Venue Details

Geffen Playhouse - Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 111 members
Review from David L.
Red Velvet 270 events 147 reviews

Terrific Show.....Laurie Metcalf is great.

reviewed Oct 13 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Jay
Red Velvet 188 events 52 reviews

Outstanding cast. A thoughtful and engaging examination of "Death with Dignity" issues.

reviewed Oct 14 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Ms. N.
Red Velvet 127 events 41 reviews

The first act played so strongly, it wasn't until the first act curtain that I realized I'd ignored warning signs of problems that would dominate the second act. I respect the decisions of those who make difficult life choices that are right for...continued

reviewed Oct 16 2007 report as inappropriate
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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.

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