SIGNATURE EVENTS GIVE ADDED
THRILLS TO THE EXORCIST
Talk Back Tuesdays, Girls Night Out, Lounge Fridays and Wine Down Sundays
Possess the Run of The Exorcist at the Geffen Playhouse
LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2012 — As John Pielmeier’s world premiere adaptation of The Exorcist seizes the stage, Geffen Playhouse special events keep the thrills going long after curtain call. The Signature Series for The Exorcist offers one-of-a-kind special events at no additional cost and include:
Talk Back Tuesdays – July 17, 24, 31 and Aug 7, 2012
Talk Back Tuesdays give theater lovers with a thirst for deeper conversation a chance to discuss plot, character, themes or any other questions they might have directly with the artists themselves. This stimulating series includes pre-show beverages, compliments of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, as well as a chance to interact with the actors – and the occasional playwright or director – when they come out on stage after the show and take questions from the audience. These thought-provoking evenings are moderated by a member of the Geffen Playhouse artistic staff.
Girls Night Out – July 19, 2012
Everyone knows that girls just wanna have fun, and this Signature Series was designed with that in mind; although of course, gentlemen are welcome to join as well. Grab friends or bring a date and turn your ordinary Thursday evening into a scintillating, one-of-a-kind night out. This post show party held at the Geffen Playhouse will feature fashion retailer WILLIAM B + friends Mobile Boutique, where you can shop ‘til you drop, the Girls Night Out photo booth, a hosted bar featuring Martian Ranch & Vineyard wines, delicious food from Ronen Levy Events, healthy snacks from Luna Bar and signature cocktails from Karlsson’s Vodka. Plus a take-away gift from Pixi Beauty.
Lounge Fridays – July 27 and August 4, 2012
Cultural happy hour meets bon appétitin this enticing way to ease into your weekend. Unwind and enjoy delicious culinary delights provided byWest Restaurant & Lounge, served pre-show in the Geffen's lobby from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm with complimentary tray-passed champagne. Join in the fun and launch into your weekend with this festive pre-show series.
Wine Down Sundays – July 15, 22, 29, August 5 and 12, 2012
Marvelous ambiance enhances the mood Sunday nights as you cap off your weekend with complimentary wine tastings courtesy of Montes Wines from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Geffen’s lobby. Montes Wines is Chile’s finest producer of sustainably-grown premium wines. Wine Down Sundays is sponsored by the classic sounds of Southern California, 100.3 FM The Sound.
The most chilling test of faith comes to life on stage. This world premiere adaptation of the famous 1971 novel documenting the terror and redemption of a ten-year-old girl remains as frightening and relevant as when first experienced. Under the direction of Tony Award winner John Doyle and adapted by acclaimed playwright John Pielmeier (Agnes of God), The Exorcist transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful.
The Geffen Playhouse production marks the world premiere of this play.
For more information in regards to each of these signature evenings please view: www.geffenplayhouse.org/exorcistevents.
Ticket prices currently range from $37 to $57 for preview performances and from $67 to $87 for the regular run. Tickets are available in-person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, via phone at 310-208-5454 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.org .
ABOUT THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE
The Geffen Playhouse has been a hub of the Los Angelestheater scene since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works and second productions, the Geffen Playhouse continues to present a body of work that has garnered national recognition. Named in honor of entertainment mogul and philanthropist David Geffen, who made the initial donation to the theater, the company was founded by Gilbert Cates, and is currently helmed by Artistic Director Randall Arney, Managing Director Ken Novice and Chairman of the Board Frank Mancuso. Proudly associated with UCLA, the Geffen Playhouse welcomes an audience of more than 130,000 each year, and maintains an extensive education and outreach program, designed to engage young people and the community at large in the arts. For more information, please visit geffenplayhouse.org.
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