller, was a shockingly honest portrayal of the sex lives of three suburban couples who were friends. In 2000, he wrote and directed an off-Broadway play entitled Bash: Latter-Day Plays, a set of three short plays depicting essentially good people (who happen to be Latter-day Saints) doing disturbing and violent things.

LaBute’s 2002 play, The Mercy Seat, was one of the first major theatrical responses to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Starring Liev Schreiber and Sigourney Weaver, the play was a considerable commercial and critical success, in large part because of its willingness to confront the myths that many New Yorkers had constructed in order to console themselves after the attacks.

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